Helix welcomes new VP of Product Management, Matt McKillen

From high-stakes software implementations with colleges and universities to global product launches, Matt McKillen’s EdTech experience runs deep. As Helix Education’s new Vice President of Product Management, Matt is playing a key role in positioning the company’s enrollment growth solutions in the market. He is managing the entire product lifecycle, from vision and concept to research and validation, to roadmap development and launch, to product optimization within the higher education space.

Matt is energetic, smart, imaginative, and quick-witted. He has a reputation for getting things done and a keen understanding of how colleges and universities operate. Matt is well versed in relationship management, project management, and data analytics. Previously, Matt spent seven years at Hobsons in a variety of roles, including Senior Implementation Specialist where he lead product roll-outs, and Product Manager where he oversaw a portfolio of marketing and admissions products from first point of contact through enrollment. Matt spent about three and a half years living in London and working in Hobson’s UK office.

“I’m all about pushing the envelope on what technology can do and helping organizations embrace it to its fullest capacity,” said McKillen. “I believe technology can and should be used to solve real world problems, and Helix’s innovative solutions do just that. They are a natural extension of our partner institutions, and they’re instrumental in helping students realize and exceed their educational goals. This is an exciting time to be involved in product innovation in higher education, and I’m thrilled to work with and learn from the Helix team.”

Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical and Scientific Communication from Miami University. He is also Pragmatic Marketing trained. When Matt isn’t wrestling with new ways that Helix’s solutions can help institutions grow at scale, he enjoys time with family, travel, and photography.

Danielle Caldwell

Danielle Caldwell is the Content Marketing Manager at Helix Education. Prior to her work with Helix, Danielle served as a full-time faculty member with Westminster College’s Master of Strategic Communication program in Salt Lake City. Danielle brings nearly a decade of experience in research, communication, and higher education, and she currently still teaches graduate courses in organizational communication and research methods as an adjunct professor at Westminster College.