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Our Team

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Executive Team

Brad Kessler

Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel

Amanda Aisen

Chief Education Officer

Erica Porter Walton

Vice President of Finance

1-on-1 Team

Andrew Ferguson

Director of Business Development

Carla Pedersen

Regional Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Ben Hendren

Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Denise Alagna

Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Kyle Benjamin

Director of Client Development

Nora Rossbach

Associate Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Max Spitz

Associate Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Allison Sherry

Associate Director of 1-on-1 Tutoring

Department of Education

TJ Sassorossi

Director of Curriculum

Hayley Notter

Director of Curriculum and Content Development

Jaycie Ryrholm

Director of Research and Digital Education

Jeremy Palmer

Director of Instructional Management

Katie Hammen

Director of Instructional Management

Technology & Human Resources

Eric McConville

Lead Software Developer

Sean Wesslund

Director of Talent Services

James Kriegsmann

Data Developer and Architect

Ivan Heemskerk

Software Developer

Gabrielle Omatick

Talent Success Specialist


Brian McAuliffe

Director of Operations

Thomas DeFrancisco

Director of Assessments


Areeba Gadar

Senior Accountant

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