Mihir Shah and Melissa Irick bring new perspectives to their Executive Vice President roles.
Bethel Park, PA – Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, has announced new Executive Vice Presidents for two of its business units.
Shah, a proven, 14-year Software Development veteran who has spent the past six years as a vice president of R&D within HSS, brings to his new role a technical acumen that the company expects will generate a new level of innovation and subsequent growth for its SIS product line.
According to HSS’ Senior EVP, Tim Fitzgerald:
“The exciting thing about Mihir is his vision. He has a depth of knowledge about the software itself, a fluency that allows him to see opportunities from unique angles. That gives him a serious advantage when it comes to guiding our SIS unit forward. Classrooms are evolving quickly and constantly, and no one is more qualified than Mihir to navigate that space.”
Meanwhile, Irick’s competitive advantage lies not only in her years of working closely with school personnel, but moreover in having formerly counted herself among them. Irick worked for 11 years in leadership roles at a South Carolina school district before becoming a vice president of Professional Services for HSS, where she has spent the past eight years.
“Beyond working closely with the men and women who use our software, Melissa actually has been in their position herself. She doesn’t just understand what our clients need; she understands who they are personally. You can’t train a typical software professional for that. She has an inimitable feel for how best to serve our clients because she’s lived it, and that gives her the ability to think, make decisions, and act from their perspective. There’s no substitute for that kind of experience.”
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