Executive Team

Our leaders

Laura K. Ipsen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Laura K. Ipsen is president and chief executive officer of Ellucian. Ms. Ipsen has more than 25 years of experience as a technology executive, working to drive transformation in the public and private sectors and spur adoption of comprehens...
Darren Hunt

Managing Director, EMEA

As managing director for Ellucian’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Darren is responsible for business and operational management as well as the regional strategy and go-to-market ownership.Prior to joining Ellucian in 2017, Darren w...
Jim Bennett

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

As senior vice president and general counsel for Ellucian, Jim Bennett is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and in so doing, works closely with public and private universities around the world.Mr. Bennett joined S...
Harshan Bhangdia

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Harshan Bhangdia is responsible for leading Ellucian’s finance operations, including key financial and strategic initiatives, financial reporting, and technical accounting.Prior to joini...
Alberto E. Chacin

Managing Director, Latin America and Caribbean

In his role as managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alberto is responsible for business and operational management strategy and regional go-to-market ownership. With his strong background in digital transformation, cloud, and lar...
Namita Dhallan

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

As senior vice president and chief product officer, Namita Dhallan sets the strategy and direction for Ellucian’s portfolio of solutions designed to power higher education, including cloud initiatives and partnerships. She leads the company’s Prod...
Atish Ghosh

Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development

As senior vice president, global research and development for Ellucian, Atish Ghosh leads the global organization that is responsible for the design, development, and release of Ellucian's product portfolio. Dr. Ghosh joined Ellucian in 2015 leadi...
Garland Hall

Senior Vice President of Global Customer Success

Garland Hall is the senior vice president of global customer success at Ellucian. In this role, he is responsible for managing Ellucian’s global support strategy and customer support operations. Mr. Hall has more than 20 years of experience buildi...
Holly C. Kortright

Senior Vice President of People

As senior vice president of people, Holly Kortright is responsible for leading the global human resources function at Ellucian. In this role, she drives the company’s human capital management strategy—including talent acquisition and development, ...
Jenny Lee

Vice President, Global Sales Operations and Strategic Initiatives

As vice president of global sales operations and strategic initiatives, Jenny is responsible for enabling Ellucian’s field team by driving process improvement, creating efficiencies using technology and defining best-fit solutions to meet customer...
Daniel Maier

Senior Vice President of Sales, North American Markets

As senior vice president of sales for North American markets, Dan is responsible for all product, services, and cloud sales in North America. He leads the company’s sales planning and execution strategy. Dan and his team work closely with Ellucian...
Jackie Yeaney

Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Jackie Yeaney is responsible for the full breadth of Ellucian’s marketing efforts, including corporate, product and field marketing. She leads a global team responsible for brand, marketing strategy, marketing communica...