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02 Dec 2016

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DecisionDesk: “The Google of Lakewood”?

We’ve always privately joked that our little office is the “Google of Lakewood, Ohio” but today we woke up to the news that… maybe we are? Career finder resource The Muse recently featured DecisionDesk in their list of “19 Companies as Great as Google”, noting: “Like Google, DecisionDesk places a huge emphasis on innovation and transparency, including hosting Demo Days every other Friday afternoon. During this informal time, the engineering department presents new programs from the current sprint, and other teams share accomplishments […]

22 Sep 2016

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Christopher W. Sheppard to join DecisionDesk as CEO

September 24 | CLEVELAND, OH DecisionDesk—a digital application and enrollment management provider with its headquarters in Lakewood, Ohio—is proud to announce Christopher W. Sheppard is joining as Chief Executive Officer starting October 10, 2016. This announcement comes at a pivotal time as DecisionDesk launches the latest version of its SaaS product “Concert,” which assists admissions teams at more than 120 of the nation’s leading colleges, graduate schools, and fine arts programs. Higher education institutions are facing increased pressure to yield […]

14 Jul 2015

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San Diego State University selects DecisionDesk to provide exceptional admissions experience

Lakewood, OH — (July 14, 2015) — DecisionDesk, an admissions management solution provider, announced today that San Diego State University (SDSU) has selected DecisionDesk to improve the admissions experience for its prospective students and faculty. “We selected DecisionDesk to provide our graduate programs a product that can be customized to each department’s needs,” said Matt Brown, Director of Information Technology, Graduate & Research Affairs at San Diego State University.” Additionally, DecisionDesk provides applicant review for our faculty — both on campus and at our […]

18 May 2015

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DecisionDesk Named ‘Startup of the Year’ and ‘Best Growth Startup’

Lakewood, OH — (May 18, 2015) — DecisionDesk, an application and enrollment management solution provider to higher education institutions, announced today that it won the ‘Startup of the Year’  and ‘Best Growth Startup’ awards by TechPint at the 2015 TechPint Summit. TechPint Startup Awards are judged by peers—a selection of founders from across the region. “We chose to organize the inaugural TechPint Startup Awards after a poll we published on Facebook to find out who was the most interesting startup […]

20 Apr 2015

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DecisionDesk Recognized as 2015 Tech Team of the Year

Lakewood, OH — (April 27, 2015) DecisionDesk, an application and enrollment management solution provider to higher education institutions, announced today that it has been selected as the 2015 Tech Team of the Year by OHTec at the 9th Annual Best of Tech Awards. The Best of Tech Awards, established by OHTec and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), recognize innovative companies and products in the region. The Best of Tech Awards is part of OHTec’s Tech Week, a series of events, panels and forums […]

15 Apr 2015

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Gartner selects DecisionDesk as a “Cool Vendor” in Report

Lakewood, OH — (April 15, 2015) — DecisionDesk, an application and enrollment management solution provider for higher education institutions, announced today it has been selected as a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner, Inc. April 6, 2015 report “Cool Vendors in Leveraging Data in Education, 2015” by Terri-Lynn B. Thayer and Jan-Martin Lowendahl. The report analyzes various ways technology vendors can help institutions better leverage data in education. According to the report, “Competing in the expanding digital education ecosystem requires integration of siloed systems on campus, […]

21 Mar 2013
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DecisionDesk Raises $1.75m Thanks to Angel Investors and the State of Ohio

On March 11th, DecisionDesk was approved for a $750,000 Innovation Ohio Fund Loan by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management Controlling Board. This capital will be leveraged along side $1M+ of equity investments to aggressively expand the DecisionDesk team and applicant tracking technology.   DecisionDesk is Innovating and Ready to Grow DecisionDesk is currently used by admissions and recruitment teams at over 100 universities, and has processed over 50,000 individual student applications. The DecisionDesk team, now at 16 full-time, […]