Team - PresenceLearning

Kate Eberle Walker

Kate Eberle Walker has more than 20 years of experience leading, advising, acquiring and investing in education companies. Prior to leading PresenceLearning, Kate was CEO of The Princeton Review and its subsidiary, a leading provider of tutoring, test prep and admissions services. Previously, she managed strategy and investments for Kaplan, Inc., a large and diversified global education company. She actively mentors early stage EdTech companies and supports non-profit education initiatives. Kate began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is based in New York, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Anthony Pane

Anthony has a record of accomplishments in publicly traded and privately held companies across diverse industries, as well as Big 4 Accounting Firms. Anthony was the CFO at the Princeton Review and VP of Finance at Kaplan, both leading educational service providers. Anthony has also taken two companies through the IPO process. The first was as the Chief Financial Officer of Sybari Software, which was acquired by Microsoft just prior to going public, and the second was as the Head of Finance for FX Alliance, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters 6 months after going public. Anthony began his career in public accounting working for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst &Young. Anthony holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University at Albany.

Cecilia Retelle Zywicki

Cecilia brings extensive experience as an innovative entrepreneur and seasoned education policy expert. She co-founded software start-up Ranku, and served as its COO. Funded by Mark Cuban and Microsoft, Ranku enabled non-profit universities to compete with larger for-profit online degree companies. Ranku was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in 2016. Previously, Cecilia served as the Senior Director of Education Policy at the US Chamber of Commerce and as Education, Labor, and Health lobbyist at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. She holds a B.S. and M.Ed. in Education from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, a J.D. from the University of Denver–Sturm College of Law, and received a K-6 Teaching License including Special Education in Minnesota. Business Insider named Cecilia one of “Silicon Alley Top 100 Coolest People In New York Tech” and one of "28 Extraordinary Women In New York Tech."

Russ Greenspan

Russ brings 20 years of experience as an engineering leader and software architect for EdTech companies. He was the CTO at The Princeton Review, where he led product and engineering, created a culture of iterative software development, and built a digital learning platform powering all aspects of the business. Before that Russ led engineering at, from the company’s inception, through multiple rounds of funding, and later to acquisition by IAC. During his tenure, delivered over 15 million live, on-demand homework help sessions, processed over one million tutor applicants, and deployed to thousands of public libraries, K12 schools, and higher ed clients. Russ holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Jack Phillips

Jack has spent his career in client-facing roles for technology-enabled companies, running sales and customer success organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jack focuses his energy on delighting our clients and supporting the teams that drive customer retention and growth. Prior to joining PresenceLearning, Jack headed up the enterprise solutions team for Upwork (formerly oDesk), helping small and large enterprises build and leverage teams of freelancers to support their businesses. Jack also served as Vice President of Sales and Client Services at Accolo, leading the organization through a period of hyper-growth and landing them at #42 of the Inc. 500's fastest growing company list.

Cole Dudley

Cole has spent half his life working in product management, having started his first business, an ecommerce company, while still in high school. (It was acquired in 2003.) Prior to PresenceLearning, he spent four years as a product manager and Senior Director/General Manager at Gaia Interactive where he worked on web, social and mobile applications and managed the product, marketing, engineering, QA, customer service and creative teams. He also brings a personal understanding of the needs of students and clinicians, having received articulation therapy as a child. Cole holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Shanelle Reese

Shanelle carries a wide spectrum of experience building and transforming HR practices in start-ups, non-profits and corporations. Prior to PresenceLearning, she led HR Operations at Amerit Fleet Solutions before transitioning to an HR Project Manager role at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland. Shanelle is passionate about advocating for children with special needs having advocated for her son who currently has an active IEP. Shanelle holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.S. in Human Resource Management.

Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan has spent her career driving value and revenue for education brands across a broad range of sectors including media, consumer products, and technology-based services. Prior to joining PresenceLearning, Laura headed up marketing and communications for The Princeton Review, a leading provider of tutoring, test prep and admissions services. As VP of Marketing for Discovery Communications, she grew the Discovery Kids business into a fully distributed network and launched its educational preschool brand. She led GIANTmicrobes, a science-education company, into new product categories and markets, and throughout her career has led marketing and creative teams in the production of award-winning content and campaigns. Laura holds a B.A. in Art History from Brown University.
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