DIGARC Appoints Richard Becker as Chief Executive Officer
LAKELAND, Fla.–DIGARC, the leader in higher education software, announced that Richard Becker has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Becker succeeds Angela Selden, who has joined American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) as CEO.
“We are thrilled to have Richard lead the next chapter of growth at DIGARC,” said David Kennedy, Partner at Serent Capital. “Richard has an exceptional track record of driving transformation and growth in SaaS technology companies, success working with higher education clients, and building businesses with a culture rooted in high performance and innovation.”
Becker most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Stack Sports, a global leader in SaaS solutions for the youth, amateur, collegiate and pro sports industry. He previously was President of Target Analytics, a division of Blackbaud, a leading provider of software and services designed specifically for higher education and nonprofit organizations.
“I am excited to lead the DIGARC team toward our noble purpose of improving higher education engagement through the power of Connected Curriculum,” said Becker. “DIGARC is a great company, led by a group of passionate employees with deep commitment to improving engagement amongst higher education faculty, administration, and students.”
Richard will be based in the company’s Florida headquarters in Lakeland, where he will lead the DIGARC business and market strategy for the company’s suite of services including Acalog (catalog management), Curriculog (curriculum management), REGISTER (student scheduling), SECTION (administrative schedule planning) and EXPLORE (student academic pathway builder).
Becker holds an MBA from University of Georgia, Terry College of Business and a BA from Wake Forest University.
DIGARC is a leading provider of higher education software technology and services, providing a unified platform that helps educators engage students through the power of Connected Curriculum. Serving nearly 800 institutions of higher education, the DIGARC portfolio is designed to offer curriculum management, student scheduling, administrative schedule planning and student academic pathway exploration, enabling engagement between educators, administrators, and students. DIGARC is based in Central Florida, with offices in Orlando and Lakeland. For more information about DIGARC, visit www.digarc.com or call 866-328-9012.
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