About Us
United in empowering the talent of today for the opportunities of tomorrow.
Our Team
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Nick Davis
Inventor and Product Leader
Kelly Bean, Learning Leader
Kelly Bean
Learning Leader
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Binti Villinger
Learner Advocacy Lead
Sam Biederman
Sam Biederman
Marketing Lead
Emily Booker, Learning Manager
Emily Booker Howard
Learning Program Lead
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Ed Flynn
Partner and Business Development Lead
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Jason Gleim
Director of Platform Engineering
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Adam Hensley
Lead UX Designer
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Alexandra Cardi
Project Coordinator
Nick Davis
Inventor & Product Leader
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Kelly Bean
Learning Leader
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Binti Villinger
Learner Advocacy Lead
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Sam Biederman
Marketing Lead
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Emily Booker Howard
Learning Program Lead
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Ed Flynn
Partner & Business Development Lead
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Jason Gleim
Director of Platform Engineering
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Adam Hensley
Lead UX Designer
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Alexandra Cardi
Project Coordinator
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Advisory Board
Jordan Davis, SMRT Columbus
Jordan Davis
Executive Director

Smart Columbus

Jessica Kyle
Jessica Kyle
Development Program Manager

Kroger

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Desiree Polk-Bland, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs

Columbus State Community College

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Michael Wilkos
Senior Impact Director

United Way of Central Ohio

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Matt Habash
President & CEO

Mid-Ohio Food Collective

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Patrick Bennett
Vice President for Academic Quality and Planning

Franklin University

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Terry Warnock
Executive Director of Campus Operations

Tech Elevator

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Stephanie Hightower
President and CEO

The Columbus Urban League

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Lisa Patt-McDaniel
CEO

Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio

Jordan Davis
Executive Director - Smart Columbus
Jessica Kyle
Program Development Manager - Kroger
Desiree Polk-Bland, Ph.D
Vice President of Student Affairs - Columbus State Community College
Michael Wilkos
Senior Impact Director - United Way of Central Ohio
Matt Habash
President & CEO - Mid-Ohio Food Collective
Patrick Bennett
Vice President for Academic Quality and Planning - Franklin University
Terry Warnock
Executive Director of Campus Operations - Tech Elevator
Stephanie Hightower
President and CEO - The Columbus Urban League
Lisa Patt-McDaniel
CEO - Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
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Our Decision Principles
Our Decision Principles

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We believe in equitable access to each individual’s best pathway.

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We support, protect, & advocate for our learners’ holistically.

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We strive for a seamless and empathetic personalized experience.

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We lead into and shape the future.

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We strive to be curious, confident, and trustworthy.