Our leadership team has the right combination of expertise in higher education, technology, IT, engineering, operations, customer experience and relationships, marketing, and talent recruitment and retention. We give colleges and universities the power to do and achieve more with leading-edge managed technology services that enable a thriving higher education system.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Charles “Chuck” Brady is Founder and Chairman of Apogee, the managed technology services provider solely focused on higher education. Today the company serves more than 400 university clients and over 1,000,000 students and administrators.
Brady founded Apogee in 1998 at the age of 21 and served as CEO of Apogee until September 2021. Brady is also active in the non-profit XPRIZE, serving on the Innovation Board to drive social progress in areas including climate change.
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Drossos is CEO of Apogee. He has extensive experience in higher education and managed technology services having served as COO at InterVision Systems after leading the successful merger with his previous firm, Infiniti Consulting Group. As President of Infiniti he transformed the company into a prolific cloud services provider.
Drossos also previously served as President and Senior Vice President at Pearson North America, as Senior Vice President of Digital Partnerships at McGraw Hill Education, and as President, Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Edison Learning.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark rejoined the Apogee team in March 2010. After playing a key role in Apogee’s first five years from 1998 through 2003, Mark left to gain valuable experience, and a change in climate, at Alaska DigiTel, a regional provider of cellular voice and data services.
While at DigiTel, Mark was part of a team that grew subscribers from 7,000 to 40,000 over 5 years. In 2008 the company was acquired by an Alaskan statewide telephone and cable operator, GCI, for $40 million. Post acquisition, Mark served as a Director for GCI overseeing voice and messaging products. With an institutional perspective on Apogee’s vision and more than a decade of telecommunications experience, Mark’s drive for organizational growth and scalability is well-suited to Apogee’s customers, employees, and leadership team.
Mark has a degree in Accounting from St. Edward’s University and has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin joined the Apogee team in March 2020. As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin provides leadership in driving operational excellence within the company and also focuses on leading strategy and strategic initiatives. Kevin leads a talented group focused on ensuring we have the right operations, processes, teams, and resources to serve our customers and meet their needs today and into the future.
Kevin comes to Apogee from Accruent where he most recently served as Chief of Staff, overseeing IT, Business Systems, Enterprise PMO, and Strategic Programs. Prior to his Chief of Staff role, Kevin served as General Manager of Telecom, VP of Business Operations, and VP of People and Talent. Prior to Accruent, Kevin held multiple Finance, Operations, and Strategy leadership roles at Dun & Bradstreet and Hoover’s Online.
Kevin has a BBA in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Technology Officer
Delzompo is responsible for developing and implementing innovative and effective managed technology services strategies that serve the needs of US higher education, as well as ensuring that the company’s offerings meet and exceed the needs of its 400-plus higher education customers. He is responsible for product development and product management roadmaps and processes, including quality assurance, security, and data protection processes, for Apogee and for the company’s rapidly expanding college and university customer base. Prior to joining Apogee, Lou held senior technology leadership roles for both public and private entities focused on the K-12 and higher education sectors.
Lou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Executive Vice President
Matt Loecke joined Apogee in 2013 and is responsible for sales strategy, business development, and day to day management of the Apogee sales organization.
Prior to joining Apogee, Matt worked as a sales strategy and management consultant to companies in technology, engineering, software, and pharmaceuticals, serving a diverse set of clients in North America and abroad. Previously, Matt served as VP of Sales for a collegiate media firm based in Chapel Hill, NC. In this capacity Matt was responsible for sales force management and development across 200+ campuses in 46 states.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the Young Executive Institute, Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Teresa de Onis
Vice President, Marketing
Teresa de Onis is a 25-year Austin marketing veteran with expertise in integrated marketing, communications, and change management across multiple industries including semiconductors, distance learning systems, information technologies, and higher education. She transforms marketing and communications by combining strategy and storytelling to create and execute compelling and authentic marketing strategies, value propositions, communication plans, brand architectures, sales enablement plans and tools, campaigns, and customer experience journeys.
Teresa holds an MBA, BA, and certificate in change management, all from the University of Texas at Austin. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and has worked and traveled abroad extensively. When not at work, she’s busy raising her daughter and money for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Vice President, HR & Talent
Keesha is a start-up veteran with a broad range of HR experiences. At Apogee, she serves as the Vice President of Human Resources, where she leads the people strategy, focused on making good teams great.
Working at GoDaddy.com in Scottsdale, Arizona, Keesha led the training and recruiting teams at a time when the company doubled in size each year for six consecutive years. She then joined the co-founders of Art.com working in their venture incubator advising on people strategies for multiple pre-launch companies, and then joined Retail Me Not to help reorganize the recruiting department during their IPO.
She’s a Texas A&M Aggie, and when not at work she and her family are watching soccer or planning their next National Park adventure.
Vice President, Project Operations
Rob is a skilled technology professional with 15+ years of project management and construction experience in the student housing industry. As Vice President of Project Operations, he oversees a skilled team of project managers to ensure all network and video implementations are done effectively. Prior to Apogee, Rob was the director of technical services at American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest developer, owner, and manager of high-quality student housing. He oversaw the IT integration of more than 100 acquired properties totaling 65,000 beds across the United States. He also managed the design, implementation, and delivery of more than 30 student housing developments with over 25,000 beds. During his tenure, Rob developed a platform that maximizes service value while effectively tracking residents’ satisfaction and costs.
Rob began his career at Apogee, the nation’s largest provider of innovative on-campus residential networks, where as technical operations director, he developed standard procedures for determining potential project value and market expansion opportunities, along with the management skills required to handle major projects, such as the telecommunications infrastructure retrofit of a $6-million, 5,500-bed university.
With the vision to maximize budgetary goals while meeting residents’ expectations, Rob has built stalwart long-term relationships with numerous student housing owners, developers and higher-education institutions. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Southwestern University.
Vice President, Technical Services
George Ragsdale joined the Apogee team in September 2018 and is responsible for the vision and strategy of the customer service delivery model, as well as, development of the common technology platform and integration strategy to support Apogee customers.
Prior to joining Apogee, George served as the CTO for Proactive Communications where he worked for 14 years before joining Apogee. George was responsible for the global operations of the company across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia where he was responsible for driving business value through the implementation of automated and repeatable business processes to ensure an optimal customer experience. While at Proactive Communications, George played an integral part in designing and building the global internet service offering for data, VoIP, security, and acceleration services for fortune 500 companies and government customers.
George has conducting undergraduate studies at McNeese State University, Trinity University, and Colorado Tech. He holds degrees in Computer Science and International Business. He also holds advanced degrees to include a dual focus MBA from Colorado Tech in Information Technology Management and Project Management. George also holds various certifications in multiple information technology and management disciplines including Project Management, Project Planning, Global Operations Management, and the administration of mission critical networks.
Campus Chief Information Officer
David brings three decades of experience in IT planning and management to the role, including executive positions at Drury University, Springfield, MO, and Hendrix College, Conway, AR.
He served in several capacities while at Drury University, including Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, COO, and CIO, before joining Apogee. He was responsible for the strategic vision, leadership, planning, and management of the university’s infrastructure and software systems, including connectivity, institutional business support, enrollment management, classroom technology, and online delivery of education and instructional innovation.
Before Drury University, David served as Director of Technology at the Yeshivah of Flatbush, the largest independent Jewish Day School in North America. He was also Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hendrix College, where he advised and reported on information infrastructure, instructional technology, and institutional business support and research. He has held operations, leadership, and engineering roles at Sumner Systems Management, Inc. and IZEA. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University.
Regional Vice President
John O’Brien joined Apogee in 2016 as its Regional Vice President for the Southeast Region. John works side-by-side with the Business Development and Client Service Managers to deliver an unparalleled managed service to our college and university partners. Prior to joining Apogee, John spent 18 years in the higher education space, most recently as president of a collegiate media and marketing firm serving over 250 colleges and universities.
John is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the Young Executive Institute, Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
John resides in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and two children.
Regional Vice President
Pat Walsh joined Apogee in 2016 and is responsible for sales strategy, business development and day to day management of the Apogee sales organization within the Midwest.
Prior to joining Apogee, Pat spent 15 years at CDW. The vast majority of his time there was focused on Higher Education, most recently leading the Enterprise Networking Practice for public sector.
Pat received a BA from Bradley University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Vice President, Business Development, South
Wendi Lisso works to introduce new services and technologies to the higher education community. Wendi also attends and exhibits at national and regional higher education conferences throughout the year, interacting with Housing, Business and IT officials across the country.
Prior to being hired at Apogee in 2005, Wendi spent more than ten years working in commercial and residential real estate sales. She also has experience in investor relations and special event planning.
Director of Business Development, South
Mark joined Apogee after an extensive technical career. He has worked in various business and partner development roles with technology organizations like VMware/AirWatch. Mark’s most recent position was with an account-based sales startup company out of Atlanta Georgia, where he helped lead sales and operations.
Mark graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in Business Administration in 2003, and from American Intercontinental University with a Marketing MBA in 2012.
Mark is responsible for building relationships, educating on the value and expertise Apogee brings to Higher Education, and growing partnerships with colleges and universities within the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Mark resides in Woodstock, GA
Director of Business Development, South
Bryan joined Apogee in January of 2017, after 6+ years at Dell Technologies. He held several roles within Dell, with his last 18 months serving as regional sales manager for the Southeast.
Bryan enjoys building relationships, educating on the value and expertise that we bring to Higher Education, and growing our partnerships with colleges and universities within the territory of Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas.
Bryan is a native of Nashville, TN and holds a B.A from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with degrees in Finance and Marketing.
Director of Business Development, South
Liz joined Apogee in June 2018, bringing over 10 years of sales and client management experience working with Fortune 200 companies. Liz previously held the position of Client Services Manager where she supported Apogee’s clients from Washington D.C. to South Carolina. She is passionate about merging Apogee’s mission with that of her customers in order to provide the best possible student experience. She also enjoys forging relationships with new partners through the education of services and efficiencies that Apogee provides to the higher education industry.
Liz graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. in Public Relations. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children.
Director of Business Development, Central
Laurie joined Apogee in October 2014 with focus on Missouri, Illinois and Indiana markets, bringing over 25 years of experience in both higher education and account management. Laurie’s deep industry knowledge and commitment to customer satisfaction makes her a perfect fit for Apogee’s mission of providing strategic, cost-effective solutions to the higher-education community.
Most recently, she worked for Pearson Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences division. At Pearson, she held several positions in direct sales, sales management and training with the goal of helping schools develop long term goals for student success and retention. Prior to that, Laurie was a general manager and Director of Sales for Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Laurie holds a B.A. in Journalism and Advertising from The University of Missouri.
Director of Business Development, Central
Megan joins the Apogee team after 8 years in higher education sales in both software and hardware. She has spent her sales career in the east working with university and college leadership to enhance the teaching and learning experience through the use of innovative technology on campus. Megan is now responsible for developing the territory and expanding Apogee’s vision throughout the region, working closely with university and college leadership to provide solutions to meet the expectations of students on campus.
Prior to Apogee, Megan represented companies such as Turning Technologies, Apple and Blackboard. Megan holds a M.A. in History from Youngstown State University and currently resides in Ohio.
Vice President of Sales, Video and Campus Engagement Services
Carmela Laber joined Apogee in 2015 with the acquisition of Campus Televideo. Carmela leads the Video Team and is responsible for sales strategy, business development, and video content integration.
Prior to joining Apogee, Carmela spent 17 years in Senior Management positions at Campus Televideo including Corporate Controller and Sr. Director of Customer Operations.
Prior to her 20 plus years in higher education, Carmela was an accountant in the private and public sector. She held various Board positions including Business Board Member of AHECTA.
Carmela has a BBA from Iona College.
Business Development Manager, North Central and Upper Midwest
Ellen joined Apogee in April 2022 to serve as the business development manager for the North Central and Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
Ellen has more than 15 years of higher education technology experience. Her most recent position was as Vice President with a company in Carmel, Indiana focused on growing membership and recruitment through education and technology. She helped create, lead, and execute the sales and customer success strategy.
At Apogee, Ellen will build trusting relationships and educate clients on the value Apogee’s solutions can bring to the success of the student experience and the campus.
As an Iowa native with a degree in Finance from Iowa State University, Ellen lives just outside of Ames on a farm with her husband and three girls.
Business Development Manager, California
Chris joined the Apogee team in April 2022 with more than 8 years of business development and account management experience. Previously, he worked with leadership at global enterprise companies to provide strategic consulting and advisory services.
At Apogee, he looks to mirror his “client-first” approach in building technical strategic solutions to better enable leadership teams within higher education and provide solutions to meet the expectations of students and faculty on campus.
Chris is a California native, who currently resides in Sacramento with his wife and daughter. He previously lived in San Francisco.
Senior Solution Consultant, Campus IT Transformation
Lauri has over 25 years of experience in technology and video services industries. Lauri joined Apogee in 2014 as Operations Manager and was instrumental in implementing processes, applications and technologies that have increased productivity allowing Apogee to focus on the business of providing exceptional service to our customers. Adding Client Services to her role in 2015 allowed Lauri to utilize her experience to provide knowledgeable technical and product solutions with dedicated support to Apogee clients. In 2019, Lauri became the Vice President of Video Client Services, leading a team of Client Service Managers providing video and campus engagement solutions and support. In 2021, Lauri joined the Apogee IT Transformation team, continuing Apogee’s dedication to higher education, creating and leading the charge to assist college campuses navigate challenges in IT, plan strategically for future growth and drive student success through technology. Lauri is a graduate of Stony Brook University and lives in Wilmington, NC.