StudentBridge is the world’s leading provider of student engagement and lifecycle solutions.
We drive increased student conversions by delivering highly engaging, personalized touch points & actionable insights across all phases of the student recruitment cycle. In short, we provide the engagement layer between the institution and the prospective student.
We are a group of dedicated, fun-loving student engagement specialists - and we all want to improve the experience for prospective students at every stage of the journey.
Jonathan is the vision and entrepreneur behind StudentBridge. His original career as a professional racing driver netted over 20 race wins and 2 National Championships.
After hanging up his helmet, Jonathan turned his attention to the Internet and started several web companies in his hometown of London during the dot.com crash of 2000. Bad timing maybe, but Jonathan's competitive spirit helped him persevere in what he believed. One of those companies, Realview TV, developed an interactive video delivery platform, that successfully embedded streaming video in a multimedia platform, for superior audience engagement and conversion. This ultimately became the core product offering of StudentBridge.
Now residing in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters (and cat), Jonathan's passion remains in digital communications. An established speaker within the Higher Education circuit, Jonathan is always looking for new ways to engage the student population through new media content and devices.
Outside of the office, Jonathan is a keen aviator. He has his airplane and helicopter license and is happy to give pleasure flights around Atlanta.
Kevin serves as CSO of StudentBridge, using his early roles in product development, technical sales, and content marketing for startups and small companies to emphasize growing the talent in others to enable the growth of the entire organization.
Kevin’s failed attempts at standup comedy, intermingled with his time as a bartender helped him curate the fine balance between likable and credible to win over hearts and minds as he pursued and completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Dayton. Kevin is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt who knows when to turn it all the way up, but also when to enjoy an earned moment of relaxation.
Brant joined StudentBridge from a background of project management, web development / videography, and business development experience.
Originally from Florida, with a brief 10-year layover in Colorado, he moved to Atlanta in 2005 where he finished his Bachelors of International Studies at Georgia State University. He resides in a downtown Atlanta neighborhood with his wife, two dogs, and two turtles.
Brant enjoys spending time working on his classic truck, being a part of the off-road community, photographing abandoned buildings, and volunteering for various causes within his community.
A beer connoisseur, Brant also wrote this entire bio by himself, in the third person.
Jim joins StudentBridge with 30+ years of experience in marketing and advertising, most recently as a Partner at ASO Advertising, spearheading strategy and account leadership. He earned both his BBA and MBA at Pace University, focusing on entrepreneurial management and marketing. Jim realized long ago that humans have two ears and one mouth and that we should use these tools in that same proportion.
Jim has many hobbies which include restoring classic MOPARS and riding motorcycles with his wife. He also volunteers in the aviation community, supporting their events and activities. Jim has two cats named Puppy and Spot—he lost the bet on species, but at least he got to name them.
Amy Jeffrey joined StudentBridge with a passion for helping students make informed decisions as they navigate the college admissions process. While she was pursuing her B.A. in Computer Science at Harvard University, she started her own company - Make Me a Freshman - a free website that helps students understand and organize their requirements and deadlines for applying to specific colleges and for financial aid.
Amy is excited to integrate this software into StudentBridge and to continue helping students and colleges at a larger scale through StudentBridge.
Joining StudentBridge in 2015, Zach is the team's Regional Sales Manager.
Zach grew up in Lilburn, GA before accepting a baseball scholarship to Georgia State University right here in the heart of Atlanta. He then went out to receive his master’s degree in Sports Administration. Zach is an avid sports fan and a craft beer enthusiast. Zach lives in Brookhaven and enjoys hanging out with his friends, family, and his dog Zoey.
Alina Brunner hails from Seattle, WA, where she studied Sociology and Business at Western Washington University. Prior to StudentBridge, she was the Vice President of Finance & Operations for Meridian America, Inc., directing the financial management, distribution, and human resources for Meridian Audio in North America. She's a confirmed workaholic, and truly enjoys diving into data and analyzing variances and trends to recommend actions for the business.
Alina has a goal to visit at least 30 countries in her lifetime, and has crossed off 12 so far! She also has a soft spot for animals, and spends her free time volunteering at a local animal shelter (when she isn't hanging with her miniature long-haired daschund named Maverick, who is a wild man), and loves to cook.
Carly Mearman is our Client Success Manager at StudentBridge. After studying Communication and Media Studies at Endicott College, Carly worked as an Associate Producer with MTV's show Made. After relocating to Atlanta, she worked in Customer Experience with Nfinity, a Cheerleading shoe company, and most recently as an Account Manager at Case-Mate.
Carly has a knack for connecting with people, and has years of experience assisting customers in reaching their goals both professionally and in her side work as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. She's been a dancer and cheerleader her whole life, and when she lived in New York City she interned at the Late Show with Letterman. What a gig!
Brandon joined StudentBridge in 2016 with a strong track records in solving customer problems.
Growing up in Marietta, GA. Brandon played four years of baseball on scholarship at Georgia State University. Brandon loves to attend sporting events, concerts, and breweries with his friends. He's very into fitness, and he has a 6-month-old puppy named Brody.
Brandon currently lives here in Brookhaven and enjoys a short commute to the office.
Drew joined StudentBridge in the middle of 2017 as a Business Development Representative. His excellent grasp of customer needs, friendly and insightful people skills combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and rapid learning of the education industry meant by the end of the year he was rightfully promoted to an Account Executive - where he could interface with clients more directly.
Drew attended Auburn University and considers music the driving force in his life - he's even organized and thrown a music festival on his own (and plans to do more in the future!). Drew's a self-proclaimed foodie who loves the cuisine options available in Atlanta.
Ryan grew up in Marietta, GA. He left Georgia to pursue his degree in psychology at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Outside the office, Ryan enjoys playing golf, movies/ Netflix and going out with his friends. He lives in Buckhead with his dog, Tipsy.
Patrick Creagh came to StudentBridge from Patientco, a patient payments technology start-up in Buckhead. He's a ramblin' wreck from Georgia Tech, which helps him think in terms of systems and how those can be made more efficient. His dry sense of humour helps him fit right in at StudentBridge, where he's excited about the opportunity to help students with one of the most challenging decisions of their lives.
Patrick has been a background actor in six feature films, has attended over 500 concerts and can speak basic Mandarin Chinese. Even with everything keeping him so busy, he does manage to water his Habanero plant at least once a week.
Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine - Sergii joined StudentBridge to help with the technology related opportunities and lead a software development team. With over 14 years of commercial software development experience and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Kyiv Polytechnical Institute, he was working in companies of different sizes, from startups to large corporations.
Outside of the work, Sergii is really into sci-fi books, good music, and great food
Chris joined StudentBridge in 2013 and quickly became our lead video producer. He is responsible for on location filming and then handling the post-production back at HQ. He loves visiting the different campuses around the country - he has been to over 100!
This experience gives him an amazing insight into what is 'normal' and what is 'stand out' at each institution - helping colleges and universities tell their story in a unique way.
When he's not busy creating amazing video, you will find Chris long-boarding or playing music with his band - Oliver's Antics. His hidden talent is his yarling.
Lisa Logan has mastered the art of making order out of chaos, with extensive experience managing multiple stages of projects. After studying Studio Art and Mass Communications at the University of North Georgia, Lisa went on to work in the marketing and advertising world, managing all things trade shows and events. So why leave all that excitement for StudentBridge? Lisa says that what sold her was "All the different personalities and helping to create solutions our customers love!"
Outside of the office, Lisa volunteers for an after-school program - so you could say she's one of the cool kids. And she may not have been a football fan her whole life, but she recently that she started to embrace and partake in football madness to be part of all the fun - if you can't beat em, join em!
HyeJi comes to StudentBridge with several years of experience working in different roles for higher education focused companies—most prominently at C2 Education, a leader in personalized tutoring and college preparation and most recently at Teen Ink, a national literary and art magazine for creative, academically-minded, college-bound teens. Much of her focus was on content creation ranging from curriculum to marketing to operations.
HyeJi is an immigrant, a millennial, and a mega Falcons fan. She has a high Harry Potter IQ and hates cilantro. She has two oddly large, five-year-old fish named Raphael and That Big Guy of which she just recently found out live for upwards of 15 years. Her name is Korean and pronounced like ‘Hedgy’.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Jake brings 6+ years of developing and designing in all types of roles to the Product team (although his heart tells him all the Doctor Who he has watched is the real secret to his success). Most recently, he was a part of a team that built a video course player, educating managers, commercial drivers, hospitality workers, and many more. Jake loves that he gets to work with a great, hungry, and humble-minded team with amazing personalities.
Jake is a good listener, he is resourceful, he is a Miami Heat fan, and he will have your back in a bar skirmish. Shout out to his kids and also their cat, Sylvester, who always runs away from him.
Joy was born in Beirut, Lebanon and moved to the US when she was three. She attended Georgia State University where she double-majored in Marketing and Managerial Science. She comes to StudentBridge from Promethean, a company that focuses on K-12 ed-tech, where she helped the marketing team with many ways including tradeshow planning, social media marketing, and content creation.
Joy loves all dogs but has an affinity for golden retrievers—particularly her puppy Cedar. Joy and Cedar are Atlanta Falcons and Hawks fans. She loves exploring new cultures and foods and wants to visit as many countries and places as she possibly can during her lifetime.
A Georgia native, Garrett got his degree in Mass Media Arts from the University of Georgia. Before coming to StudentBridge, he worked full time as a video producer in Chattanooga, TN, before moving to Atlanta.
Garrett really likes puzzles of all kinds, which is what makes him so great at his job: video editing is a bit like a puzzle, figuring out how all of the pieces fit best together from the raw footage.
Rummel is a Venezuela native with a degree in Film & Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Before coming to StudentBridge, he worked as a Media Content Producer at an online news publication, and produced short films in Savannah.
What makes Rummel great at his job is his passion for helping prospective students see a much clearer image of their dream schools, and his organization skills: "Everything in my life is organized down to the most nitty-gritty details, so why not help other people organize their projects?"
Rummel got his start making stop-motion videos when he was 11 years old, and if you need to know anything and everything about movies, he's your guy. For extra cuteness, follow his pup @LeopoldSteve on Instagram!
Luke Crawford is a Business Development Representative at StudentBridge. Born and raised in Boerne, TX, Luke moved to Baton Rouge, LA to study Business at Louisiana State University, Fayetteville, AR for his wife's school, and now they're in Atlanta and loving it! They decided to head over to Atlanta to be closer to family, get a better city experience, and take the next step in his career.
When he isn't working, Luke loves to skateboard and has loved exploring the great parks in the ATL. When he can get out of the city, he loves to travel to new places and "do as the locals do" - and if there's water, he'll be in it!
Luke and his wife have a little dog, who they've renamed Barky (because, well, sometimes dogs like to bark).
Luke Panosian is a Business Development Representative at StudentBridge. Before joining the team, he studied Communications and Business Marketing at Georgia Southern University, where he also served as Assistant Director of Program Development after graduating. A fierce Michigan Wolverines fan, Luke loves being part of the exciting atmosphere in an up-and-coming business and working with great people.
Luke and Leo DiCaprio go back forth for best hair in the world, so he's kind of a big deal. He's played soccer and golf his whole life, owns over 20 pairs of Vans, and has 3 other siblings. He lives with his orange tabby cat named Thor, who he rescued in college.
Luke credits Mom & Dad for being great role models both in life and in the corporate world!
Originally from Lebanon, Omar joined the StudentBridge family after getting a degree in Marketing from Georgia State University,
With his ability to deal with difficult people and his quick thinking on his feet, Omar was ready to hit the ground running. And while he's starting to really feel at home with the StudentBridge family, Omar would like the record to show, it isn't true love yet: "I only love my mom and my bed. (I'm sorry.)"
Omar is a dad to a half black lab/pit named Luna and step-dad to a husky named Ponyo.
Originally from Macon, GA, Katy got her degree in Marketing from Georgia College and State University.
Her experience as a professional clothier (selling custom clothing) put her in a unique position to help prospective customers find the right "fit" for their needs.
Katy is a Georgia fan by birth (Go Dawgs?) but prefers to watch golf (Jordan Spieth) or tennis (Rafael Nadal). When she isn't playing tennis or travelling, Katy likes to spend time with her two dogs - Harvey and Charlie - that she rescued in college.