Converge Appoints COO and Hires Certified Project Manager
Converge Consulting announces the promotion of Josh Irons to chief operating officer. Irons joined the company in January 2016 as vice president of strategy and development.
“Josh will play a key role in positioning Converge for continued success,” said Jay Kelly, President. “He brings a diverse set of leadership skills, extensive operational and tactical expertise in sales and marketing and a successful track record that we will leverage across the entire company.”
Under Irons’ leadership, Converge has, as of October 2016, exceeded its FY16 revenue goals. He opened an office in Philadelphia that currently has six employees and helped add multiple universities to the company’s client roster.
In his new role, Irons will put his expertise in sales enablement, operations and account management to work to establish scalable processes and pursue growth opportunities for Converge and its clients. Irons has more than 15 years of digital marketing expertise and has spent the majority of the last 10 years working in higher education marketing.
“Converge’s growth depends on drawing on the extraordinary talents of our team to achieve our clients’ goals,” said Irons. “My focus will be to ensure that we have the right structure and resources in place so that our clients and business continue to thrive, and our culture promotes collaboration and career development.”
In addition to appointing a COO, the company recently added a certified project manager to its team of digital marketing experts. As digital project manager, Justin Taylor will lead company-wide project management efforts to implement efficiencies in account management. He is a certified scrum master with more than ten years of experience in web development and project management.
“I’m excited to leverage my experience in managing web initiatives in a space that I’m passionate about,” said Taylor. “The dedication, commitment and enthusiasm that Converge pours into higher education is unmatched. Joining the team on this journey is a real honor.”
In 2016, Converge was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list and earned status as a Google Premier Partner. The addition of strategic roles at both the executive and account level will propel the company into a successful start for FY17.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Converge Consulting is an Inc. 500 digital agency for higher education with offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Converge uses what is new and next in digital marketing to positively impact student recruitment and alumni engagement for colleges and universities around the world.