NCSA Leadership

Joel Grossman, Chief Technology Officer at NCSA

Joel Grossman, Chief Technology Officer

University of Wisconsin - Madison
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I wrestled in high school, but unlike many of my colleagues, did not play college athletics. However, the pickup basketball scene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I attended, was pretty intense. I’m more of an Olympic athlete, focused on weight-lifting, road cycling and martial arts.

I joined NCSA in 2020 as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. My work focuses on helping the company move into a new phase of its mission to help student-athletes and their families by growing our Technology team and building the next-generation technology platform. Joining a team full of former college athletes and coaches as a lifelong computer nerd was a bit daunting at first, but the team spirit and dedication that defines NCSA is unlike any other organization. Having led several organizations in major digital transformations and building technology platforms, it’s an honor and a privilege to do so for NCSA because I believe so strongly in its mission to offer support, assistance, and education to families navigating the complex world of athletics and higher education. As a parent of children who have gone through a competitive college recruiting process-in their case, performing arts-I know first-hand the challenges students and parents face in making good choices. My role as CTO keeps me focused on helping our team deliver the highest-quality service to student-athletes and their families, and providing a technical basis for making every student-athlete successful.

I live outside Chicago in Wilmette, Illinois with my partner who runs a consulting business for nonprofits. We have a daughter on the Dance team at the University of Denver, and a son who is recording his first album as a senior in high school.