how can our team help achieve your full potential?
Because we’ve been there. Our team is compiled of former educators and techno-savvy individuals whose aim is to help foster a positive attitude towards course evaluations. Faculty and student buy-in and opinion is important to you, and your feedback on how to capture that is crucial to us. We welcome the conversation.
Vice President, Higher Education Sales
Brian Hopewell has been with AMS/Invoke since 2006; as Vice President since 2010. He works primarily in sales but also manages business development and partner relations.
Prior to joining AMS, Brian had a 26 year career in higher education administration, serving as Director, Dean, and Vice President of Enrollment Management, Admissions, Alumni Affairs, and Financial Aid at several institutions in New England and the South. Brian also led the enrollment and marketing efforts for national programs serving gifted and talented students, “gap year” students, and students doing study abroad in the sciences. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Admission and the Roeper Review: A Journal of Gifted Education.
Brian has an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in English Literature. He lives on Cape Cod and in Salt Lake City.
Chris earned his BSEE degree across the street from the Invoke office at the University of Buffalo, and has worked in numerous industries designing and building software. He joined the AMS team in 2009 to design data warehouses, but after a month it was clear that CoursEval would be his new home.
A self-proclaimed “big project junkie”, Chris loves to tackle the biggest problems and figure out how to make them best work. In his free time, Chris likes to coach and play soccer or find a Northern waterway to exploit for fishing and extreme water sports.
Director of Training & Development
Michele has almost been here from the beginning, starting with Invoke in 2002. She has a Master of Science Degree, Creative Problem Solving. She spends her days doing a little bit of everything including relationship management with our customers. When she’s not training or troubleshooting, Michele manages the Help Center documentation and the Customer Management System and does quality assurance testing on all new builds and changes to CoursEval. If the Accounts Receivable team needs assistance with billing, Michele’s all-hands on deck.
Outside of work Michele enjoys spending time on her boat, fishing, reading, bird watching and taking pictures. She loves hanging out with her dogs, gardening, and hiking in the woods, traveling and scrapbooking. Snorkeling and using her underwater camera to capture fun pictures of fish is something Michele enjoys tremendously!
Director of Training & Development
Dave currently serves as a Director of Training & Development with CoursEval and has been with the team since February 2011. Other than the training of current clients and colleagues, he is also involved in video tutorial production, support portal maintenance, and quality assurance.
He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo. After finishing college, Dave started his career and worked for seven years as a middle school Technology Education teacher in the Buffalo Public School District.
Outside of work you will find Dave being a dad and living the dream with his wife, Amy, two young boys, Sammy and Eli, and wannabe ferocious felines, Cheeto & Aslan. He also enjoys sports, camping, fishing, and all other outdoor activities.
He currently resides in Buffalo, New York.
Director of Marketing
Laura Sandino is a nine-year veteran at Invoke. As Director of Marketing, Laura spends her days leading the charge within the Marketing Department by managing the website's content and news section, writing press releases, release notes and client communications, aiding the sales team with conferences, and event planning for User Group Conferences.
When she’s not flitting about the office, Laura enjoys training for fitness challenges such as Tough Mudder and 5K runs, kayaking, hiking, and hanging out with her husband, Jon, and very spoiled rescue dog, Boomer.
Director, Business Development
Aileen is from State College, Pennsylvania where she was surrounded by academia, which makes sense since the town solely exists because of Penn State University. She is no stranger to higher education institutions--and that makes her a perfect fit to our team.
She loves soccer and reading books to her daughter Kylah, who is just six months old! She lives in Kenmore, NY with her husband, Liam, Kylah, and two cats.
National Sales Director
Sally Garvin, National Sales Director, hails from Manhattan…Kansas that is, and has 13 years of experience in higher-ed assessment. Sally has a BA in Music Education and a MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and has taught in both the K-12 and college arenas.
She enjoys skiing, music of all kinds, traveling, scuba diving and hanging out with her husband, David, and daughter, Tess.
Technical Product Manager/Analyst
Mary is our Technical Product Manager/Analyst. She has over 20 years experience in Information Technology specializing in software development and agile project management. She loves to mentor, collaborate, and innovate with her team members and customers.
When she's not working, she enjoys supporting her local IIBA chapter, homeless shelter and PTA. She lives in a Buffalo suburb with her husband, son, and dog.
Director of Business Development
Roland joins Invoke and the CoursEval team after serving as a CoursEval manager at a university in Texas. He has worked in higher education for over 10 years and is interested in learning about institutions and utilizing technology to gain insight from data.
In his free time, he enjoys sports, music, and travel, and spending time with his family.
Director of Implementation and Customer Success
Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Maria has been with Invoke for the past 4 years as part of the Operation team. She recently joined the CoursEval team where she spends her days assisting customers with the training and implementation process.
Maria lives in Boston with her husband and son. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with family.
Why Choose Us?
- ADA compliant
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- On-demand reporting
- Free software updates
- Hosting available
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- Dedicated and exceptional account managers
- No-commitment pilot
- Client-centered improvements and new features
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