BOA Profile

Hardeep Gulati
CEO, PowerSchool Group, LLC

Hardeep is an innovative leader and executive with more than two decades of experience leading software businesses. Hardeep’s passion for education and proven expertise in guiding companies through periods of growth has been instrumental to the ongoing successful implementation of PowerSchool’s expansion plan. Under Hardeep’s leadership, PowerSchool has introduced award-winning, integrated classroom solutions and made a lasting impact on the future of K-12 education. For Hardeep, leading a company that includes thousands of educators and technology specialists is a natural evolution of his lifelong commitment to harnessing the power of technology to transform lives and unlock student potential. Hardeep brings that ethos and his belief that a high-quality education is a fundamental right to his leadership of PowerSchool. 

Most recently, Hardeep successfully led PowerSchool’s acquisition of PeopleAdmin—the eighth acquisition during his tenure as CEO. Additionally, he oversaw the expansion of talent from 1,000 to 2,000 employees. EdTech Digest recognized Hardeep’s leadership within the edtech industry when the publication named him Education Technology CEO of the Year and one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech. 

Prior to joining PowerSchool in 2015, Hardeep was CEO of SumTotal Systems. Under his leadership, the company became the #1 market leader in enterprise learning systems and saw record-breaking growth in cloud computing services. During Hardeep’s tenure, SumTotal provided talent expansion solutions, which facilitates continuous and contextual learning for employees to improve talent engagement, productivity, and business results to 43 million users with small-to-midsized organizations, as well as half of the Fortune 500.

Hardeep joined SumTotal after his time at Oracle, where he led strategy and product development across a variety of enterprise application areas. Before Oracle, Hardeep was Vice President of Products at SpinCircuit, an information exchange enterprise software company founded by Cadence, HP, Flextronics, and Avnet. He was also founder and CTO at eBizAutomation, an enterprise integration company that was acquired by SpinCircuit. Early in his career, Hardeep held senior consulting positions at Lucent Technologies and Dun & Bradstreet.

Hardeep received his computer science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and is a graduate of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Hardeep loves to spend time with family—traveling, biking, golfing, and playing chess with his kids. He loves to coach-mentor his son’s LEGO robotics team, be a chess guinea pig for his other son (a nationally-ranked scholastic player), and read stories and color with his daughter.

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