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About Cayuse


Cayuse’s mission is to provide investigators and research administrators with the easiest-to-use, most efficient tools to manage the research enterprise, backed by the best customer support in the industry.

Our integrated suite of research administration software solutions includes everything from pre- and post-award to compliance and facilities management.

Cayuse At a Glance


founded by a researcher at Oregon Health & Science University


modules to address every step of the research lifecycle


employees focused on serving research organizations


research institutions, universities, and hospitals served

$38.8 B

U.S. federal funding submitted using Cayuse 424 in 2018


of implementations finished on time and on budget

Decades of Research Administration Experience

In 1994, OHSU researcher Christian Harker, Ph.D., wanted to spend less time faxing forms and more time on research. So he founded Cayuse, and using an SBIR grant, he created the industry’s first grant application software with system-to-system submission to

Since then, Cayuse has developed an intuitive electronic research administration ecosystem under the guidance of a visionary leadership team. Through strategic acquisitions, we have brought leaders in-house with a collective 200+ years of industry expertise.

Today, we provide software solutions for sponsored project management, including pre-award and post-awardcompliance, and animal facility operationsWe also partner with the best complementary software providers and industry experts who can provide consultation and professional services to help organizations meet their strategic goals.

Scalable Solutions for Every Organization

Our customers include academic institutions, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations—with research budgets ranging from $1 million to more than $1 billion.

They use our intuitive, industry-leading software to improve collaboration between researchers and administrators, mitigate compliance risks, and save time.

All of Cayuse’s products are backed by our world-class customer service and support.

Executive Leadership Team

Matt McLellan

President and CEO

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Michele Maynard

Chief Operating Officer

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Ron Starling

Chief Technology Officer

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Chris Harker, Ph.D.

Founder and Advisor

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Jason Porter

VP of Sales

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Adam Mertz

VP of Marketing

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Jeff Colley

VP of Customer Success

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Naji Mourad

VP of Compliance and Facilities Solutions

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Jim Wrenn

VP of Grant Management

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Gordon McDonald

General Manager, International 

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Our rewarding mission and focused team makes Cayuse an inspiring and energetic place to work. Come join us!

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