We have a strong class of business and technology leaders.


Robert A. Maginn, Jr.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman and CEO, Bob led Jenzabar’s transformation from a dot-com start-up to an industry-leading enterprise solution provider. Prior to joining Jenzabar, Bob held the positions of Senior Partner and Director at Bain & Company, a leading global business and strategy consulting firm. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Liberal Arts in government from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

Ling Chai
President & Chief Operating Officer

Ling founded Jenzabar in 1998 and has previously served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jenzabar, she worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, a leading global business and strategy consulting firm. In 2010 Ling founded All Girls Allowed, a charitable organization dedicated to ending China’s one-child policy. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Liberal Arts in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree from Beijing University.

Patricia Barnett
Vice President, Human Resources

Pat leads all Human Resource initiatives to benefit the associates of Jenzabar and has been with the company for over 26 years. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University and has held a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification with the Society of Human Resources for the past 11 years.

Jamison Barr
Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Jamison oversees Jenzabar’s legal affairs, managing its legal group, and providing legal advice to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Jenzabar in 2001, he represented emerging technology companies in private practice. 

Ben Bassett
Vice President and General Manager, Managed Services

Ben directs and leads our Managed Services division and the Technical Services team. Prior to the company’s acquisition by Jenzabar, he served as president of Campus America. He began his career in Software Development at Campus America and went on to work in Consulting/Implementation Services, Support, and Sales. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Plymouth State University. 

Sam Burgio
Vice President and General Manager, Jenzabar EX Business Unit

Sam drives strategic direction of the flagship ERP system Jenzabar EX and heads account management and national sales of the enterprise-wide product line. He is also responsible for Jenzabar PX, QX, and TE, as well as Jenzabar Learning & Development. A former Dean of Student Enrollment at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Sam has held a number of higher education consulting positions. Prior to joining Jenzabar, he was a business development manager at BearingPoint, one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration, and managed services firms. Sam holds a Master’s in Education from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Peter Dupre
Vice President, Enrollment Solutions

Peter leads Jenzabar’s Enrollment business unit, which includes a combination of strategic consulting and technology solutions to solve unique enrollment needs of colleges and universities. Prior to joining Jenzabar, Peter served as Chief Technical Strategist and Director of the Higher Education practice at Edgewater Technology. He also served as Chief Information Officer at W.B. Mason Company and has spent many years consulting with top universities and Fortune 1000 companies.

Jayne Edge
Vice President, Marketing

Jayne leads corporate and product marketing for Jenzabar’s broad solution portfolio. With more than 30 years of experience in the higher education industry, she has held various positions overseeing strategic planning, business development, professional services, product management, and corporate marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and an MBA from the Smith School, University of Maryland.

Mimi Flanagan
Vice President,Finance

Mimi manages Jenzabar’s Finance and Information Technology departments. Prior to joining Jenzabar, she held the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration at Windham Professionals, a privately held service organization, where she was responsible for all accounting, revenue processing, information technology, and human resources functions. Mimi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

Hans Kobler
Managing Director, Innovations

Hans leads Jenzabar Innovations, providing innovative software solutions to our ERP clients and the broader industry. He brings a wealth of expertise to Jenzabar after having spent more than 20 years in various technology commercialization and development functions as an operator, investor, and advisor at ICx Technologies, Digital Power Capital, General Electric, and Bain & Company. Hans holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, attended INSEAD in Fontainebleau, and received a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Erik Nilsson
Vice President of Strategy

Erik leads Jenzabar’s strategic initiatives including Corporate Strategy and Planning. Erik’s extensive technology business development background includes: VP of Marketing and Sales at CMDI; Founder and President of Fundly, the internet’s largest social fundraising platform; and Founder and President of ElephantCalendar, a paper-based computing platform. Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College.

Sashi Parthasarathi
Vice President and General Manager, Jenzabar CX/JX Business Unit

Sashi drives the strategic direction of the flagship ERP system Jenzabar CX/JX and heads account management and national sales of the enterprise-wide product line. In addition, she is responsible for Jenzabar's continued international expansion into the Latin American, UK, European, Middle Eastern, and African higher education markets. She brings more than 20 years of experience managing finances, human resources, and professional services. Prior to the merger of Jenzabar and Quodata Corporation, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Quodata. Sashi holds a Master’s in Industrial Relations and Business Administration from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Tom Quinn
Vice President, Partner Programs

Tom is responsible for driving the strategic direction of Jenzabar’s Solution Partners program to deliver industry-leading hardware, software, and services that complement Jenzabar's higher education offerings. Prior to joining Jenzabar, Tom served as Vice President, Worldwide Controller, and Interim Chief Financial Officer of ATG. He has over 20 years of experience working with high tech companies, including serving in the technology practice of Price Waterhouse assisting both public and venture-backed companies. Tom is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts.

Burt Rubenstein
Vice President, Student Success Solutions

Burt is responsible for Jenzabar’s student success solutions products, including Jenzabar Retention. He has led several software companies as Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Engineering, and Vice President of Product Management. Burt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from MIT and continued graduate studies at the Sloan School of Management.