DreamBox Learning®, the company on a mission to radically change the way the world learns, today announced the appointment of five new executives across key functions of the business. Lakshmi Nidamarthi joins the company as Chief Product Officer, Ronit Peled as Chief People Officer, Dr. Jason Sinquefield as Senior Vice President of Sales and Partnerships, Michael Savitz as Senior Vice President of Operations, and Tracy Kleine as Vice President of Marketing. These leaders join a high performing executive team at DreamBox during a year of unprecedented growth – a year which validated the long-term DreamBox vision and strategy and further established the company as best-of-breed in the industry.
As school district demand for proven, personalized learning technology experiences its largest boom in history, these executives join the DreamBox team in time for a school year in which educators are ready to leverage the skills, knowledge, and connectivity gained during the pandemic. They are charged with delivering on the company’s winning strategy of providing customers with rich and engaging personalized content, embedded formative assessment, robust data and analytics capabilities, and value-added services to accelerate student learning.
“All of these proven leaders bring something unique to the DreamBox team, and to the market we passionately serve. They are deeply committed to unlocking the learning potential of all students – regardless of race, gender, or zip code, and redefining personalized learning in classrooms everywhere,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “As DreamBox enters a significant new phase of growth, we believe that leveraging diversity across our executive team and the entire company will continue to empower us to build empathetic and impactful solutions for our customers.”
Lakshmi Nidamarthi joins DreamBox as the Chief Product Officer to lead the product vision, user experience, and product marketing teams. Nidamarthi joins DreamBox from Amazon, where she was instrumental in developing and launching inspiring new products, including the Amazon Kindle, and scaling them globally. She holds several patents for her inventions at work. Nidamarthi brings deep SaaS experience that will enable DreamBox to drive efficiencies and scale operations and innovation across the organization.
Ronit Peled joins DreamBox as Chief People Officer to scale the team while fostering DreamBox’s mission-driven and diverse culture. Peled drives organizational design and development, cultural transformation, senior leadership and executive development, merger and acquisition best practices, and scaling of the People team and operation. Prior to DreamBox, Peled served as the Global Head of People and Culture at OpenMarket. Peled was a key contributor to the organization’s high growth, connecting highly diverse global teams together around common goals.
Dr. Jason Sinquefield joins DreamBox as Senior Vice President of Sales and Partnerships, where he will lead the global sales organization encompassing inside, field, and strategic sales teams. As part of the executive team, he will shape strategy and innovation to accelerate revenue growth and learning impact for students everywhere. Sinquefield is a former educator and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership. He joins DreamBox after serving as Head of Sales for LEGO Education.
Michael Savitz serves as DreamBox’s Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for managing the conversion of long-range strategy into annual operating plans. He oversees various revenue growth and operational scaling priorities, including venture integration. Savitz previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Education Services at Blackbaud Inc, where he was responsible for consistent delivery of double-digit revenue growth and expanding margins for the $50 million training business. Prior to leading Education Services, Savitz was Chief Operating Officer for Blackbaud’s International Markets Group.
Tracy Kleine joins DreamBox as Vice President of Marketing to drive the strategic vision and strategy for the company’s brand and communications initiatives. Kleine, who began her career as a teacher and later earned her master’s degree in education, has held marketing leadership positions at high-growth SaaS organizations including Brightbytes and Teaching Channel, and has worked extensively in edtech marketing at companies including Math Solutions, LeapFrog SchoolHouse, and Pearson.
DreamBox Learning Math is currently used by nearly 5 million students and 200,000 educators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.
To learn more about DreamBox, visit https://www.dreambox.com/.
About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers content-specific professional development and provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards and is used by 200,000 teachers and nearly 5 million students in all 50 states and throughout Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.dreambox.com/.