About Us

Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus on Broadway and 116th

Unifyed Est. 2010

Columbia University entered into a long term technology transfer agreement through Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) to license and make its higher education software available through Unifyed. Unifyed Student is built by Columbia University’s Information Technology (CUIT) team with support from Unifyed.

For more information on the Unifyed & Columbia University venture, read Campus Technology’s article on Columbia SIS Replacement Project Gains Pickup.

About Columbia University

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. Columbia University currently educates over 32,000 students at its 20 colleges. Columbia University’s endowment is over $10 billion.

About Unifyed

Unifyed™ is the only AI-first, microservices-based, cloud-native student information system provider and serves over 750 colleges and universities in seven countries. Unifyed is a beautiful and easy-to-use solution designed to help partner colleges and universities recruit, engage, educate, retain and graduate 21st century students. Developed by Columbia University in partnership with the higher education community, our solution is both affordable and flexible to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional institutions alike.

Mission

“To help partner colleges and universities recruit, engage, educate, retain and graduate 21st century students.”

Executive Team

Ranjan Tayal

Ranjan Tayal

Chief Executive Officer

27+ years of experience in SaaS enterprise software. Previously Chief Operating Officer of Ramco, a leading SaaS human capital management company.

Dennis Thibeault

Chief Product Officer

25+ years of experience as a higher education chief information officer and developer. Previously served at Bryant University and Curry College.

Lynn Dorton

President – North America

25+ years of experience as a revenue growth leader with an unblemished history of increasing company sales and profits. Previously worked as a Campus Director at SAE Institute, North America.

Stella Evans

Vice President, Operations

18+ years of experience in product support and operations management. Previously ran Customer Success & Support at Kayako.

Lynn Dorton

President – North America

25+ years of experience as a revenue growth leader with an unblemished history of increasing company sales and profits. Previously worked as a Campus Director at SAE Institute, North America.

Stella Evans

Vice President, Operations

18+ years of experience in product support and operations management. Previously ran Customer Success & Support at Kayako.

Ron Joshi

Vice President, Managed Services

15+ years of hands-on experience in cloud based, SaaS product delivery and support in higher ed. Previously ran Global Support for VMware.

Aashish Singh

VP – Asia Pacific & I-MADE

8+ years of experience in business development, sales and operations management. Previously served as CEO of BigDeal, a deals platform for college students.

Anne Fischer

Regional Vice President

15+ years of experience working with Higher Education on EdTech solutions specializing in enrollment management, LMS systems, and Financial Aid.

Melissa Robertson

Regional Vice President

19+ years of Higher Education experience serving in Executive leadership roles. Regional and National experience in Admissions, Operations and School Administration.

Anne Fischer

Regional Vice President

15+ years of experience working with Higher Education on EdTech solutions specializing in enrollment management, LMS systems, and Financial Aid.

Melissa Robertson

Regional Vice President

19+ years of Higher Education experience serving in Executive leadership roles. Regional and National experience in Admissions, Operations and School Administration.