Higher Logic’s Rob Wenger Announces New Role as Executive Chairman, Welcomes Kevin Boyce as new CEO
Leadership changes support long-term strategy of driving growth and delivering a premier customer experience
Washington, D.C. — August 15, 2018 — Higher Logic announced today that CEO and Co-Founder Rob Wenger is taking on a new role as executive chairman and has appointed Kevin Boyce as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective August 27, 2018. Boyce has more than 20 years of experience as a technology executive working to drive success for public and private sector customers around the globe.
Higher Logic has achieved significant growth and success over the last ten years. Its leadership position in the market enabled it to partner with JMI Equity in 2016 and successfully acquire four companies in 2017. This change, along with key senior hires over the last 18 months, supports the company’s next phase of growth, while it continues to scale business operations, provide marketing-leading solutions, and deliver a premier customer experience.
“We’ve prioritized managing and scaling Higher Logic’s growth in order to thrive and achieve success, for both our customers and the business,” said Rob Wenger, CEO and upcoming executive chairman of Higher Logic. “I’m excited to start this new role and tackle future growth opportunities like next-generation research, customer and partner relationship-building, and other strategic initiatives. I’ve found in Kevin an exceptional leader and business person, who can truly take us to that next level. He has a passion for building great teams and a track record of success. I look forward to working with him and continuing to serve on the board.”
Most recently, Boyce was chief operating officer at Ellucian, where over the last 10 years he played key roles in its success with customers, employees, and investors. During his tenure, Boyce successfully grew the business from 500 employees and $100 million in revenues to over 3,000 employees and over $750 million in global revenues. In 2010 and 2016, the Northern Virginia Technology Council of Greater Washington DC named Boyce the Private Company Chief Financial Officer of the Year, and in 2015 he was named a Trending 40: Top Tech Chief Financial Officer by Bisnow.
“I am thrilled to join Higher Logic’s strong management team and build on its success,” said Kevin Boyce. “I am excited and honored to lead Higher Logic in this next phase of its growth. I look forward to working with the entire Higher Logic team, our partners at JMI Equity, and the board to continue building Higher Logic’s market leadership in cloud-based engagement platforms and in service of our customers.”
Boyce is a current member of the board of directors of Level Access, Inc. and a past director of Deltek, Inc. and Phillips Programs. He holds a degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
About Higher Logic
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based engagement platforms. Our data-driven approach gives organizations an expanded suite of engagement capabilities, including online communities and marketing automation. From the initial web visit to renewal and ongoing engagement, we help you track and manage interactions along each stage of the digital customer experience. Learn more at www.higherlogic.com.