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Canvas Family:

Today, I am reaching out to share news about the newest member of our leadership team, my new boss: Steve Daly, Instructure’s new CEO. 

Steve will be joining us on July 1, and comes to us with more than 25 years of experience in tech. Most recently, he was the CEO of LANDESK/Ivanti and has spent time over the course of his career with tech brands including Avocent and Intel. He is an active member of the business community in Utah and has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year as well as the Utah Tech Council and Utah Business CEO of The Year. Steve has a long-standing track record of thoughtful and successful leadership and I am excited to learn and grow working closely with him. I am most excited about his personal approach to both leading a business and understanding customers. He has already asked a lot of very good questions about you, our customer base, in an effort to serve you best. I will make sure you have a chance to interact with Steve over the coming months.

Steve will lead us into our next phase of growth following our recent transaction to become a privately held company and as we continue to refocus on innovating in education technology. He doesn’t come from a background in edtech, but he is surrounded by leaders and employees that have education in their DNA. He has already exhibited a deep respect for those of us that come from the education industry and a significant desire to learn more about the impact we can all make together. 

I believe he is the right leader to continue building our mission-minded business that is passionate about education while keeping us operationally and financially fit so that we can support you long into the future.

While he may not be from the education industry, I have truly appreciated learning more about his involvement with BYU’s Strategy Program Advisory Board and his time as a member of the governor’s nominating committee for the Utah State Board of Education. He has consistently promoted STEM outreach programs that sponsored the Boys and Girls Clubs and has hosted Girls Who Code courses. For me, knowing that he has spent his personal time advancing such important initiatives and organizations is inspiring. Ultimately, Steve has a love for learning and is committed to building technology that will make the education process better for all. 

Join me in welcoming Steve and as always, keep learning!

Melissa