nuCloud’s Management Team

Our team has over three decades of combined higher education and web development experience.  Individually we have presented at dozens of international conferences and are known as thought leaders in the higher education web space.  We combined our various skills sets to tackle a wide range of challenges and projects.

Kyle James – CEO & Co-Founder

Kyle spent six years working at Wofford College in multiple jobs in Information Technology and Marketing, including school Webmaster.  He also spent nearly four years at HubSpot, a Boston based Internet Marketing startup, where he sharpened his skills as an entrepreneur and start-up junkie.  At the start of 2008 he founded .eduGuru, an award winning higher education marketing blog.  Later in 2008 he founded nuCloud with Nick Catto and a third partner.  He has presented at multiple national conferences on subjects ranging from email marketing to web analytics to search engine optimization. Kyle is very much a tech geek, but his biggest passion is helping people solve problems using technology.


Michael Fienen – CTO

Michael joined the nuCloud team to help drive the development and planning of its next generation interactive mapping platform in 2009. Meanwhile, he also spent six years at Pittsburg State University, leaving his position as Director of Web Marketing to become the Senior Interactive Developer at Aquent.  He is an internationally known presenter at conferences on web development and a noted consultant for the content management system dotCMS.  Michael is a published author through his first book, dotCMS From the Ground Up.  He is also a regular contributor to .eduGuru, an award winning higher education marketing blog.

Nick Catto – CIO & Co-Founder

Nick-Catto-CIONick spends his days working overseeing the design and development of the nuCloud platform. Previously, Nick held the role of senior UI/UX Designer for the NOAA Office of Coastal Management in Charleston, SC. Prior to working at NOAA, Nick spent eight years as the Director of Web Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Nick has been designing and developing web sites since 2001 and still consults via his own web development and consulting business,  Nick has presented on standards based coding and web design at conferences in both the UK and America. Nick has always been fascinated with all kinds of technologies and considers himself a “jack of all trades.”

Todd James – CFO

Todd graduated from Coker College with a BS Business Administration: Management and from Midlands Technical College with an AS Accounting. He has over 10 years experience in sales, account management, operations, and finance. This experience was compiled while working with accounting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers. This includes one of South Carolina’s fastest growing companies in 2010 and 2011 before coming on with nuCloud in 2012. Todd is also a founder in a global marketing and import company, Wylupek & James, LLC, who assists international and domestic manufacturers market across the globe. Todd’s business background transforms nuCloud’s technical expertise into a solid business strategy.