Department: Resource Management

Rachel Sylvan

Rachel Sylvan currently serves as the Program Administrator for the North Shore area. Prior to joining Academic Approach, Rachel worked in many fields pertaining to…

Phyllis Watson

Phyllis Watson is the Human Resource Manager at Academic Approach. In this role, she handles policies, procedures, culture building, employee relations, and many other human…

Mary Petrassi

Mary Petrassi is the Accounting Manager and has been with Academic Approach for over five years. In this role, Mary provides services within the company…

Jim Larralde

Jim Larralde currently serves as Senior Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Before joining Academic Approach in 2019, Jim worked on the product marketing team at Young…

Jasmine Rahman

Jasmine Rahman is currently the Program Administrator at the Academic Approach Clarendon Hills office. Jasmine supports the Department of Operations and is responsible for program…

James Kriegsmann

James Kriegsmann is currently the Director of Data Management. In this role, he primarily ensures test events are properly processed. Since joining Academic Approach, James…

Jack Duszynski

Jack Duszynski has been with Academic Approach for six years. Currently, Jack is the Product Manager for MyAcademicApproach.com. In this role, he oversees and manages…

Ivan Heemskerk

Ivan Heemskerk currently works as a Software Engineer for Academic Approach and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, he maintains and develops…

Varun Aggarwal

Varun Aggarwal currently serves as the Vice President of Operations. In this role, Varun leads operations and manages marketing efforts for the organization. Prior to…

Gabriel Franken

Gabriel Franken currently serves as the Operations Manager. In this role, Gabriel oversees facilities, inventory, and vendor relations. Prior to joining Academic Approach, Gabriel was…

Brian McAuliffe

Brian McAuliffe currently serves as a Software Developer. In this role, Brian develops new features for the Academic Approach website and supports existing products. Brian…

Brad Kessler

Bradley Kessler serves as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. In this role, Bradley participates as an executive leader for Academic Approach and directly supports…

Adrienne Lee

Adrienne Lee currently serves as the Program Administrator at the Academic Approach Armitage office. In this role, Adrienne supports the Department of Operations and is…

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