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Meet Mongoose.

From Text to Chat, Make Every Message Count ™

All-in on higher ed

Since day one, Mongoose has focused on helping colleges and universities streamline communication with constituents and enhance relationships throughout the student lifecycle. Because higher education is our one-and-only market, you get 100% of our energy, attention, and expertise.

Speaking of experience, our management personnel have worked in higher ed – on both client and vendor sides – for an average of 17 years. So we understand your challenges, and can coach you on proven best practices to improve your communication and reach your goals.


The Leader in Student Engagement

Even in today’s digital world, an authentic conversation can be profoundly powerful. Based on this belief, and aided by cutting-edge technology, our software enables you to talk with (not to) your constituents.

You can count on our products to:

  • Be intuitively designed and exceptionally easy to use
  • Provide the optimal balance of automation and personalization
  • Simultaneously integrate with popular higher education information systems, aligning with the way your campus is already doing business
  • Be backed by knowledgeable teams that provide unparalleled support and service

Over 725 institutions use Mongoose software to engage with students, parents, alumni, and other audiences. And in doing so, achieve remarkable outcomes.

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More Than Software

We don't just create solutions, we teach and empower you to use them to their fullest potential. 

That’s why we lead the industry in conversational marketing resources and industry insights, creating and sharing best practices for our clients and the higher ed community as a whole.

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People First, Always

Mongoose's people-first culture has created a mission-driven environment where employees are truly dedicated to helping more students through their higher education journey. The Mongoose team genuinely cares about our clients, their students, and each other. Not only do our employees live and work authentically, but our culture drives performance and success for our partners.

Buffalo Best Workplaces Award



Dave Marshall

President & Product Manager

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is more passionate about higher education communication than Dave. His desire to create out-of-the-box solutions while employing an under-the-radar approach is evident in Mongoose’s innovative and intuitive software.


Andrew Veatch

Vice President, Engineering

Andrew is responsible for technology and product architecture at Mongoose, and couldn’t be more excited to be helping institutions optimize their communication. He has spent nearly his entire career in higher education technology.


Leslie Skwara

Vice President, Operations/Finance

While the financial responsibilities of the company lie in Leslie’s hands (no pressure), her role with the company cannot be restrained by a mere bio. Think “lifeblood.” From operations and accounting to contracts and Client Love, Leslie is holding the reins of a rocket ship heading to the moon. And, she does it all while basking in our gratitude and admiration.


Jason Pearl

Vice President, Sales

A strategy is nothing without experience. Luckily, Jason has a resume of success that reads like Thurman Thomas’ Wikipedia page. As resilient as he is ethical (highly), Jason's core focus is to direct and drive fast-paced systematic growth of our software platform by helping colleges and universities effectively connect with their constituents. (Cliff notes version: he’s here to help!) It’s a great way to spend the day until he gets home to what really matters.


Amanda Torrelli

Associate Vice President, Client Success

Amanda Torrelli is the Associate Vice President of Client Success at Mongoose, where she has built an impressive track record of success in helping colleges and universities connect with their constituents. In the five years Amanda has been with Mongoose, she has found the most effective ways for staff to have authentic conversations with students, helping them reach their goals.


Ed Valdez

Chief Marketing Officer

Ed is a metric-driven CMO who enables growth that is powered by data (Voice of Customer-focused), scaled by automation, and optimized with analytics. Ed uses field-proven strategies to accelerate growth, foster collaboration, spark innovation, enhance customer experience and create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Amy Kilpatrick - Associate Vice President, Product

Amy Kilpatrick

Associate Vice President, Product

Amy oversees product development at Mongoose and is dedicated to creating super-smart solutions that personalize and improve the higher ed experience. With a background in digital strategy and communications, Amy ensures that colleges and universities have the tools they need to motivate and engage with students, parents and alumni.




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Director, UX and Product Design

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Client Success Content Manager


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