About Us

StudentBridge is the world’s leading
provider of student engagement
and lifecycle solutions.

Our Story

StudentBridge helps higher education marketing and admissions professionals access higher quality and quantity of students with the right content on the right device at the right time.

Our Personalized Rich Media Solutions:

  • Impress prospective students with branded and interactive platforms
  • Engage them with emotional content and personalized experiences
  • Convert them at every stage of the student lifecycle

We firmly believe in the power of personalized rich media. We also understand that even the best content must be intelligently curated and strategically delivered. Our solutions expertly engage prospective students from first touch to post-graduation with the outcome being better retention through better recruitment.

 

 

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Jonathan Clues

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.

Monisha Longacre

With over 25 years of digital media experience, Monisha joined StudentBridge in February 2020 to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company and lead the team to achieve the company's growth objectives. Working at PlayOn Sports, The Weather Channel, Ernst & Young and Lotus, Monisha has served in roles in Communications, Product Management, Marketing, Portfolio Management and Project Delivery and founded several early-stage start-ups.
 
Monisha earned a BS in Communications from the University of Virginia and an MS in Corporate Public Relations from Boston University.  She resides in Atlanta with her husband and her son who plays basketball and baseball.  Her daughter attends Rhodes College and plays basketball.  Monisha is often found on the sidelines of sporting events cheering on her children and her favorite teams.  
 
In her free time, she likes to travel, read and check items off her bucket list.

Rob Coddington

Rob joined StudentBridge in 2019 after attempting to become a professional poker player in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though that would be a pretty cool career, we are glad he is with us! Rob has a BS in Accounting and 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting. Before joining StudentBridge, he spent 13 years at Limited Brands.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio and spending most of his life in Columbus, Ohio, Rob has taken multiple coast-to-coast trips (thank gosh for his Prius)! Rob is a US Army Vet who graduated jump school , but he's a pretty grounded guy nonetheless. He enjoys golfing, bowling, and spending time with his two brothers, three great nephews, and great niece.

Brant Bailey

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 Georgia in 2005, actively making a choice to not move back to Florida and allowing others to assume the mantle of the Florida man legend. It was here, in Atlanta, where he finished his Bachelor of International Studies at Georgia State University. He resides in a downtown Atlanta neighborhood with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Brant enjoys spending time working on his classic Jeep truck, paddle boarding, 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.

Mike Murphy

Mike joined StudentBridge in April 2020. In his career, he has enjoyed a well rounded twenty-plus years in the tech sphere, with roles in IT operations, software development, and enterprise architecture at companies including location services provider HERE Technologies and media company Turner Broadcasting (now part of Warner Media Group).
 

An Atlanta native, Mike earned degrees from Boston University in Social Studies Education and History. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife Patty, a professional artist and environmental activist, their two sons, and one large (but snugly) dog. Mike is a history buff, concentrating in late 19th and early 20th-century history. He also enjoys video games, watching movies at home with his family, and traveling.

Zach Chastain

Joining StudentBridge in 2015, Zach is the team's Director of University Partnerships.

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 on to receive his master’s degree in Sports Administration. Before coming to StudentBridge, Zach worked in the sports industry for four years, starting at Georgia State University Athletics before running special events such as Jay-Z and Beyoncé and TomorrowWorld.

Zach is an avid sports fan (GO BRAVES!) and a craft beer enthusiast. He lives in Brookhaven and enjoys hanging out with his friends, family, and his dog Zoey.

Patrick Creagh

Patrick joined StudentBridge in 2018 even though he fell out of his chair during the interview! Through his role as the Director of Revenue Operations, he works with our Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success teams to add value across the customer lifecycle. Before joining StudentBridge, he spent 4 years with fellow Atlanta startup Patientco. Patrick has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Georgia Tech and hopes they have a better football season this year.
 
In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and winning his fantasy football league.

Drew Horne

Drew joined StudentBridge in the middle of 2017 as a Business Development Representative. His excellent grasp of customer needs and friendly and insightful people skills combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and rapid learning of the education industry meant that, by the end of the year, he was 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.

Omar Dandan

Omar started with StudentBridge in 2018 and has climbed the sales ladder to become a motivated Account Executive. Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, Omar moved to America with his family at the young age of 11. He earned his Bachelor of Marketing at Georgia State University, which he applied to his work in the live music industry. After a few years of travelling the country for companies like Livenation, he came back to Atlanta to settle down.

Omar spends most of his free time attending concerts, hanging out with friends, eating at every Asian restaurant he can off Buford Highway, and watching home improvement YouTube videos. When he's not out and about, he's working on his new home with his sweet dog Luna in tow.

Tyler Morris

As an Alumni of the Coles College of Business, Tyler Morris has quickly become a gifted account executive and higher ed advocate. Tyler's passionate approach to consultative enrollment marketing has proven beneficial for many schools that needed to better navigate the digital aspects of the higher learning landscape.

When he is away from the office, Tyler performs improv comedy at a local theater and often attends open-mic nights around Atlanta.

Monique Villalona

With over 7 years in Higher Education Admissions, Monique joined StudentBridge in June 2020 as an Account Executive. While working in admissions, she took an innovative approach to recruitment and retention efforts to increase performance year over year during her tenure at Berklee Online.
 
Monique grew up in New Jersey and attended Boston University, where she graduated with a B.S in Film and Television and performed in the college's premier a cappella group. She enjoys running and completed her first marathon in 2019. Most of her free time is spent with family, friends, or snuggling with her puppy Murphy. 

Katy Ball

Katy joined the StudentBridge team in August 2018 as a Business Development Representative. In August 2019, she became a full time Client Success Manager helping further develop relationships with our client base.

Katy graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA in the spring of 2017 and has lived in Atlanta, GA since. She spends much of her time outside of work with her two dogs Harvey and Charlie. She enjoys traveling with friends and family as well as the occasional tennis match.

Kady Coleman

Kady joined StudentBridge as a Business Development Representative in the spring of 2019 and recently transitioned into a Client Success Manager. She is a native Atlantan and graduated from Georgia College (Go Bobcats!).

When she is not building relationships with current clients, she can be found snuggled up on the couch in comfy clothes with her three golden retrievers or whining her way through an Orangetheory class.

Christopher Showalter

Chris graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Video and Film Production. As a third generation native of ITP Atlanta (that's true Atlanta in case you didn't know), it will always be home, and he knows he'll always return if he ever leaves. Through his work with StudentBridge, Chris has been privileged to travel to most states in the US. He loves nature and visits national parks if they're nearby wherever he's traveling for work.

Before StudentBridge, Chris worked at an online retail company, helping them film and edit marketing content. He's also filmed a lot of weddings, and as a result, he now does everything he can to avoid filming anymore. Since he's traveling to film at campuses 5-6 months out of the year, the only pets he can care for are plants. That being said, he has a very large collection. Besides nature related hobbies - backpacking, kayaking, camping - Chris loves to play music and sing. He was the lead singer, guitarist, and pianist in the band Oliver's Antics for several years. He also currently sings tenor in his church choir. Two of his main pet peeves are people who chew noisily and people who ride his bumper. Please stop.

Lisa Logan

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, developing a strong background in project and client relationship management.

Lisa enjoys being the “fun aunt” to her 3 energetic nieces and nephew, finding new crafty projects to try, and is a firm believer in sunscreen, getting outside, and that moving your body for at least 30 minutes every day improves everything.

Careers

StudentBridge is a fast-paced, award-winning startup that’s connecting students with their futures.

We’re adding to the crew. Ready to make a difference?

We offer:

  • A fun work environment with a motivated team at our Atlanta offices
  • Competitive salary
  • 15 days of PTO in the first year that increases with tenure
  • Paid holidays
  • Premium healthcare plan that includes health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Team events and perks
Current Openings

We are seeking solid candidates to fill the following positions.

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Job Title: Product Manager

Department: Product Management

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

It’s an exciting time at StudentBridge! Despite the current environment, we are still investing in our products and people and we are passionate about delivering a service that matters. We’re seeking an innovative and vibrant Product Manager to strategically plan, design, build, and manage the company’s suite of digital engagement solutions and backend platform.  The Product Manager will be responsible for understanding customer needs, defining a product strategy, writing product requirements, and launching new solutions.

The Product Manager is responsible for defining and executing the product roadmap and ensuring the on-time, on-budget delivery of products. This person will work closely with Sales and Technology serving as a bridge between the two groups. This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer. Once normal business operations resume, the candidate will work full-time in our Atlanta office.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development and product launches
  • Translate the product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by the Technology teams
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
  • Analyze market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans
  • Collaborate closely with Technology, Production, Marketing, and Sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates StudentBridge and its features across primary market segments
  • Assess current competitor offerings seeking opportunities for differentiation
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate go-to-market plans

Experience, Qualifications & Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering
  • 5-7 years of experience in a dynamic product management role
  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
  • Highly effective cross-functional team management
  • Previous experience delivering finely-tuned product marketing strategies
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills combined with strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large number of tasks
  • Experience with documenting user workflows and developing seamless user interfaces

About StudentBridge

Founded in 2015, StudentBridge is fast becoming the leading partner to colleges and universities that are looking to Identify, Engage and Convert new students through the power of digital marketing.

Through our suite of rich-engagement products, we help over 170 partner schools maximize their online presence and provide the data and analytics to track and deliver success. We help students better understand their education choices and find the right fit.

Based out of Atlanta, GA, the office atmosphere is fun, but professional. Casual, but goal orientated. We are motivated by success, both year-on-year and longer-term as we march towards our ultimate vision of being the #1 resource for colleges and students to find the perfect match.

What We Offer

  • An enjoyable working environment within a motivated team from our Atlanta tech-style offices
  • Competitive Salary and Benefit plans
  • Career Planning and Growth
  • Healthcare Plan including health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Team Events and Perks

 

Note: The responsibilities of this position are not limited to those listed above and the employee may be asked to perform additional duties. This job description may be changed at the discretion of the employer. The employee will be notified if such changes occur.

Send your resume to careers@studentbridge.com to start the process today!

Job Title: Lead Generation Marketing Specialist

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

The Lead Generation Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive, integrated demand generation campaigns including email marketing, content marketing, social media, webinars and lead nurturing tactics that deliver a consistent pipeline of high-quality leads for Sales. Candidate will have experience leading demand generation campaigns and proven results in successfully planning, executing, building programs and reports in HubSpot and SalesForce, and analyzing and optimizing results.

Candidate will be responsible for nurturing healthy internal and external relationships with the intent of building lead generation program value, direct response tactic execution, differentiating the company from its competitors, becoming a product knowledge expert, and creating an environment for continuous campaign improvement.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive Marketing Qualified Leads: Develop lead generation campaign/program strategy, objectives, goals, metrics, and define best practices, standards and processes to drive successful customer acquisition and current customer upsell opportunities.

  • Integrated Campaign Development: Execute an integrated mix of email, direct mail, digital, lead-nurturing and content marketing campaigns for lead generation, including emails, landing pages, calls-to-action and content.

    Lead Nurture: Manage lead nurturing programs to accelerate prospect movement through the demand generation sales funnel.

  • Marketing Automation: Ensure optimization of marketing automation best practices to attract and guide qualified leads through the sales process. Extensive marketing automation platform (HubSpot preferred) and SalesForce experience required.

  • Campaign Calendar and Matrix: Maintain calendar of all demand generation campaigns/programs, tactics, budgets, and metrics to optimize awareness and lead generation efforts.

  • Targeting/Segmentation: Segment target audiences based on propensity-to-buy segment strategies, personas, “jobs-to-do” messaging strategy, and demographic criteria and completed interactions (e.g. content downloads, calls, chats, lead form completion, page views, etc.).

  • Lead Generation Workflows: Define lead flow processes and work with Database Marketing Team to optimize interdepartmental service level agreements; optimize system architecture and program workflows in HubSpot and SalesForce to support Sales/Marketing processes.

  • Reporting and Metrics: Track and report on demand generation performance metrics, using this data to continually optimize campaign performance. Analytical and able to derive meaning from data through A/B testing and email/landing page optimization.

  • Manage day-to-day activities and lead planning meetings with Segment Teams and external agency to define and execute on B2B demand generation strategy required to drive identified KPIs and business growth initiatives.

Experience, Qualifications, and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communications-related field of study. Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional and demand generation marketing.

  •  7-10 years of in-depth knowledge and experience leading demand/lead generation and direct response campaign strategy and execution; including email and digital marketing, lead nurturing, and marketing automation.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Seasoned project management skills; highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with varying deadlines.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment while balancing strategic, tactical and analytical responsibilities.

  • A team player with the confidence to present a professional and positive demeanor with internal and external customers. Able to take the lead and guide agency relationships and other employees and colleagues.

  • Experience working within the Higher Ed industry a plus.

Note: The responsibilities of this position are not limited to those listed above and the employee may be asked to perform additional duties. This job description may be changed at the discretion of the employer. The employee will be notified if such changes occur.

Send your resume to careers@studentbridge.com to start the process today!

Job Title: Account Executive

Department: Sales

Reports to: EVP of Sales

It's an exciting time at StudentBridge! We're taking our award-winning solutions to the next level and adding innovative new products and looking for an Account Executive that can be responsible for strategic growth in our energetic office. Join a rapidly growing company that's investing in our SMART products and people and passionate about delivering a product that matters.

The Account Executive at StudentBridge is responsible for all aspects of new-logo acquisition for our product suite primarily over the phone, by email, and via web-based presentations. Core responsibilities include prospecting, relationship development, running sales cycles, pricing, presentation delivery, negotiations, and closing. In this role, expect to own, create, and close deals alone or in collaboration with sales and marketing resources. Our sales team strives to understand the specific challenges that both prospects and customers are faced with and map StudentBridge’s solutions to achieve the desired positive business outcomes. They create positive relationships with stakeholders while maintaining a solid knowledge of StudentBridge’s evolving technology as well as differentiators. It is imperative that you demonstrate leadership qualities, ethical behavior, work ethic and self-motivation.

The ideal candidate has a history of bringing on new business, hitting sales quotas and loves the challenges that come with outbound prospecting in a competitive market.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create detailed business plans and forecasts to facilitate the attainment of goals and quotas
  • Manage the entire sales cycle from finding a client to securing a deal
  • Build and maintain a robust sales pipeline within your market segment
  • Present sales decks and products to prospective clients
  • Manage contract negotiations
  • Negotiate agreements and keep records of sales and data
  • Develop long-term strategic relationships and ensure customer success
  • Cultivate relationships with supporting member of the sales and marketing team

Experience, Qualifications, and Requirements

  • 2+ years proven experience as a Business Development Representative, or in other consultative sales/customer service role
  • Knowledge of market research, sales, and negotiating principles
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of CRM software (e.g. Salesforce) is a plus
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to build relationships
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Self-starter that works well in teams and synergetic environments
  • BS/BA degree preferred

Note: The responsibilities of this position are not limited to those listed above and the employee may be asked to perform additional duties. This job description may be changed at the discretion of the employer. The employee will be notified if such changes occur.

Send your resume to careers@studentbridge.com to start the process today!

Job Title: Business Development Representative

Department: Sales

Reports to: EVP of Sales

The Business Development Representative at StudentBridge is responsible for all aspects of new lead/prospect acquisition for our product suite primarily over the phone and by email. Core responsibilities include prospecting, relationship development and message delivery to set meeting appointments. In this role, expect to own and create new prospect creation alone or in collaboration with sales and marketing resources. Our team strives to understand the specific challenges that both prospects and customers are faced with and map StudentBridge's solutions to achieve the desired positive business outcomes. They create positive relationships with stakeholders while maintaining a solid knowledge of StudentBridge's evolving technology as well as differentiators. It is imperative that you demonstrate personal drive, tireless persistence, ethical behavior, and self-motivation.

The idea candidate has a history of bringing in new prospects, hitting quotas and loves the challenges that come with outbound prospecting in a competitive market.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generation of new leads.prospects with the intention of creating more sales/revenue
  • Appointment scheduling, preparation, and presentation to prospects
  • Initial and post-meeting follow-up and keeping records
  • Maintaining positive customer relationships
  • Cultivate relationships with supporting members of the sales and marketing team

Experience, Qualifications, and Requirements

  • Experience in b2b SaaS sales at the corporate level preferred
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Motivation, perseverance, and determination qualities
  • An aptitude for Research and analysis
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of CRM software (eg. Salesforce) is a plus
  • Excellent Communication/presentation skills and ability to build relationships
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Self-starter that works well in teams and synergetic environments
  • BS/BA degree preferred; a background in customer development may be accepted

Note: The responsibilities of this position are not limited to those listed above and the employee may be asked to perform additional duties. This job description may be changed at the discretion of the employer. The employee will be notified if such changes occur.

Send your resume to careers@studentbridge.com to start the process today!

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