ESM, a provider of student lifecycle solutions to help schools enroll, graduate and place students, has promoted Dave Martelon to Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he will lead the strategic direction of the company’s scalable, performance-driven technology services, as well as oversee the entire IT organization.
"Dave has been instrumental in advancing our technology platform — his vision for the future, keen knowledge of evolving technologies and leadership skills make him the ideal fit for our CIO," said Doug Kelsall, CEO of ESM. "Technology plays a critical role in helping us reach and engage students, and under Dave’s guidance, we will be able to continue to provide the highest level of student support, as well as find new ways to deliver an exceptional student experience."
As CIO, Martelon will lead the continued innovation of ESM’s student lifecycle technology suite, which seamlessly integrates with clients’ existing systems in order to support students throughout their entire educational path. Coupled with the company’s knowledgeable people and proven processes, ESM’s technology makes it possible to immediately connect with interested and qualified prospective students, work with those students throughout the enrollment process, retain students through successful program completion, and help place graduates into jobs.
Martelon has more than 15 years of technology leadership experience. His core areas of IT executive expertise include strategic planning and execution, business intelligence and analytics, call center technology, process improvement, IT service management, and software and system development. Additionally, he has successfully led the development and launch of multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms.
Prior to joining ESM, Martelon served as vice president of engineering at InfoNow Corporation, president & CTO at Solaquillo, and director of development for TrueLogic Financial. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.