TORONTO – March 15, 2024 – Top Hat, the leader in student engagement solutions for higher education, announced a series of leadership appointments to accelerate the company’s mission to transform the teaching and learning experience for thousands of faculty and millions of students across North America.

Maggie Leen
Appointed as Chief Executive Officer

Top Hat proudly announces the appointment of Maggie Leen as Chief Executive Officer. Leen has an outstanding track record in higher education, having served as a senior executive at Pearson, Adtalem, and most recently, Chief Marketing Officer at Top Hat. During her tenure as CMO, Leen has been instrumental in shaping the company’s corporate and go-to-market strategy, demonstrating a tireless commitment to helping institutions scale the delivery of personalized, engaging, and equitable student learning.

Larry Indovina
Appointed as Chief Operating Officer

In addition to his duties as Chief People Officer, Larry Indovina has assumed new leadership responsibilities as Top Hat’s Chief Operating Officer. Since joining the company, Indovina’s guidance has been invaluable in establishing a high-performance workplace culture, and driving operational excellence across the business, including his leadership with Top Hat’s M&A activities.

The Top Hat Board of Directors expresses its support and enthusiasm as these individuals guide the next phase of Top Hat’s growth and solidify the company’s position as a world-class partner to colleges and universities across North America. 

Bill Okun
Appointed to the Board of Directors

Top Hat is also delighted to welcome Bill Okun to its Board of Directors where he will serve as Executive Chairman. Okun has spent the balance of his career in technology and higher education, serving in a variety of board and senior executive roles at McGraw-Hill, Penn Foster Group, Reonomy, and S&P Capital IQ. Drawing on his experience in management, technology, and commercial leadership, Okun will support Top Hat in unlocking value for customers and shareholders by providing strategic guidance to the company’s board and executive team. 

“On behalf of the board, I’d like to extend our congratulations to Maggie and Larry on their new roles and express the excitement we have for Maggie to lead Top Hat in delivering long-term value for all of our stakeholders,” said Shawn Abbott, Top Hat board member and co-founder of Inovia Capital. “We are also pleased to welcome Bill to the Board of Directors where he will support Maggie and the team as they deliver on this organization’s important mission.”

 “I am honored to lead the exceptional team we have assembled at Top Hat,” said Leen. “With our accelerating product innovation, talented people, and our proven ability to improve learning outcomes for students, we are already writing the next chapter of our growth story.”

About Top Hat

As the leader in student engagement solutions for higher education, Top Hat enables educators to employ evidence-based teaching practices through interactive content, tools, and activities in in-person, online, and hybrid classroom environments. Thousands of faculty at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use Top Hat to create meaningful, engaging and accessible learning experiences for students before, during, and after class. To learn more, please visit