About eLumen – Leadership, Staff, Team

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Joel Hernandez

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Cupitt

President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations

Steve Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Coombs

Chief Operating Officer

Pete Anderson

Chief Technology Officer

Melissa Kibrick

Director of Customer Success Manager

Jason Sparks

Director of Product Management

Bill Asch

Director of Software Development

Jorge Salinas

Director of Solutions Engineering

Kahiwa Sebire

Director of Customer Success & Solutions Engineering

Josh Collins

Business Development Representative

Mitch Shively

Vice President of Business Development

Peter Van Tienen

Vice President of Business Development, Canada

Robyn Tornay

Director of Professional Services

Megan Blevins

Senior Customer Success Manager

Rachel Dwiggins-Beeler

Customer Success Manager

Heather Hurley

Customer Success Manager

Yvonne Reid

Customer Success Manager

Renah Wolzinger

Customer Success Manager

Bryan Bliss

Technical Writer

Allison Dallum

Director of Marketing

Shaina Antila

UX Designer

Shawon Biswas

Test Automation Engineer

Dan Conley

Principal Architect

Majaha Diamini

Senior Software Engineer

Chris Houston

Senior Technical Product Owner

Will Jaspers

Senior Front-End Software Engineer

Taylor Kent

Manager of Platform Operations

Josh McCann

Senior Software Engineer

Thomas Selland

Tech Lead

Kristofer Skrade

Manager of UX

Ryan Spryshak

Test Automation Supreme

Joel Hernandez

Chief Executive Officer

Profile

Chief Technology Officer at eLumen; Director of User Experience, UnitedHealth Group; Vice President of Product Development, Ceridian; Interactive Director, Riley Hayes Advertising. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Bob Cupitt

President of Sales, Marketing, and Operations

Profile

Bob was Chief Executive Officer for companies including HalleyAssist Pty Ltd, Asdeqlabs Pty Ltd, and Learning Edge International. Before that he was Director of BusinessBC Pty Ltd and APAC Regional Manager, Blackboard. Bob holds a B.Ed. from Queensland University of Technology.

Steve Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Profile

CFO or Controller of numerous software companies, public and private; Management consulting for small and midsize organizations. B.A. Philosophy, Macalester College; M.B.A. Management and Finance, University of St. Thomas.

Matt Coombs

Chief Operating Officer

Profile

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Information and Technology Resources, Hartnell College; Senior Director and Strategic Architect, San Joaquin Delta College; Solutions Architect, SunGard Higher Education. B.A. English and Philosophy, University of Utah; M.A. Instructional Technology, User Experience Design, Utah State University

Pete Anderson

Chief Technology Officer

Profile

Director of Software Development and Architecture, Sports Engine, a division of NBC Sports; Solutions Architect, Best Buy; Senior Consultant Architect, Daugherty Business Solutions; Director of Software Development, XRS Corporation; Chief Architect, Xata Corporation. B.A. Studio Art, St. Olaf College

Melissa Kibrick

Director of Customer Success Manager

Profile

Education Technology Consultant, Metiri Group. B.A. Human Development and B.S. Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D. Education, University of California, Irvine

Jason Sparks

Director of Product Management

Profile

Director of Product Delivery, Learning Objects; Author, EMC Paradigm Publishing; Founder and Consultant, Matrikulate; Senior Product Manager: Assessment Platforms, Instructure; Director of Academic Strategy, ExamSoft; Product Manager, Blackboard. B.A. English, Texas State University; M.Ed. Management of Technical Education, Texas State University.

Bill Asch

Director of Software Development

Profile

Enterprise Agile Coach, UnitedHealth Group; Lead Scrum Master, Target; Senior Agile Scrum Master, Be The Match; Scrum Master and Manager, Ceridian; Boston Scientific; Intel Corp. M.B.A. Finance and Operations, University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business; B.A. History, Earlham College

Jorge Salinas

Director of Solutions Engineering

Profile

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, Director of Technology Strategies; Director of Digital Storage Technology and Management; Director of Educational Technology. He also worked as a Solutions Engineer for Blackboard LATAM and Blackboard NAHE. Jorge holds a B.S. Information Systems Engineering and an M.A. Information Technology Administration, both from ITESM

Kahiwa Sebire

Director of Customer Success & Solutions Engineering

Profile

Manager of Learning Design, University of Adelaide; Senior Instructional Designer, Flinders New Venture Institute; Learning Designer (AdelaideX), University of Adelaide; Solutions Engineer, Blackboard; Client Relationship Manager, NetSpot. Kahiwa holds a B.A. in Spanish from Victoria University of Wellington; B.C.A. Marketing and Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington; Cert IV Training and Assessment; MEval (in progress), University of Melbourne.

Josh Collins

Business Development Representative

Profile

Business Development Representative, eLumen; Director Client Success, Area9 Lyceum; Executive Director Executive Partnerships, Pearson; Business Development Manager, Pearson; Solutions Architect, Pearson; Digital Solutions Manager, Cengage Learning; Field Sales Representative, Cengage Learning
Georgia State University, 2005, B.A. Marketing and Finance.

Mitch Shively

Vice President of Business Development

Profile

Executive Account Manager, ANGEL Learning; Senior Director of Business Development, Blackboard; Regional Sales Manager, K-12, Cornerstone on Demand; Channel Sales Manager, Bostech Corporation. B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University; M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University.

Peter Van Tienen

Vice President of Business Development, Canada

Profile

VP Business Development, Canada, Area9 Lyceum – Adaptive Learning, Edwise.ca – President & CEO – EdTech Consulting, VP Repository Solutions & Strategy, Pearson Inc, The Learning Edge International, General Manager, North America, Director of Solution Engineering, Blackboard Inc, Manager of Academic Technology, Seneca College

Robyn Tornay

Director of Professional Services

Profile

Project Manager, Education Planning Initiative, California Community Colleges Technology Center; Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Woodland Community College; Assistant Registrar, Napa Valley College; Graduate Program Coordinator- Physics Department, University of California Davis. B.A. English, California State University, Sacramento; M.A. Education – Educational Leadership, California State University, Sacramento

Megan Blevins

Senior Customer Success Manager

Profile

Instructional Technologist, Hartnell Community College; Instructional Systems Specialist, US Department of Defense; Assessment Specialist/Test Specification Editor, Contractor for McGraw Hill; Faculty, K-12. B.S. Education, University of Wisconsin – Madison; M.S. Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University – Bloomington.

Rachel Dwiggins-Beeler

Customer Success Manager

Profile

California Community College Faculty member in Communication; member of college-level task force focusing on planning and implementing key strategic initiatives related to curriculum and technological platforms; Director of Forensics Team; Zetetic Inc. Research Analyst; Community trainer. M.A. Communication with emphasis in Educational Technology.

Heather Hurley

Customer Success Manager

Profile

Specialty is in four year university implementations and Data migration; Business analyst. B.A English, M.S. Information Technology (Candidate)

Yvonne Reid

Customer Success Manager

Profile

Faculty and Director of ATLAS Program, College of Alameda; Deputy Sector Navigator-Global Trade and Logistics and Director of Center for International Trade Development, Skyline College. B.A. Psychology and Biology, Occidental College; MS, Psychology, University of Phoenix.

Renah Wolzinger

Customer Success Manager

Profile

Statewide Data Director for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Academic Dean, Community College Faculty member in Digital Media, Biomedical Engineer,  Research Associate at WestEd  and Professional Musician.  Dissertation research area: Equity in Transfer for Career and Technical Education Students in the California Community College System.

Bryan Bliss

Technical Writer

Profile

Twenty years of professional writing experience, including time as a journalist, copywriter, and critically acclaimed novelist. Advanced degrees from Vanderbilt University and Seattle Pacific University.

Allison Dallum

Director of Marketing

Profile

Marketing Manager at RevTrak Inc, Marketing Associate for KrengelTech, Marketing Specialist at Epicor Software. Bachelors in English Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

Shaina Antila

UX Designer

Profile

Focuses on the implementation of a design system standard and the best experience for our users. Also experienced in front end development. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree graphic design, University of Minnesota.

Shawon Biswas

Test Automation Engineer

Profile

Quality Assurance Analyst and Automation Tester, Mediture. B.B.A. Accounting and Finance, East West University.

Dan Conley

Principal Architect

Profile

Over 25 years of experience spanning rapid growth start-ups to large enterprises. Industry experience spans ecommerce, employee engagement and now education technology. Experienced building and supporting global, high-volume applications, including both on-premise as well as cloud-based deployment models. Team-oriented leader, committed to open and honest  communication and building a culture of continuous learning.

Majaha Diamini

Senior Software Engineer

Profile

Work with agile development teams and other stakeholders to deliver educational technology solutions and products. 

B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science

Master of Software Systems

Chris Houston

Senior Technical Product Owner

Profile

Senior Information Technology Business Analyst, Capella University; IT Business Analyst, T-Chek Systems. M.A. Information System and Technology Management, Capella University in progress; B.A. Music Composition, St. John’s University.

Will Jaspers

Senior Front-End Software Engineer

Profile

Web Developer and Infrastructure Engineer for a large retailer; Software Developer for an Agency Partner; Web Developer and Content specialist for a capital equipment manufacturer. B.S. Information Technology.

Taylor Kent

Manager of Platform Operations

Profile

Mobile Build Engineer, BuzzFeed; CI Engineer, MakeMusic; Application Build and Deploy Team Leader, Medtronic; Build Master, Shavlik Technologies. English, UNLV.

Josh McCann

Senior Software Engineer

Profile

Full-Stack Developer for a large retailer; Full-Stack Developer for a major health insurance provider; Java Developer for a government contracting agency; Full-Stack Developer for a medical technology company.  B.S. in Computer Science

Thomas Selland

Tech Lead

Profile

Diverse experience developing software systems including, most recently, a microservice architecture utilizing AWS serverless technologies. Deep understanding and appreciation for agile principles and development processes and has functioned as a development engineer, data modeler, technical writer, project leader and scrum master.

Kristofer Skrade

Manager of UX

Profile

Director of Product Design, 1517 Media; Director of Curriculum Design, sparkhouse; Director of New Brand Development, Augsburg Fortress Publishers; Director of Curriculum, Faith Inkubators. B.A. English Language and Literature; M.Div. Theology and Theological Studies, Luther Seminary; M.A. Design Management, Savannah College of Art and Design.

Ryan Spryshak

Test Automation Supreme

Profile

Consultant-QAT, Magenic Technologies.B.S. Computer Science, Metropolitan State University.