Empowering Learners and Educators to Succeed in the Digital World
Built for Education
Founded in Academia for Academia
In 1997, a faculty member at Dalhousie University saw the need for a simpler way to equip his students with course-required software. This led him to found e-Academy, an EdTech company dedicated to simplifying the distribution of software to students.
Fast forward to today. e-Academy has become Kivuto Solutions. The education landscape and technology’s role in it have changed significantly, but Kivuto’s mission remains fundamentally the same – to make it as easy as possible for schools to manage and distribute the many digital resources used in education and for students to access those resources.
With world-class partners like Microsoft and IBM, Kivuto is trusted by academic institutions around the world to enable a modern learning environment in which students have easy access to the tools they need to succeed.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark is an accomplished leader with 30+ years of experience in the technology sector. His career has spanned the globe and included leadership roles at small start-up ventures and large public companies alike. More recently, Mark has advised investment firms on go-to-market strategies and best practices. Mark’s proven leadership, industry knowledge, and track record of success make him the ideal executive to lead Kivuto into the future.
Chief Financial Officer
Sarah is a versatile financial and strategic executive with extensive experience planning and administering finance operations at a broad range of organizations. Her industry knowledge and proven track record of innovatively improving businesses makes her an extremely valuable addition to Kivuto’s executive team.
VP, Engineering and Development
Shane has 27+ years of software-development experience across a range of industries including higher education, healthcare, and telecommunications. Described as a change leader and strategic thinker, Shane’s diverse technical and business background has helped keep Kivuto’s technology modern and the company’s software-development methodology focused on delivering high-quality solutions to customers.
VP, Sales & Marketing
Costa brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to Kivuto. He’s built and led revenue-generating teams in both privately-held startups and publicly-traded SaaS and enterprise software companies like Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Halogen Software, and Saba Software. Costa currently leads the Sales, Marketing, and Business Development teams responsible for expanding Kivuto’s traditional lines of business while pursuing new growth markets and partnerships for the company.
VP, People, Culture & Customer Experience in HR
Chris has 20+ years of experience from leading HR organizations. Since joining Kivuto in 2018, Chris has been instrumental in shaping the company’s culture. His solid business and strategic acumen make him an impactful and effective leader.
People of Kivuto
Kivuto is an exciting work environment that celebrates employee uniqueness, diversity in culture, and cross-collaboration. Each of us at Kivuto pride ourselves on the value, integrity, and drive we bring to our jobs every day. Empowering transformation and innovation within the education sector is at the core of what we do. Who wouldn’t want that to be part of their working day?
Kivuto cares about our customers, our community, and education worldwide. We are proud to give back not only to our local community in Ottawa, but also to charities and initiatives around the world that aim to support the educational journey of the underprivileged.