Jean Ku and Kate Slavit join leading EdTech company
Washington D.C. — September 29, 2021 —Interfolio announces today the addition of two leadership hires: Jean Ku as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Kate Slavit as Vice President, Head of People. Creator of the Faculty Information System, Interfolio provides software to universities and colleges to manage the full faculty lifecycle. Part of Insight Partner’s portfolio of companies, Interfolio is growing its team and expertise to meet market demands.
Ms. Ku will lead the marketing strategy at Interfolio and expand awareness of faculty information systems in higher education. She will oversee product and content marketing, demand generation, as well as sales development and enablement. Prior to joining Interfolio, Ms. Ku led Naviance marketing at PowerSchool. With more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience, she has held marketing leadership positions at education technology companies including PowerSchool, Hobsons, Rosetta Stone, Intellify Learning, and Blackboard. Accomplishments include: driving Blackboard’s K-12 product strategy; repositioning and expanding Rosetta Stone’s education business; building and leading high performing teams; streamlining marketing operations and programs; and helping both education and corporate businesses connect meaningfully with their customers.
Ms. Slavit will oversee talent acquisition, talent management, and internal communications to foster a meaningful, diverse, and inclusive company culture. Ms. Slavit joins Interfolio from The Knot Worldwide, formerly WeddingWire, with previous experience in publicity, promotions and special events for Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and more. Accomplishments include: leading the global internal communications and employee experience strategy of WeddingWire’s merge and integration with XO Group (The Knot); creating and producing a suite of branded, national events for wedding and events professionals including the user conference WeddingWire World; managing the national press junket for Columbia Pictures’ SALT and media relations for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.
“Interfolio is scaling up to meet higher education’s need for faculty-first software,” stated Andrew Rosen, CEO of Interfolio. “Jean and Kate bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Interfolio. Their expertise will help Interfolio continue to grow, fostering a culture of excellence for both staff and our hundreds of University and research funder clients.”
Conceived by academics for academics, Interfolio is an education technology company headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, and in Cambridge, England, UK. Founded in 1999, Interfolio operates the acclaimed Faculty Information System for colleges and universities, the Researchfish impact assessment platform for funders and research organizations, and the widely used Dossier service for individual scholars. Over 300 clients based in 15 countries choose Interfolio’s technology for hiring and recruitment, academic appointments and timelines, activity data reporting, faculty reviews and promotions, and research impact analysis. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and advancement, administrative leadership, and beyond. For more information about Interfolio, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.interfolio.com.