Cayuse, provider of the market-leading research administration cloud platform, is pleased to welcome Richard Forrest, Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Zanthi Avila, Senior Account Executive to Cayuse’s growing global team.

“It’s a tremendously exciting time of growth for Cayuse, and having Richard and Zanthi on our international team plays a critical role in strategically shaping our vision of globally connected research for our customers,” said CEO, Matt McLellan. “We’re thrilled to have the industry insight these two bring to supporting our rapidly growing customer base by reducing administrative burden and improving the researcher experience for organizations in the UK and Australia.”

Richard and Zanthi bring to Cayuse a combined 30+ years in higher education. Richard, most recently from Ellucian, where he was VP of Global Services Architecture and Governance for over six years and contributed to their 2X growth rate and over 80% of net new business coming from outside North America—and Zanthi who brings more than thirteen years experience in higher education, lifelong learning, and business development.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Cayuse,” said Richard, “I’m looking forward to connecting with our global research community. I see a tremendous need for a true cloud-based platform that delivers a proven, best-practice approach and a world-class researcher experience.” “Working with Cayuse offers a unique opportunity to revolutionize research administration,” said Zanthi. “I think the pandemic has highlighted a vital need for digital transformation in research organizations, as well as global collaboration.”

The addition of Richard and Zanthi to the Cayuse team signals a deep commitment to bringing the industry’s first cloud-native research platform, with a comprehensive set of connected apps covering the complete research lifecycle, to organizations worldwide. 

About Cayuse

Cayuse empowers globally connected research. It’s integrated, cloud-based research platform powers a suite of applications that maximizes researcher success, improves collaboration, and streamlines work across the entire research lifecycle, including the commercialization of research outcomes. The Cayuse community of over 450 customers includes academic institutions such as UCLA, Duke University, NYU, The University of Westminster, The National University of Singapore, The University of Auckland, and University of Sydney, along with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

For further details, please contact:

Barbara Weiss, Brand and Content Manager