Our Management Team

Gregory Sukornyk
Gregory has been building tech companies for more than 25 years. He joined Global Study in 2021 because of his passion for education and the huge potential he saw for disruptive technology in the study abroad sector. Gregory has led several start-ups through rapid growth and multiple financings to successful acquisition. This includes the sale of the then leading free Internet Service Provider in the UK to a major French Telecom in 2000 and three other exits.
Cal Barton
President & COO
Cal has been an entrepreneur since the early 1990s. In 2013, he began to invest in start-ups in the tech and green energy sectors. The challenges faced by international students intent on studying abroad were too compelling to ignore leading him to establish Global Study in early 2020. Cal has had two major exits in the UK to date: one in the broadcast facilities sector, the other in the social housing space.
Paul Cowles
Paul has a combination of skills that make him an outstanding CTO: strong engineering/development experience, product development expertise and solid commercial sense. He has extensive experience in senior roles with Hootsuite, Jungle Scout, Kabam and other innovative tech companies. A major achievement was leading Hootsuite’s product and platform team when it grew from 400 to 1,200 employees. Paul has also co-founded successful tech businesses.

Global Study Background

Global Study was established in Feb 2020. Its objective: to create the most powerful online resource for international student advisory agencies and for international students. A one-stop gateway where everything a student needs can be managed and delivered. The aim is to give agenciessuperpowers when it comes to managing their operations and their students and to make the frequently fraught study abroad journey quicker, easier and more reliable for students.

The initial steps of that goal have been achieved. In August 2022, Global Study launched its software platform, called Student Advisor. It has been tested used by student counselling operations in several countries - operations that do exactly what international student recruitment agencies for students who have the same needs as the students that agencies help. This assured strong product-market fit for our platform.

We will be beta testing with a select small group of agenciesfrom June-August and expect to make Student Advisor available to agencies at large on a SaaS licensing basis in September 2023.

The Company is truly global. It has executive, tech and support teams in the UK, Canada, the US, China, Nigeria, the UAE and India.