Strategic Operating Partner Dedicated to Higher Education

About Our Company

Martellus Education is a strategic operating partner dedicated to higher education. We provide long-term managed services and strategic solutions that help colleges and universities reduce their costs of operations through business process optimization and automation. We provide lower-cost, more efficient operations across administrative functions, with a particular focus on data, data analysis & insights, knowledge transfer, and work-force/work-flow automation for long-term viability and sustainability.

We help our partners reduce the cost of education by reducing their cost of administration through our high-quality, lower-cost solutions and services. When we look at best practices we go beyond higher education and look at other verticals for best practices for sustainability.

Kelley Powell

Co-Founder, CCO

Kelley Powell

is a co-founder and CCO of Martellus Education. Previously, she was a senior executive of Royall & Company where she led its Business Information Office and Client Data Services. Her professional background includes nearly 20 years of hands-on higher education data management and services experience. Prior to Royall & Company, Kelley served as Director of Professional Services for Nolij Corporation (acquired by Lexmark). Earlier in her career, Kelley was Manager for Administrative Systems for the University of Richmond. Kelley has a passion for higher education and the information technologies supporting our clients’ missions. Kelley dedicates her time listening to clients, responding to their challenges and ultimately helping them achieve their goals and objectives.

She received her B.S. in Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and her M.B.A. from the University of Richmond with a concentration in leadership. Kelley enjoys spending time outdoors with family and is a partner in hope for
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Nick Hammerschlag

Founder, CEO

Nick Hammerschlag

is the founder and CEO of Martellus Education. He was previously on the investment team at General Atlantic and OpenView Venture Partners where he focused on investments in the Internet, Technology, and Education sectors. Nick has extensive experience in scaling both software and education companies having led OpenView’s investment in Instructure (NYSE: INST) and serving on its board. As a higher education technology investor, Nick has spent a decade building businesses to deliver a positive impact on how colleges and universities operate.  Nick's current and prior board director/observer seats include: ApprenNet, Monetate, Instructure, and QTS.

Outside of the office, Nick supports the MARSOC Foundation and is a member of the Weill Cornell Children's Health Council. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in History. Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and their pug/shar-pei puppy named Uni.