Team – PresenceLearning

Clay Whitehead

Clay is the Co-Founder, CEO, and chief patient advocate at PresenceLearning. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Clay leads the company’s partnership efforts, driving its commitment to ensuring the best care possible for all patients. Clay was inspired to found PresenceLearning in part by his struggle to overcome learning disabilities as a young child. His background spans consulting, successful startups, and venture capital. Clay holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Andrew Byrnes

Andrew has two decades experience helping innovative organizations move from ideation to impact through legal expertise, government relations and public policy acumen, operational excellence, and partnership development. He spent the first 16 years of his career as a Silicon Valley-based attorney at several global law firms, focusing on intellectual property litigation and strategy, as well as other commercial matters and political law. In 2013, President Obama appointed him Chief of Staff at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, America’s innovation agency, overseeing a staff of over 12,000, a $3 plus billion annual budget, agency operations, and public policy efforts and engagement with the innovation community around the world. After leaving the Administration and prior to joining PresenceLearning, he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Shuddle, a pioneering ridesharing-for-kids service. Andrew graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Tim Catlin

Tim has held executive roles at nine startups, seeing two through an IPO, and has also served for companies including Apple, Intuit, and Tree.com. Like all of our team, a desire to do good in the world led Tim to the healthcare and education space and PresenceLearning. Prior to PresenceLearning, Tim was the VP of Engineering at Change.org, the world’s platform for change, and the GM of Developer Experience at Zynga. Outside of the office, Tim is a talented musician, and is active in his community and on non-profit boards. Tim hold a Bachelors in Computer Science from Brown University.

Layla Ward

Layla is a finance executive with a strong background in management and leadership. Prior to joining PresenceLearning, she served the Vice President of Corporate Finance and the Head of Financial Compliance at GlobalLogic. She previously worked in financial planning and analysis at Logitech and Flextronics. She holds an MD in Pediatrics from Kazakh Medical University, a BS in Finance from Eurasion Institute of Marketing, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of San Francisco.

Steve Blake

With a strong commitment to developing and providing high quality clinical services—established via more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry—Steve’s extensive leadership experience guides the PresenceLearning Clinical team. A Social Worker by trade, Steve spent more than 17 years at Health Net where he served as Vice President of Clinical Operations and oversaw the effective and efficient operational management of multi-function service centers with an emphasis on execution, outcomes, continual improvement, and performance enhancement. Prior to joining PresenceLearning, Steve held a senior role at Lyra Health, where he served as Chief Clinical Operations Officer and guided the development and implementation of pilot clinical components with employers, medical groups, and health plans. Throughout his career, Steve has managed thousands of clinicians while simultaneously navigating complex local, state, and federal regulations. Steve holds a Master of Health Service Administration from USC, a Master of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Professional In Healthcare Quality, and is a member of both the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the National Association of Social Workers.

John Standal

Following a career as an SLP, John entered the world of special education sales, holding leadership positions at N2Y, Tobii, and Assistive Technology, Inc. He eared both a BS and MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University.

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.

Ingrid Gimenez

Ingrid brings seven years of sales leadership in school-based therapy solutions to PresenceLearning. Prior to joining PresenceLearning, she was the Regional Director for My Therapy Company, and previously served as the Director of Client and Therapy Services for Cumberland Therapy Services. Ingrid holds a B.B.A. In Business Management from Western Michigan University.

Larry Bennett

Larry brings 25 years of K-12 ed tech sales to PresenceLearning, including 21 in his prior position as a sales executive at Follett Software. Larry holds a BSBA from East Carolina University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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.
© 2018. All Rights Reserved. | PresenceLearning makes live, online special education related services available to K-12 students around the country — and world. As the leader in the delivery of clinical services via the web, PresenceLearning has provided over one million sessions of speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, assessments, and early childhood services.