Iain Atkinson

Chief Revenue Officer

Iain is a thoughtful and strategic commercial leader passionate about enabling institutional success across higher education. In his role as Chief Revenue Officer of Interfolio, his mission is to empower academics and campus leadership to deliver maximum Return on Education.

Prior to joining Interfolio, Iain spent over a decade collaborating with university presidents and provosts developing partnerships focused on enhancing institutional and student success. At EAB, Iain launched the Navigate student success platform, a solution that specifically addresses the unique needs of community and technical college students. From there, Iain moved to lead Salesforce’s Education Cloud partnerships with R1 universities across the South East. Most recently, he led the go-to-market commercial strategy for The Health Management Academy.

Iain earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Enterprise Management from Wake Forest University and is an Executive MBA Candidate at New York University, Stern School of Business, Class of 2024. Originally from Durham, England, Iain now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Stephanie, their newborn daughter and a wiley old English Pointer dog. A former, semi-professional tennis player and college All American, Iain enjoys challenging himself on the golf course, exploring Alexandria with his family and chasing PBs on the Pelton.

Iain can be reached at iain.atkinson@interfolio.com or via cell at 571-637-9654.

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David Ashman

Senior Vice President, Engineering

David leads the engineering team at Interfolio where he manages all aspects of software product delivery, including software engineering, quality assurance and production operations. David has 25 years of experience as a software engineer and architect. Thirteen years of his career have been devoted to leading educational technology organizations, ranging from early childhood through higher education, including his role as Chief Architect of Blackboard’s flagship learning management platform. David specializes in agile, cloud and DevOps transformations within organizations looking to advance their technology practices. He has presented on his unique technical transformation experiences in the workforce to a variety of audiences including at international conferences like DevOps Enterprise Summit. He also contributed a case study to The DevOps Handbook. David holds a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Jean Ku

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Jean is a strategic marketing leader who balances the creative and data aspects of marketing. As SVP of Marketing at Interfolio, Jean is responsible for all marketing efforts to expand awareness around Interfolio’s faculty-first mission and solutions. Her responsibilities include product and content marketing, demand generation, brand, and marketing operations. She also has responsibility for the sales development and sales enablement teams. 

Jean brings extensive experience in and passion for education technology and faculty and student success. Prior to Interfolio, she led marketing teams at other major education technology companies. Most recently, Jean helped lead and transition Naviance marketing programs from Hobsons into PowerSchool. At Hobsons, Jean transformed marketing services and established an insights-driven marketing organization. Jean has also built and led marketing teams at Rosetta Stone, Intellify Learning, and Blackboard. Jean was formerly a management consultant, serving Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-up companies, as well as government organizations such as the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education.       

Outside of work, Jean serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and as a mentor in Project W’s Tech Equity Hub. She likes to hike on beautiful days, train her puppy, and spend time with her family. Jean received her BS in International Marketing from the American University and her MBA from the University of Maryland.  

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Navid Bazari

Vice President, Head of Product

Navid leads the product management, design and analytics team for Interfolio, responsible for the product vision, strategy and roadmap for Interfolio’s FIS and Researchfish platforms. With over 20 years of experience in online technology/services, Navid’s career has taken him across diverse industries and firms, including Fintech at IBM, Media at Thomson Reuters, HRTech at Korn Ferry and, more recently, in 2016, joining Elsevier to work on EdTech.

During his tenure at Elsevier, Navid launched the Reviewer Recommender for Elsevier Journal editors to improve their peer-review invitation decision with data and analytics. While responsible for the Elsevier Submissions Platform product strategy, he recruited and developed product managers to ensure everything built was grounded in customer/user needs with an evidence-based approach to prioritisation.

Before product management, Navid spent a decade in engineering. He received a first-class honours B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Portsmouth.

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Christine Lee

Vice President, Product & Content Marketing

Christine is a tech marketing leader with twenty years of experience growing revenue for B2B and B2C brands within EdTech, education, and the nonprofit sector. As VP of Product Marketing at Interfolio, she creates content and product marketing strategies that drive revenue and accelerate conversion throughout the funnel. She partners closely with sales and product leadership on GTM planning and execution, and she frequently collaborates with executive leaders at client universities to amplify their stories of innovation. Prior to Interfolio, Christine grew the revenue and events program at the Austin Film Society, an entrepreneurial media nonprofit. As the first marketing hire at the esteemed Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, she managed demand generation and content marketing functions. Outside of work, Christine can often be found reading literary fiction, seeking out the newest bakery, or planning her next travel adventure. She received her BA with Honors in Art History at Southern Methodist University.

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Todd McCartney

Vice President, Technical Services and Support

At Interfolio, Todd is leading our Technical Services and Technical Support Teams. He enjoys working directly with our clients to understand their business requirements & challenges and aligning his teams to deliver client delight in the most efficient manner. Todd has spent the entirety of his career focused on support and services delivery with an emphasis on designing and delivering high visibility projects, support and offerings that solve client’s business initiatives. He’s highly focused on process improvement and has an affinity for using analytics and metrics to help manage and drive Interfolio’s success. Prior to joining, Todd was a technical support manager of mission critical single-sign-on infrastructures after he was a professional services security architect. Todd holds of B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Anthony Morris

Vice President, Account Management

A lifelong educator, Anthony has spent over 30 years serving the education community as a teacher, not-for-profit director, and sales executive.  His service to the Ed Tech community includes sales and management roles at Scantron, Hobsons and Campus Management.    At Interfolio, he leads our renewal and expansion strategies for our Faculty Information System clients and our Researchfish brand. Anthony is passionate about helping our institutional partners uncover efficiencies in processes so that faculty can better support the teaching, research, and service missions of their institutions.  Outside of work, he stays busy with his family and volunteering with his local scout troop and youth sports teams. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s Degree Education from the University of Virginia.

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Kate Slavit

Vice President, People and Chief of Staff

Kate brings a unique set of experiences to the Interfolio team as VP, Head of People. Always focused on nurturing relationships, connecting across organizations and creating moments for hospitality in business, she oversees the People and Culture strategy at Interfolio. In partnership with Talent Management and Talent Acquisition, Kate sees the People team as a business partner and internal marketing function, with special attention to communications, experience and recruitment marketing. 

Early in her career, she developed and supported PR campaigns for restaurant and hospitality clients including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Morton’s The Steakhouse, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Larry King Cardiac Foundation. After leading the publicity and promotions of theatrical film releases for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studios, Kate joined the team at WeddingWire overseeing PR, B2B and B2C events and Corporate Communications. For seven years as a communications leader on the Marketing team, she transitioned to the People team, leading internal and executive communications and global employee experience through private equity transactions and the merge with XO Group to form The Knot Worldwide.

Kate holds a BA in Public Communication and Cinema from The American University in Washington, DC.

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