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Introducing the Gecko Advisory Board for North America

We’re bringing together some of our most trusted North American clients to form our first-ever Gecko Advisory Board…

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Gecko Advisory Board in North America. We’ve invited some of our most valued clients to join us in the work of shaping and influencing our growth plans in North America over the coming months.

Gecko has big plans this year. The company has been in operation since 2012, and now has 100+ clients in the UK and the US. It’s our aim to become the go-to technology company for higher education institutions for all of their student engagement needs. 

As we continue to grow Gecko in the North American market, it’s critical that we’re able to understand the unique challenges that higher education institutions are facing right now. Our strategy needs to be shaped and influenced by the people who know the US higher education market better than anyone. And who’s got more first-hand experience and expertise than senior leaders in that sector, i.e. our amazing Gecko clients? 

Gecko Advisory Board

We’ve asked a group of representatives from various types of institutions to come together as the inaugural Gecko Advisory Board. With this rich pool of perspectives to draw on, we hope they’ll help us deliver even better experiences for our customers.

Gecko SVP for North America, Todd Tribble, will be spearheading the Gecko Advisory Board. He has over 12 years of experience in the higher education sector through his work with the education technology business, Hobsons, and has been leading the North America strategy for Gecko since his appointment in July last year. He said:

“We recognize that client expertise is critical to achieving our goals. Our clients understand the challenges that students, staff, and higher ed institutions are facing better than anyone. We’re really excited to work with our board members to help us conceive and implement new strategies that will help us to solve the challenges of our customer base. 

“Customer wins are our wins. We want to set our customers up for success every step of the way, and that’s where we see the role of our advisory board as being a real game-changer for us. There’s no one better placed to help us than our board members.”

Todd tribble
We’re really excited to work with our board members to help us conceive and implement new strategies that will help us to solve the challenges of our customer base.
Todd Tribble
Senior Vice President, North America, Gecko

We’re looking forward to our first Gecko Advisory Board meeting next month and we can’t wait to see the value the board will bring to Gecko over the coming weeks.

Now, let us introduce you to our board members…

  • Anna Kerr, Strategic Marketing Manager, Western Kentucky University
  • Bryan Jue, Senior. Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, UC Irvine
  • Corinto Cevallos, Business Analyst/Programmer, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Courtney Chastine, Director of Visitor Services, Sam Houston State University 
  • Deirdre Weaver, Director of Outreach and Onboarding Initiatives, Santa Monica College
  • Esau Tovar, Dean, Enrollment Services, Santa Monica College
  • Fareine Suarez, Director of Enrollment Marketing, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Gavin Waits, Senior Associate Director of Guest Experience, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Kayce O’Brien, Director of Admissions, Arapahoe Community College
  • Toni Hartley, Director of Communications and Education Pathways, California University of Pennsylvania