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Ed-Tech Firm Names Scott Drossos New Chief Executive

Drossos has a deep background in technology and managed services used by education agencies. His selection to run Apogee was described by the Texas-based company as “a leadership transition aimed at taking the company to the next level of innovation and growth.”

Scott Drossos, a longtime tech leader with experience in startups, managed services and education tech, has been named chief executive officer of Apogee, a Texas-based firm specializing in ed tech.

For the past two years, Drossos had been chief operating officer of InterVision, a strategic IT service provider that merged with his previous company, Folsom-based Infiniti Consulting Group. Drossos had been president of Infiniti from 2015 to 2019, after having spent five years at Pearson, five years at Edison Learning, and two years at McGraw Hill.
Scott Drossos
Scott Drossos

In a news release, Apogee called Drossos’ appointment “a leadership transition aimed at taking the company to the next level of innovation and growth.” After two decades as CEO, Apogee founder Charles “Chuck” Brady will transition to the role of chairman.

As CEO, Apogee said, Drossos “will drive the company’s growth strategies — including product solutions, operations, sales and marketing, and people and culture — to solidify its position as higher education’s digital transformation leader, helping colleges and universities innovate and solve their most pressing challenges through technology.”

“Our entire Apogee team is thrilled to have Scott assume the CEO role,” Brady said. “He is a proven leader who takes companies to new heights through his industry expertise, innovative mindset, and a deep understanding of enhancing the customer experience. As higher education undergoes an unprecedented period of transformation, Scott’s appointment will strengthen our ability to make impactful change for our institutional partners and help them stay ahead of new challenges. We look forward to Scott leading Apogee into an exciting new era — one that will be the most rewarding yet.”

In the Apogee news release, Drossos says: “I’m excited to return to higher education, which is at a seminal juncture. While higher ed’s challenges have multiplied with the pandemic, so have the opportunities for our university partners to seize this moment to increase enrollment, affordability, and accessibility. I’m very much looking forward to bringing Apogee to the next level of superior managed services delivery as we work with clients to enhance their technology preparedness to improve the student, faculty, and staff experience.”

Brady founded Apogee in 1998, when he was 21 years old.

“Chuck has built a phenomenal managed technology services company, with a world-class team, culture, and solutions that touch more than 1 million students and administrators every day at more than 400 colleges and universities,” Drossos said. “Apogee has a long runway of continued growth. With connectivity and technology demands on college campuses intensifying, I’ll evangelize and implement Apogee’s mission to deliver the infrastructure and value-added technology services necessary for higher ed to transform in the new normal and beyond.”

Apogee describes itself as “the only managed technology services provider with a sole focus on higher education.” In California, it has worked with San Francisco State University, among other higher-ed institutions.

Drossos, an El Dorado Hills resident, is an alumnus of Pace University and the University of British Columbia, and he has bachelor’s degrees in business administration and international relations and affairs.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.