Our Mission: To provide exceptional service that empowers the academic community.

Our Foundation for Success: To achieve our mission we embrace our company values both internally with our team and externally with our partners and customers.

Focus

Education: We are committed exclusively to the academic community

Technology: We promote the adoption of innovative technology from reputable solution providers

Quality

Service: We build long lasting relationships based on quality, satisfaction and personal attention

Knowledgeable:  We are well informed about the solutions we offer

Teamwork

Collaboration: We work together to solve problems, share information and create solutions

Communication: We are open, honest and highly engaged

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

President & Cofounder

My Role at ScholarBuys:
I develop and oversee operational procedures, marketing, branding and our overall corporate culture. I have seen companies built for success and those built for failure and applied that knowledge to help build ScholarBuys into a successful business.

What I do in my free time:
I have three little boys who keep me busy with their various sport leagues and activities. I coach my oldest son’s NFL Flag Football team and that is a ton of fun! I also enjoy running, in 2015 I ran the Chicago Marathon.

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

President & Cofounder

My Role at ScholarBuys:
I focus on overall company strategy and business development. This includes the oversight and development of our sales team. I also work closely with our consortia partners and key solution providers.

What I do in my free time:
I spend most of my free time with family and friends.  I belong to several local organizations including; AYSO Soccer Coach, University Club of Chicago, and numerous sportsmen’s clubs.  I’m an enormous sports fan and support all Chicago teams.  I also play on several soccer teams.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

HiEd Account Executive Team Lead

My Role at ScholarBuys:
Senior Account Executive – Key account management: North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), Independent College s and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU).

Fun Fact About Me:
I have an extensive collection of Chicago White Sox bobble heads.  My favorite sports team is basically any Chicago sports team, minus the Cubs!

Brendon Palluck

Brendon Palluck

Higher Education Account Executive

My Role at ScholarBuys:
My primary responsibility is managing the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges & Universities (FIICU) consortia. This is a group of approximately 65 private and independent colleges throughout Illinois. ScholarBuys has had a great, long-standing relationship with FIICU and we manage a number of Volume Licensing Agreements.

Fun Fact About Me:
When I was 7 years old, Tony the Tiger (yes, you read that right) came to my house and gave me a brand new bike, all because I owned a box of Frosted Flakes. Dreams do come true, kids.

Darren Shahinian

Darren Shahinian

Higher Education Account Executive

My Role at ScholarBuys:
I am a Sales Executive, managing Higher Education accounts (both private/independent and state institutions) that are not tied to an academic consortium. I also manage accounts in the Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities consortia, which currently has 25 member institutions.

Fun Fact About Me:
I once pulled my groin in middle school celebrating a win in BINGO…. I guess I really, really wanted the prize. Being embarrassed and unable to walk to the front of the class for my prize candy, I denied having actually won and waited until class ended and the other students left before leaving my desk to hobble to the nurses office.

Michael Heap

Michael Heap

K12 Account Executive Team Lead

My Role at ScholarBuys:
K12 Sales Executive working with Schools and Districts as a total solutions provider from Software licensing to hardware goods. We partner with all the major manufactures like Microsoft, Adobe, VMware, Lenovo, Acer and Dell to name a few. If you have a need ScholarBuys can find a solution.

What I Do in My Free Time:
In my free time I enjoy going to Concerts (I have been to 34 Dave Matthews Band Concerts) and sporting events as well as traveling as often as possible especially to Las Vegas!

Keegan Morgan

Keegan Morgan

Operations Coordinator

My Role at ScholarBuys:
I am the Operations Coordinator at ScholarBuys.

What I do in my free time:
I am a huge sports fan, so you can most likely find me watching whatever sporting events are on television. I enjoy spending time with my friends and my dog. I also enjoy cooking and trying new foods and craft beers. In the past, I helped my dad restore a 72 Dodge Challenger.

Jessica Mann

Jessica Mann

Operations Analyst

My Role at ScholarBuys:
To keep our office operations running smoothly and this encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities. These functions are the glue that hold everything together and each day is different than the next!

What I do in my free time:
I spend all of my free time with my son, Logan. We go on walks, work in the yard, go see movies, and go shopping. We LOVE shopping.

Join the ScholarBuys Team

At ScholarBuys we are always on the lookout for bright, motivated people to join our team. We offer opportunities to make an impact with the next generation of technology users. We know that every coworker has something important to say, and that every coworker is important to our success. We are looking for candidates who are competitive, enjoy learning, excel at problem-solving, and can absorb new material quickly. Show us that you have the desire and ability to rapidly master new skills if given the chance. In return, you will get to work in a uniquely, dynamic environment with seasoned coworkers who are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work.

We are not a conventional company and we don’t plan on becoming one. We have abandoned the traditional approach to hiring where a prospective employee must have experience with a specific skill set in order to be considered. Instead, we are open-minded and willing to listen to people of all backgrounds and skill sets. We nurture a positive environment by hiring talented, passionate people who share our commitment to the academic technology market and want to have a great time doing it.

Career Openings

We are always striving to grow our business and give our customers the best. In order to do that we are constantly looking for qualified, energetic, dedicated people to join our team.

How Can We Help?

At ScholarBuys, we pride ourselves on not only bringing you a great price that is budget conscious, but more importantly, we provide the highest level of customer service in the industry. We understand the unique needs of the education market and we are looking for strategic partners where we can enhance the level of education that they are able to provide to their student body. Please let us know how we can help you succeed.

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