We're an international team of instructional and information technology professionals with over 60 cumulative years working in education, both K-12 and Higher Education. Our team possesses a broad range of skills including instructional and information technology leadership, instructional design, faculty support and development, user interface design, database design and administration, programming and graphic design.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark has more than 20 years experience working in education in various capacities, including: teaching, international training, curriculum development and instructional technology. He holds Masters degrees in English Language and Linguistics, Public Administration and Global E-Learning.
Outside of his professional work, Mark enjoys traveling with his family, attending his three musical children's concerts and studying Spanish and Portuguese.
Chief Operating Officer
Adam has dedicated 15 years of his career to the use of technology in a variety of learning environments. He has experience with a wide range of learners from college students to airline pilots to grade schoolers. He has led teams in building content, managing enterprise systems and the development of curriculum, but finds the greatest pleasure in seeing an educator's creation from concept to reality.
Adam is a father of three who enjoys home improvement projects, creating music with all manners of percussion, and participating in an occassional "over-the-hill" soccer match.
Chief Financial Officer
Garrett has over 5 years of experience supporting faculty in the development of courses within the Brightspace LMS, along with nearly 10 years experience in the private sector providing consumer and business I.T. support. He previously obtained a degree in Digital Arts, with a focus on web development. Currently, he is completing the final year of a B.S. in Information Science, with a focus on web technologies and human computer interaction (HCI).
In his personal life, Garrett loves spending time with his wife, Sarah, and his two dogs. He loves traveling, and spending time in nature. He also finds joy in productive and creative ventures, doing things like home renovations, landscaping and rapid prototyping.
Chief Technology Officer
Jayaram is passionate about technology and its possibilities. He designs the application architecture necessary to create a seamless integration between Student Information Systems (SIS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS). Jayaram loves to tackle the biggest problems and figure out how to make them best work. He has 15 years of experience in solution architecture and development, in both the private and public sector. Jayaram uses his proven expertise in building ed-tech solutions to provide leadership within the development team. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science.
He loves soccer and reading books to his two daughters. He lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife, Bhavana, and two daughters, Jenisha and Avanisha.
V.P. Business Development
Mark has 18 years experience working in higher education. He has significant experience in technical support and management, the lion' share in supporting and overseeing Learning Management Systems, from initial implementation at the campus level to full adoption by faculty. Mark is well connected in higher education through his participation on advisory committees for a number of instructional technology companies. Mark also has instructional experience in higher education, teaching courses on information system management in the public and non-profit sectors.
In his free time Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters on play dates at the park. He follows the Boston Celtics with hope they once again become contenders.
Senior Director, Infrastructure
David has more than 20 years of experience supporting Microsoft products, including 15 years of Windows server administration and 11 years of SQL Server database administration in a large enterprise environment. More recently he has been working with automating production workloads into public cloud environments.
David resides in Tucson with his family, including 3 children, 4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 rabbits, 4 ducks, 15 chickens and several wild squirrels. In his free time he enjoys reading, Nintendo and outdoor activities (when it is not unbearably hot).
Senior Director, Product Development
Alex has lived in Tucson and the Phoenix area most of his life. While in Phoenix he attended the University of Advancing Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. Over the past 10 years he has worked in Tucson, Phoenix and Denver as an Application Developer, developing and maintaining web applications that help companies run more effectively and efficiently.
Since music is a big part of his life, he studied music at Pima Community College in Tucson and at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA. His primary instrument is the classical guitar. He likes to write and perform music of all kinds but his focus lately has been on the Smooth Jazz variety. He loves to spend time with his wife and nine year old boy playing board games, swimming and playing soccer.
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