Dr. Nicole Wilson, Founder & President, is a seasoned EdTech executive and learning scientist. She has led the development of several highly successful e-learning and assessment products for industry leaders including Pearson, Open English, and Rosetta Stone.
Dr. Wilson holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was on the faculty there for nine years.
Joe Egan, Product Strategist, has held a variety of EdTech executive roles including senior business strategist at Microsoft Global Education, CEO for the social story telling platform Jumyo, CIO for State of Washington Public Education Department, and Head of Analytics and Assessment systems at Promethean. He's passionate about using technology to drive dramatic improvements to education at a global level.
Joel Hobbs, Instructional Design Guru, has been a pioneer in educational technology for over 25 years. He has led award-winning teams creating advanced instructional technology solutions for organizations such as Dell, Disney Interactive, Harcourt, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, The Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship, Pepsico, Whole Foods Market, and The Bauer College of Business.
Jane Underwood, Corporate Learning Specialist, has 15 years experience creating and implementing global learning programs for multi-national corporations. During her many years as an HR and L&D leader at Shell, she launched and managed large scale training programs across 90,000 employees in 70 countries.
Jane provides subject matter expertise in the design, implementation and operationalization of learning solutions that align people capability development with business objectives.
Chrissie Denniston, Kids’ Interactive Content Designer, brings over 15 years experience creating educational digital media for kids. She’s led and contributed to award-winning apps and games for such organizations as LeapFrog, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Pearson and Rosetta Stone.
Chrissie provides expertise in kid’s product design, content strategy and authoring, child-centered UX, and play testing. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Technology in Education.
Hannah Lesk, Product Manager & Learning Designer, has been researching and designing best-in-class educational technologies since 2009. Her work ranges from creating and positioning new products for small startups to managing large projects for the Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. She holds a master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education and was an Education Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Mike Kalousis, Business Planning & Finance, has over 25 years combined Finance and Sales Operations experience at AT&T, Cisco, Avaya, and Rosetta Stone. He specializes in FP&A, product management business planning, business valuation, business case development, revenue recognition, and forecasting.
KnowProgress has a large roster of expert consultants-- industry veterans who are hand selected for specific projects based on relevant experience and fit-- including: product developers & strategists, project managers, learning scientists, instructional designers, educators, UI/UX specialists, assessment ninjas, and subject matter experts. We can quickly build an ad hoc team tailored for your specific needs that will execute effectively and deliver work of the highest caliber.