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
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.