Kelly Lavin

Chief People Officer

Tosin Okojie

Chief Financial Officer

Drew Wrangles

Chief Product Officer

Athena Meyers

Chief Operating Officer

ON Partners helps build Niche leadership team


Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has been in a period of rapid and planned growth, doubling its size within the last two years. In 2022, Niche aims to reach 330 full-time employees and also exceed 3,000 school and college clients. Luke Skurman, CEO and Founder of Niche, required executive leaders with business expansion experience to continue the organization’s growth trajectory.  

“We’re at a pivotal time for our organization, and our platform is offering real value for our users and our partner schools,” said Skurman. 

Key Client Contact

Luke Skurman

CEO at Niche


Athena Meyers

COO at Niche

Bryan Buck

Jake Espenlaub

Partner at ON Partners

Tim Conti Managing Partner ON Partners

Danny Bolger

Partner at ON Partners

“The time ON Partners invested to deeply understand our business and our unique opportunities enabled them to engage passive candidates with amazing experience, and get them excited about Niche!”

– Athena Meyers, COO at Niche

The Execution

Collaborating with Niche since 2020, ON Partners is proud to have worked with the company to craft various leadership solutions over the years. With an understanding of Niche’s key story in the marketplace and consistent partners devoted to each assignment, ON has helped place a variety of executives, from finance and product, to human resources, to the customer experience and growth marketing. They include:


Closing Word

“The key to building better organizations, better nations and, consequently, a better world, lies in empowering individuals with the skills and abilities that enable them to achieve their full potential. Education is a critical vehicle for that empowerment,” said Okojie. “I am thrilled to join Niche in this critical stage of its growth, and to help the organization succeed in building a foundation for students to flourish and succeed at their ‘best fit’ schools.”

– Tosin Okojie, Chief Financial Officer at Niche

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