Jenzabar

Our Leadership


Meet our executive team

Bob Maginn

Bob Maginn

Co-founder and CEO

As Jenzabar’s co-founder and CEO, Robert A. Maginn, Jr. has spearheaded the company’s growth from an internet start-up to an industry leader. Prior to his work at Jenzabar, Mr. Maginn was a senior partner, board member, and director at Bain & Company, a top management consulting firm. Deeply committed to sustainability and to eliminating poverty, Mr. Maginn is an operating partner at Energy Impact Partners, a global investment firm focused on creating a sustainable future, and a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow advising on climate change and poverty. Mr. Maginn holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Dayton and three graduate degrees—a Master of Divinity, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Liberal Arts in government—from Harvard University. 


Quinn Mills

Quinn Mills

Interim CEO and President

As Jenzabar’s Interim CEO and President, Daniel Quinn Mills leads the company forward and supports Jenzabar’s continued innovation and transformation as the higher education industry evolves. With a background in business management, leadership, strategy, economics, and geopolitics, he ensures Jenzabar’s solutions and services drive student and institutional success.

Quinn attended Ohio Wesleyan University, after which he graduated Harvard University with a PhD in Economics. Quinn has held the Albert J. Weatherhead, Jr. Chair in Business Administration at Harvard Business School since 1976. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School for 35 years, as well as a professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. 

Quinn is the author of 35 books on leadership and management. He has been a corporate or executive education consultant to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and in nearly 20 countries, as well as to the U.S. Government's Fannie Mae program.


Sam Burgio

Sam Burgio

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Sam Burgio works closely with the entire senior leadership team at Jenzabar to ensure seamless and efficient operations throughout the company. With deep sales, marketing, customer services, project management, and strategy experience, Sam is responsible for aligning the company’s mission and vision with effective day-to-day and long-term operations. 

Sam previously worked as an Executive Vice President and General Manager at Jenzabar for more than 20 years, but before that, he was the Dean of Student Enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He has also served in executive roles at other edtech and consultant firms. He holds a Master’s of Education in College Student Personnel.


Patricia Barnett: Senior Vice President of People

Patricia Barnett

Senior Vice President of People

Pat leads all Human Resource initiatives to benefit the associates of Jenzabar and has been with the company for over 30 years. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. She has held a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification with the Society of Human Resources for over 12 years, and also holds a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Certification.


Jay Barrett, Vice President Sales

Jay Barrett

Vice President, Sales

Jay lives in Nashville with his wife, three high school and college-aged children, two golden retrievers and an orange cat. He enjoys outdoor sports and activities, spending time with his family and home improvement. 

Jay has worked in the software industry since 2000, leading sales and operations teams focused on higher education and nonprofit clients. Jay is a servant leader focused on success through collaboration, mutual respect, and accountability. He supports team success and growth with innovative go to market strategies and tireless execution. With 20+ years of market experience at SaaS companies, including Blackbaud and CampusLogic, Jay has a unique combination of leadership creativity, customer insights and market awareness. He has deep domain experience in higher education and understands stakeholder business drivers, as well as institutional procurement processes for making competitive selections for enterprise solutions. 


Carina Ganias, Senior Director, Marketing

Carina Ganias

Vice President, Marketing

As the Vice President of Marketing, Carina leads the Marketing team with a focus on driving growth and customer satisfaction. Carina is responsible for the integrated marketing strategy that involves digital marketing and demand generation, corporate communications, product marketing, competitive intelligence, customer advocacy, branding, as well as other strategic programs such as events and advertising. Carina’s approach to marketing incorporates collecting customer and industry insights and crafting effective strategies that solve institutional challenges and address the changing expectations within higher education. 

During her time with Jenzabar, Carina has helped lead the company’s growth initiatives by optimizing and transforming its marketing efforts. She has led advances in public relations and awareness, reshaping Jenzabar’s identity as a visionary and transformative company. Carina has built strong relationships and rapport with key media, analysts, and other industry influencers.


Steve Kerge

Steve Kerge

Vice President of Enrollment Marketing, SPARK451

For more than 20 years, Steve worked in enrollment management for Adelphi University, NYU Polytechnic, Hofstra University, and NYIT. In fact, his strategic leadership at NYIT helped raise freshman enrollment by as much as 25 percent. In 2007, Steve transitioned from his campus-based position to become a marketing agency executive. He has been consistently creating award-winning and results-driven strategies for many institutions ever since.

Steve holds a B.S. in banking and money management from Adelphi University, and an MS in human resource management from NYU Tandon. His career-long commitment to helping students navigate the college search process also earned him the Margaret Addis Award for Outstanding Leadership from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.


Michael McGetrick, Vice President of Creative and Interactive Services, SPARK451

Michael McGetrick

Vice President of Creative and Interactive Services, SPARK451

Michael is a marketing communications professional and educator with more than 25 years of experience. He leverages cross-disciplinary experience to solve a wide-array of challenges for our clients.

In the course of his career as a marketing agency executive, Michael has worked at numerous New York-based agencies and in motion graphics at Disney Television. Michael is also an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Brooklyn College, where he teaches graphic design, 3D and motion graphic design, and website development and at NYU where he teaches digital marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art from Brooklyn College and an MSM and MBA from New York University.


Irene Porokhova

General Counsel

Irene is the General Counsel of Jenzabar. She leads the Legal Department and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters at the company. Before working at Jenzabar, Irene was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at a Fortune Global 50 company where she was responsible for North and South American operations, focusing on IT and managed services. As an attorney in the corporate department of a large international law firm and a management consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Irene has advised numerous domestic and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment matters, corporate governance, compliance, and other legal issues.

Irene holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Holyoke College (Phi Betta Kappa and magna cum laude), a Master’s Degree from Columbia University (Presidential Scholar), and a Law Degree from the Boston College Law School.


Robert Wheeler, Vice President, Professional Services

Robert Wheeler

Vice President, Professional Services

Robert has more than two decades of higher education technology experience. His journey has included serving as a vice president, general manager, as well as a chief information officer at higher education IT and software companies throughout Michigan and North Dakota. He has also served as a strategic services consultant, in which he provided executive leadership teams with strategic planning services, insightful consulting, and thought leadership; and has developed a specialization in managed services, providing leadership with comprehensive IT services tailored specifically for higher education.


Les Zimmerman: Vice President, Product Development

Les Zimmerman

Vice President, Product Development

Les is a product leader and visionary with a record of successfully delivering solutions for higher education success.  He started his software development career at Jenzabar as a programmer analyst and has moved up through the company over the last twenty-five years as an application architect/developer, database administrator, and director of product of development.

Before joining Jenzabar, Zimmerman worked as a software engineer at a property-casualty insurance company.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bridgewater College.