Kari Kovar

Chief Operating Officer

Kari brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to her role as Chief Operating Officer at Helix Education. Kari began her career as a Principal Consultant at Stamats, where she guided traditional institutions through strategic planning, brand management, and enrollment marketing. At InsideTrack, she partnered with colleges and universities to increase retention and student engagement. In 2008, she joined Datamark and led its expansion into the non-profit sector. She broadened her education technology experience in 2011 with a leadership role at Instructure.

Overall, Kari has partnered with a diverse group of nearly 100 colleges and universities. She leverages her experience to create tailored solutions that address a variety of strategic initiatives. In addition, she has had the honor of presenting at national conferences and has received numerous awards for campaigns and initiatives with her clients.

Kari has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of North Dakota.