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.

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.

Alex Whitney

Alex grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he went on to earn his BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Earlier in his career, he lead the software development efforts for an Atlanta-based startup to a successful acquisition. Alex brings the same entrepreneurial spirit to StudentBridge, helping him solve some of the toughest problems for our customers.

In his spare time, you can find Alex at one of the nearby ice rinks playing hockey or playing enjoying games with his wife, Cam.

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 Bachelors 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.

Niki McCarthy

Niki McCarthy has been spinning her creative wheels at StudentBridge since early 2019 as the Marketing Director. Niki grew up in Woodstock, GA and has remained in the Atlanta area. She earned a bachelor's degree from Georgia College & State University before receiving an MBA from Mercer University. Before joining StudentBridge, Niki worked in marketing for a large tech corporation, a digital agency, and an agricultural company.

If she's being honest, Niki most enjoys spending time with her fiancé (Matt) and cats (Link and Logan), binge watching shows, and crocheting. She promises she's social and fun sometimes, too!

Will Hammons

Will joined StudentBridge in October 2019 as the Director of Sales.

Will grew up in Atlanta and attended The University of Mississippi, where he received a bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. Since returning to Atlanta, he has spent a majority of his career in startup companies. Will is an experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry as well as Fintech and Hospitality. His most recent endeavour before StudentBridge ended with an exit after the company was purchased by a private equity firm. He has a passion for building teams.

Will spends his weekends either rewatching Frozen with his young daughter or looking for live music around the city

Zach Chastain

Joining StudentBridge in 2015, Zach is the team's National 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 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.

Drew Horne

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.

Omar Dandan

Omar started with StudentBridge in 2018 and has climbed the sales ladder to become a motivated Account Executives. Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, Omar moved to America with his family at the young age of 11. He earned his Bachelor's in 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.

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.

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 Olivers 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: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Leadership

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

StudentBridge is looking to hire a driven, experienced and proven Chief Operating Officer (COO) to continue our recent growth, scale the business and oversee our organization’s ongoing operations & procedures on a day-to-day basis.

The COO role is a key member of the senior management team. You will be the company’s second-in-command, reporting only to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Your primary stakeholders will be our customers, followed closely by our partners and our team.

You will optimize our company's operating capabilities and be responsible for the efficiency of the business, setting the appropriate department goals to align to the company’s overarching goals, help department heads develop and implement tactics to attain those goals, collect and analyze results and suggest course correction as needed.

To ensure success you should have a clear understanding of our company’s core values and culture. You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to hear from you. Top candidates will be exemplary leaders, have superb business acumen and have sound understanding of business strategies.

The mission of the COO position is to secure the functionality of the business, as we accelerate our transformation from custom agency to robust SaaS technology solution provider, driving extensive and sustainable growth.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures to steer the company’s future in a positive direction
  • Driving the company’s operating capabilities to surpass customer satisfaction and retention, and company goals.
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision
  • Oversee daily operations of the company and the work of department heads (IT, Production, Marketing, Sales, Finance etc.)
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Write and submit timely reports to the CEO in all matters of importance
  • Assist CEO in fundraising ventures
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances etc.)
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors

Experience, Qualifications, and Requirements

Rather than lay out strict requirements on paper that may actually disqualify the ideal candidate, StudentBridge believes that finding the right “fit” is more important for such a critical, pivotal role. Your past experiences together with how you can apply them to our company will be of utmost interest, as well as personality, work ethic and determination to succeed. Here is a guide to some of the qualities we are looking for. The more you possess, the better:

  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role, in a growth stage company
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, and experience working with staff on all levels
  • Ability to make business projections three years into the future
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions is a plus
  • Experience in SaaS based technology companies is a plus
  • Experience in fundraising is a plus
  • Experience in the education industry is a BIG 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: Software Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reports to: VP of Engineering

It's an exciting time at StudentBridge! We're taking our award-winning solutions to the next level and adding innovative new products. We are looking for a Software Engineer that can help us build a technical foundation for our future offerings. Join a rapidly growing company that's investing in our SMART products and people and passionate about delivering a product that matters.

 

The ideal candidate is eager to learn about a wide range of software development activities. Our team is small, and everyone is expected to contribute on every task. In addition to development, our Software Engineers manage our infrastructure in AWS, work with customers to implement custom integrations, and keep our customers' data safe.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as a full-stack developer
  • Be part of a small, globally distributed development team
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of features for both new and existing products
  • Lead technical innovations for our core technologies
  • Help meet the technical needs of our customers in the public sector

Experience, Qualifications, and Requirements

  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Experience with Node or Python
  • Experience with front-end development using a modern Javascript framework, like React, Angular, or Vue.
  • Comfortable developing APIs
  • Highly motivated
  • Quick learner
  • Interest in or experience with AWS, Terraform, and Ansible

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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