Kuali is a mission-driven company with dedicated leadership, an experienced board, and a strong community of higher ed institutions. Our Executive Leadership team includes:

Joel Dehlin, CEO

Joel has a passion for higher ed and for creating amazing software. Through his work at places like Microsoft and Instructure, he has fostered innovation, creativity, and amazing user experiences that make a difference for customers and employees alike. As founder and current CEO, he brings that passion to Kuali.

Chris Coppola, COO

Chris has over two decades of experience working with education technology, including co-founding multiple companies and open-source communities. Chris is an expert leader, serving in a C-level position at three different education-technology organizations over the course of 20 years. He has been associated with Kuali since 2004.

Tadd Giles, CTO

Tadd has 30 years of experience in software product development, working on products such as Microsoft Outlook and FamilySearch.org before joining Kuali in 2015. At Kuali he has led the Core services team and internally co-founded the Kuali Build product. He now serves as the company’s CTO leading the company’s migration to the Kuali Platform. He’s passionate about creating friendly, delightful software that people love, and he still loves to code.

Kaci Foster, EVP of Marketing and Sales Enablement

Kaci loves sharing the story of Kuali's products, services, and community!  She has been with Kuali since 2015. Before joining the company, she worked at Boston University for over 15 years in both the IT Project Management office and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Terry Durkin, VP of Customer Success

Terry’s portfolio at Kuali includes responsibility for Customer Support, Professional Services, and Account Management. He was an early Kuali employee, starting in 2015. His career in software began at Indiana University, where he worked on Enterprise systems, including Kuali solutions, for 15 years.