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About Unicon

Curious, passionate, and trusted…Unicon is a team of
people, enabled by tools, delivering solutions to the market.

Our Story

Unicon is a technology consulting firm focused solely on the education ecosystem.  We partner with institutions and companies to create learner-centric digital experiences to transform online teaching and learning.  We believe in the power of technology to expand access to education and in the power of education to create a better future for all.

Founded by two dedicated engineers who graduated from Arizona State University, Unicon operates by two fundamental principles:

  • Prioritizing the well-being of clients
  • Fostering a supportive internal culture

Diversity and Inclusion

Our hiring practices distribute job postings across specialized populations in order to reach and attract diverse talent.

It is our aim to fill each role based on merit, qualifications and abilities, as selected from a diverse pool of applicants.

Our Employee Resource Groups focus on representing the needs of our employees in company decisions that impact the employee experience.

We encourage our ERG participants to share their stories and lived experiences. We offer our employees opportunities to collaborate with one another across a variety of identities in support of community, mental health, and overall wellness.

Employee feedback is critical to our ongoing inspection and adjustment of company culture.

Our employee engagement process regularly surveys our employees to inspect how well we are living our core values of integrity, mastery, impact, curiosity, and uplift. On our most recent employee survey, we scored above 4.0 for each of our core values (on a scale of 1 - 5).

Our company’s north star acknowledges that education has the power to create a better future for all.

As a company centered around learners, we fully recognize that learning never ends and this is true in the pursuit of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are still learning and will continue to inspect and broaden our diversity and inclusion efforts in order to continue to be the workplace our employees, clients, and communities need us to be.

Meet the Team

Senior Leaders

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John C. Blakley

co-CEO and Founder

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Kate Valenti


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Dan McCallum

Vice President Technology

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Patience Breinholt

Vice President Human Resources

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Kenna Ose

Vice President Market Development

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Jim Layne

Vice President Marketing

Our Clients

Over 400 clients and counting

Since 1993, we have been designing, developing, and managing education technology solutions for major universities, colleges, and corporations.

The following is a partial list of our latest clients.

  • Arizona State University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Columbia University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oakland University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • California Community College Colleges System
  • Boston College
  • Brooklyn College - CUNY
  • California College of the Arts
  • College of Lake County
  • Foothill - De Anza Community College District
  • Marist College
  • Merced College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • 2U Inc.
  • Apogee / Campus Televideo
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Barnes & Noble College
  • Cisco
  • Internet2
  • Instructure
  • Lumen Learning
  • N2N Software Solutions
  • NoteAffect
  • Amplify
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cengage
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Macmillan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Pearson Education
  • RELX Elsevier
  • Scholastic
  • John Wiley & Sons