Team

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Meet Our Acrobatiq Team


Acrobatiq is educators, learning engineers, cognitive and data scientists, software engineers, and entrepreneurs, with a passion for education and a laser-focus on enabling measurable improvements in learning.

William L. Guttman

William L. Guttman

Chairman of the Board

William L. Guttman is the founding chairman and chief executive of Carnegie Innovations, LLC, the technology commercialization company of Carnegie Mellon University, and the parent company of Acrobatiq… more

Scott English

Scott English

Director

Scott English is a Managing Director of Hearst Ventures and pursues strategic investments and acquisitions for the corporation in digital… more

Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian

Director

Farnam Jahanian is Provost and Vice President of research at Carnegie Mellon University... more

Charles A. Kennedy

Charles A. Kennedy

Director

Charles A. Kennedy is a member of the Acrobatiq Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer for Carnegie Mellon University … more

Jay Katarincic

Jay Katarincic

Director

Jay Katarincic is a Managing Director of Draper Triangle Ventures, working with Acrobatiq, Amplifinity, DirectWorks and Thread.… more

Rahim S. Rajan

Rahim S. Rajan

Board Observer

Rahim S. Rajan is a Senior Program Officer in the Postsecondary Success strategy, U.S. Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... more

Jenny Yip

Jenny Yip

Board Observer

Jenny is a Senior Program Investment Officer on the Program Related Investments (PRI) team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).... more

Eric Frank

Eric Frank

CEO, Director

Eric is passionate about finding ways to pair great teachers and smart technology to help every student realize their fullest potential... more

Alison Pendergast

Alison Pendergast

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

For all of her professional career, Alison has focused on understanding the trends and harnessing... more

Michelle Neil

Michelle Neil

SVP Product & Services

Michelle began her career in college textbook publishing, but was soon distracted by technology—beginning with electronic production of computing books and digital publishing and evolving into the building of online courseware... more

John Rinderle

John Rinderle

Chief Technology Officer

John leads development of the Acrobatiq software platform... more

Rich Wonsettler

Rich Wonsettler

Chief Financial Officer

Rich has more than 20 years of financial management experience with emerging private and public companies.... more

Bill Jerome

Bill Jerome

Vice President, Product and User Experience

Bill Jerome is a computer scientist whose passion is connecting with the human user... more

Peter Bertuglia

Peter Bertuglia

Technical Manager

Peter holds a BS and MBA from Binghamton University, School of Management with concentrations in finance and management information systems... more

Dean Croll

Dean Croll

Senior Learning Engineer

Dean has worked hard to make technology approachable and useful for the end-user. Spending the past several years at the University of Pittsburgh as... more

James Davis

James Davis

Senior Software Engineer

James holds a B.S. in Science, Mathematics and Technology with a concentration in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College.... more

Chris Doran

Chris Doran

VP Sales

Chris Doran has over 25 years ed tech experience coming from the higher ed publishing world. He has held various sales, strategy... more

Christopher Genovese

Christopher Genovese

Chief Statistician

Christopher Genovese develops state-of-the-art statistical techniques to solve complex scientific problems.... more

Marsha Lovett

Marsha Lovett

Chief Learning Scientist

Marsha Lovett has been studying and improving how students learn for more than 20 years... more

Allen Tingley

Allen Tingley

Project Manager

Allen Tingley has been in pursuit of compelling technological experiences his entire life, running full speed after new ways to seek information... more

Linda Winer

Linda Winer

Engagement Manager

Linda has over 25 years in the educational technology space. She has worked in project.... more

Madisyn Latham

Madisyn Latham

Marketing Associate

Madisyn is a recent graduate of Western University’s Master of Media and Journalism and Communications program in Ontario, Canada. She also holds a BA in Communications Studies from Laurentian University... more

Benny Johnson

Benny Johnson

Director of Research and Development

Benny G. Johnson, Ph.D., is Director of Research and Development for Acrobatiq. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Kentucky... more

Murray Kimball

Murray Kimball

Client Engagement Manager

Murray has spent the last decade working in higher education to improve teaching and learning through technology and curriculum design. She is passionate about creating a personalized learning experience... more

Sharon McGraw

Sharon McGraw

Accounting Manager

Sharon is the Accounting Manager for Acrobatiq. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Penn State University. She has over 20 years of experience... more

Kalyani Nimmagadda

Kalyani Nimmagadda

Quality Assurance Manager

Kalyani is a multifaceted technical career with 18+ year track record as a QA Manager, Sr QA Lead/Coordinator, and Senior Analyst in the Information Technology industry... more

Shawn Haag

Shawn Haag

Engagement Manager

Shawn is Acrobatiq’s Engagement Manager, bringing more than 11 years in higher education with the University of Minnesota, where Shawn earned his Master of Education in Learning Technologies.... more

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