Meet the team

Scholarly’s founders come from strong
backgrounds in data and building HRIS systems.

  • Rusty Cower, CEO, Scholarly Software

    Rusty Cowher


    Rusty is passionate about helping organizations to use their data more effectively and has years of experience leading digital transformations at large organizations. Most recently he was Vice President of Analytics and Insights at Vail Resorts. Rusty has a J.D. from Stanford Law and a BA in History and Leadership Studies from Williams College.

  • Kelly Sutton, CTO, Scholarly Software

    Kelly Sutton


    Kelly is a software engineer with a background in building complex, mission-critical systems for organizations. Most recently, he was a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Gusto, a payroll and people platform for small businesses in the United States. Kelly holds a BSE in computer science and a BA in film production from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Chris Gibson, Software Engineer, Scholarly Software

    Chris Gibson

    Software Engineer

    Chris is a software engineer with experience building software for companies big and small in a variety of industries. Chris is also a volunteer firefighter.