Meet Our Leadership

With a combined 60 years of experience in the field of higher education, the HelioCampus leadership team’s expertise and business acumen helps institutions make faster, more informed decisions.

Darren Catalano is the CEO of HelioCampus, leading company strategy and operations.  Since launch, Darren continues to serve as the face of HelioCampus in the market through both a business development and thought leadership capacity.  Prior to joining HelioCampus, Darren was the Vice President of Analytics at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) from 2011 to 2015 where he helped develop a culture of data-driven decision making.  Under Darren’s leadership, the Office of Analytics built a technology platform and sophisticated approach to data analyses for senior leadership across the university community.  Recognizing the value this model could bring to other universities, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved a plan to spin off the Office of Analytics into a new company, HelioCampus.  Prior to joining UMUC, Mr. Catalano ran the Business Intelligence department at Rosetta Stone, where he built new analytics functions into finance, accounting, sales, marketing and customer operations. He began his career as an analyst for Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic) before working as a management consultant across multiple industries. Mr. Catalano earned a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

As the Vice President of Business Intelligence, Joseph is responsible for product development, data visualization and data science functions. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Joe was a Senior Business Intelligence Architect at Rosetta Stone. Joe holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Michigan. 
As the Vice President of Client Services, Susie is responsible for all client implementations and account management. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Susie held a number of roles at the University of Maryland University College, most recently as the Vice President of Student Recruitment. Susie received an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Business Management & International Trade & Politics from Whitworth University. 
As VP of Product Management, Bret is responsible for product strategy and direction. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Bret worked in product leadership roles at Blackboard and EAB. He started his career at Fairfax County Public Schools working on business analysis, strategy and planning. Bret holds an M.S. in Technology Management from George Mason University and a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
As the SVP of Market Development, Lars is responsible for all sales and marketing strategy. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Lars worked at a number of ed tech companies including Level Access, Starfish Retention Solutions & Blackboard. He has also worked at higher education institutions including South Dakota State University, Arizona State University and St. Mary’s College of MD. Lars holds an M.P.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Business Administration from South Dakota State University. 
As the Vice President of Data Science & Analysis, Jack is responsible for the delivery of data analysis and data science services, helping institutions leverage the platform to identify trends and find actionable insights in their data. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Jack was the Senior Director of Data Analysis at the University of Maryland University College. Jack received a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University.
As the Vice President of Data Engineering & Security, Murthy is responsible for infrastructure engineering, architecture development, and support operations. Prior to joining HelioCampus, Murthy was the Senior Director of Data Warehouse/BI at the University of Maryland University College. Other previous experience includes similar BI/Data warehousing roles at Fannie Mae and America Online (AOL.)