Keith Kostrzewski, CEO
Keith Kostrzewski has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Education Technology space, with a wide portfolio of some of the leading firms in the industry. Prior to taking the reigns as CEO of Curriki, Keith was the Head of Sales for LEGO Education North America. Prior to LEGO Education Keith spent time in leadership positions with Discovery Education, as well consulting with several early-stage EdTech firms such as ThinkCERCA and digedu, focusing on business analysis, go-to-market and customer engagement, and revenue operations. Keith also spent three years with Pearson North America as Regional General Manager, and eight years in various growth-focused roles with the education technology startup Schoolnet prior to its acquisition by Pearson in 2011. Read more.
Janet Pinto, CAO, CMO
As Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Janet Pinto leads and manages all of Curriki’s content development, user experience, and academic direction. She began her career in the education field, spending six years as a Special Education teacher. Janet now leads the vision and strategy for Curriki’s online learning offerings and develops and maintains relationships with academic partners. Before Curriki, Janet managed marketing at CampusCruiser, a Learning Management Systems provider for the higher education market. Her efforts were focused on branding, market analysis, and all aspects of marketing communications. Prior to joining CampusCruiser, Janet was the director of marketing communications at SchoolNet, a K-12 education technology company. Read more.
Leonardo Cunha, CTO
As Chief Technology Officer, Leo brings over 30 years of progressively challenging experience in the management, design, and development of mission-critical systems.
His education technology experience spans over 15 years and includes the development and integration of systems for both K-12 and higher education, specifically in the areas of learning management, assessment and intervention, student information and ERP systems, and analytical processing for education. Leo is an avid supporter of open technologies and open education and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Read more.
Scott McNealy, Co-Founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 22 years during which he piloted the company from startup to legendary Silicon Valley giant in computing infrastructure, network computing, and open-source software. Under his watch, Sun Microsystems employed approximately 235,000 worldwide. Sun was sold to Oracle in 2010 for $7.4 billion.
Scott McNealy is an outspoken advocate for personal liberty, small government, and free-market competition. In 1982, he co-founded Sun Microsystems and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 22 years. He piloted the company from startup to legendary Silicon Valley giant in computing infrastructure, network computing, and open-source software. Read more.
Gene has been a serial CEO for the past 15 years having been at the helm of three companies prior to DriveScale. NetContinuum developed an application layer firewall appliance for large enterprise and web businesses and was sold to Barracuda Networks. Zero Motorcycles is the leading electric motorcycle in the world and Gene remains on the Board of Directors. ClearPower Systems designed a waste heat recovery electric power generation system and was sold to Questor Technologies. A member of the senior management team at Sun Microsystems Gene was Sr. Vice President/General Manager of the $3 billion/year Desktop Systems group. Read more.
Currently, President at Nativity Prep Academy of San Diego, Brady is an experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Educational Leadership, Executive Development, Business Planning, Sales, Organizational Learning, and Training Delivery. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Education (EdD) focused in Executive Leadership from The George Washington University.
Jonathan Brusco has sixteen years of experience in a variety of education-focused roles. He currently serves as the Director of Instructional Technology & Maker Education at Pinewood School in Los Altos, CA, where he leads technology integration efforts and manages the K-12 Coding and Maker Education programs across their three campuses. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Gavilan College, a Bay Area community college with 9,000 students as well as an on-site top-performing dual enrollment high school. He has held this elected office since 2012 and has served terms as Vice President and President of the Board. Read more.
After working for five years at major law firms in New York and California, Geoff Emery purchased a failing luxury car dealership in Beverly Hills, California, and later purchased other similarly nonperforming businesses. Twenty-five years later, Beverly Hills Porsche and Santa Monica Audi are now two of the largest luxury car dealerships in the United States, collectively grossing over $300 million in revenue in 2015. Read more.
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives, evidenced by her testimony before the Congressional Web-based Education Commission in the USA. She is also regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world, including NCTET, WISE, the Worldwide Education & Research Conference (WWERC) in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and other key public sector forums. In addition to her role at Curriki, Kim is a member of the MIT Open Courseware Industry Advisory Council. Read more.
Phil Lebherz has been working in the field of health insurance benefits for over 30 years. He founded LISI in 1977 with a staff of five in a small office in San Mateo, California. Today, LISI serves thousands of brokers from six fully-staffed offices statewide. His leadership in finance, acquisition, and negotiations has developed LISI into one of California’s leading agencies. Known for his expertise and innovative thinking, Phil’s sound advice has helped a great number of consumers, brokers, and companies achieve success and financial security. His input on the health care debate, the uninsured, and group health trends are featured regularly in numerous health care publications and media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Washington Post, and CNN. Phil and his wife have been married for 35 years and reside in the Bay Area. Read more.
Larry Nelson leads Microsoft’s Worldwide Education Partner strategy within its Public Sector Business Unit, for both Primary/Secondary and Higher Education. Previous to this role, Nelson led Microsoft’s Worldwide Primary/Secondary Education strategy. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nelson led strategic planning of telecom services for the University Librarian at Stanford University, and before that, he was a Director at Sun Microsystems where he also served as acting Executive Director of the Global Education & Learning Community (GELC, now known as Curriki) where he managed the creation of GELC as an independent nonprofit corporation. Nelson is Secretary and Treasurer of the Curriki Board of Directors and a past member of the NEA Foundation Board of Directors, SIF Executive Board, and SPA Education Board. He earned a Masters in business administration from Cornell University and a Bachelors degree from Vassar College. Read more.
William J. Raduchel has over 50 years of experience with systems, software, and networks and has had a long career mixing technology, education and media. He has long experience and expertise in corporate governance. Raduchel joined AOL in September 1999 from Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he was chief strategy officer and a member of its executive committee. In his eleven years at Sun, he also served as chief information officer, chief financial officer, acting vice president of human resources and vice president of corporate planning and development and oversaw relationships with the major Japanese partners. There he was recognized separately as CIO of the year and as best CFO in the computer industry. In addition, he has held senior executive roles at Xerox Corporation and McGraw-Hill, Inc. Read more.