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Copley Retention Systems

Copley Retention, Inc. SaaS early alert system / student advising platform integrating technology solutions addressing student retention in Higher Education.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Education
  • Location Weston, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Copley Retention, Inc. provides a SaaS-based early alert systems and student advising support platform (“EAS”) seamlessly integrating with the myriad of campus technology solutions to improve client workflow and best practices in addressing the problems of student persistence and retention in Higher Education.


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    Keith P Clougherty

    Responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operations of the company
    20 years experience in starting, operating, providing and acquiring financing for eight projects in online, media, and real estate. Financing has including over $100M in capital, with successful exits generating positive returns on over 70% of the projects. Eight years operations experience in the Cable Television and Internet sectors, Founder

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    Edward Gilmore
    Senior Technology Developer

    Technology leader for the company driving product development including; software development, application and hardware architecture, scalability and quality control for the Copley Square software.
    With nearly 10 years of software development and project management experience, Edward worked at Research in Motion on the BlackBerry Handheld Applications team and designed next generation apps for BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry Playbook.

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    Edward Clougherty
    Chief Retention Officer

    Responsible for senior client interaction, product demonstration and training. Ed is also the face of the company to the Education sector speaking at industry conferences and online events through his daily blog.
    Over 10 years developing online content and web-based direct communication applications, licensed attorney with extensive Internet law experience, Curriculum preparation for Constitutional law courses for police officers seeking Masters

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    Mark Bernstein
    Vice President Business Development

    Responsible for managing the sales and public relations team along with partnership development.
    20 years successful business experience with expertise in marketing, revenue and market share growth, and the creation of strategic partnerships. Experience in the education industry for the 2nd largest for-profit online university. Founding member and senior manager for

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    Benny Vargus
    Director of Sales

    Responsible for direct sales efforts , representing the company at industry trade shows and daily through telephone and web based conference calls. Benny has eight years working in a variety of sales management and sales roles in the high tech industry. He is a tireless sales executive, results oriented and has successfully acquired the Copley clients during the roll out of the product line. Graduated FIU and fluent in Spanish.


Previous Investors

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    Thomas DiBenedetto / Junction Investors Limited / Boston