Management Team

Michael London
Chief Executive Officer & President

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Mr. London is a recognized thought-leader in the education sector with more than 20 years of professional accomplishments and innovations. He founded Examity in April of 2013 and now serves as its president and CEO.  Most recently, he was the founding CEO of Bloomberg Institute, an education venture backed by Bloomberg Ventures. During that time, he created and grew the BAT to more than 800 universities in 75 countries, making it one of the largest standardized tests worldwide. Prior to the Bloomberg Institute, Mr. London was Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Kaplan. He was also co-founder and CEO of College Coach and Tuition Advisory Services, both acquired by Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE “BFAM”) in 2006. Mr. London received a B.S. degree with honors from Babson College and an M.B.A. degree in Management from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

Shailu Tipparaju
Chief Technology Officer

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Shailu Tipparaju, ensures the technology strategy and operations properly serve the core business objective to build a best-in-class test integrity solution with an intuitive user experience. With a proven expertise in building ed-tech solutions, Shailu provides leadership for the company within technology, solution development and all strategic areas. Prior to Examity®, Shailu was the co-founder and CTO of EdAssist, an ed-tech solution that facilitates education and training processes.  The company was acquired by Bright Horizons Family Solutions in 2011.  Earlier in his career, he was the director of enterprise education solutions at Xerox where he had the unique distinction of being recognized as the top performing employee worldwide.

Tobey Choate
Chief Administrative Officer

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As Chief Administrative Officer, Tobey Choate assists with the scaling of Examity to help handle their explosive revenue growth. He is experienced in cost-efficiently building out the people, process, and technology capabilities to support SaaS-based service companies to include Customer Portfolios, a digital marketing SaaS company, recently named a 2015 Pacesetter by the Boston Business Journal in their annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. Prior, Mr. Choate was Vice President of Corporate Technologies responsible launching and building a business intelligence services business.  For a significant portion of his career, Tobey was Vice President and Managing Director at Arthur D. Little, an international management consulting firm.  He was manager of a $40 million consulting business that provided strategic and operational counsel to growth industries.

Randy Grosberg
Vice President,
Sales

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Randy Grosberg joined Examity® as its vice president sales. He oversees all new client acquisition activities across multiple channels worldwide.  Randy is an accomplished senior leader with an exceptional track record in business development, customer service and operations.  For more than 10 years, he has focused exclusively on ed-tech working closely with Universities and Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to Examity®, Mr. Grosberg was a top performer at Brainshark, College Coach and Tuition Advisory Services. He also co-founded CSN, an innovative student loan company.  Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President at Fleet Bank where he was responsible for the telephone sales and small business divisions.

Senior Staff

 

Kurt Grabner
Vice President, Center Operations

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As Vice President, Center Operations, Mr. Grabner is responsible for delivering industry leading service and support to all clients. Kurt has more than 15 years of operational leadership experience and has achieved great success building customer driven support organizations.  He invests in people, processes, and technology to cultivate high functioning teams focused on client success.  Prior to joining Examity®, Kurt was Director of Operations for a white label technology company servicing IT, Cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) for fortune 500 clients.  During his tenure, he expanded the corporate support model to increase the adoption of new technology and enabled corporate migrations to cloud services.  Kurt also invested in employee education, co-op programs, and technology certification. Because of this transformation, the company was awarded Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity Partner status.

Jillian Wiseman
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

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Jillian brings more than 15 years of technology sales experience to the Examity team and serves as the Vice President, Strategic Accounts. She is responsible for engaging potential clients and sharing Examity’s message and benefits. Her background of selling servers and storage to businesses and Universities and most recently recruiting sales within the software sector makes her an exceptional fit for institutions looking to enhance their technology positions. A top performer in prior roles, she has always focused on building and maintaining relationships with an uncompromising dedication to customer service. Jillian is a graduate of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

Abhi Chapalamadugu
Head of India Operations

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As Senior Manager, India Operations at Examity®, Abhi works closely with the senior team to ensure Examity® operations align with the best interests of all clients. Abi is responsible to ensure high levels of transparency and integrity across the company’s global offices. Prior to joining Examity®, Abhi worked globally for technology giants Microsoft and Infosys across a range of industries. He is passionate about bringing business and technology together to make a difference in everyday life. Abhi is a graduate of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Arman Oganesian
Director of Engineering

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Arman Oganesian has more than 20 years of combined experience in technology leadership, software architecture, and development. Prior to joining Examity, Arman led the Software Architecture and Development at Atentiv where he created future generations of digital therapeutics systems. Prior to this, Aramn led the online marketplace portal and machine translation development teams at Lionbridge in Waltham, MA. Arman’s expertise ranges from online web portals and enterprise applications to mobile back-end management systems and multi-platform mobile solutions. At Examity, Arman leads the Product Development and Quality Assurance teams.

Arman holds bachelor degree in Geophysics from Yerevan University, Armenia and a certificate in systems architecture and design from CLC.

Jesus Diaz
Director, Business Development

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Over the past 15 years, Jesus has led university partnership teams at Bloomberg, Dow Jones and most recently Dropbox. He worked closely with Examity CEO Michael London at Bloomberg Ventures. At Bloomberg Ventures, Jesus led the global team responsible for university relationships and helped to deliver the BAT to more than 800 universities in 75 countries, making it one of the largest standardized tests worldwide. Jesus serves on the Board of Creo College Prep, a charter school in the Bronx, NY and is passionate about the importance of blending education and entrepreneurship, no matter what your field of study.

Jesus received a B.A. degree from New York University and an M.B.A. degree in Management from Columbia Business School.

Forrest Johnson
Director, Business Development

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As Director of Business Development, Forrest brings almost 10 years of experience in both higher education and sales to the Examity team. Forrest is responsible for helping build relationships and generate partnerships with prospective clients. Prior to joining Examity, Forrest cultivated his skills in recruitment and sales roles at the University of Idaho, High Point University, and CollegeWeekLive.

Forrest is a 2005 graduate of the Albertson’s College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho with a double major in Marketing and Management.

Jessica Benjamin
Director, Business Development

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Jessica L. Benjamin joined Examity® as a Director, Business Development. In her twenty years of sales and sales management experience she sold advertising and managed society relationships for peer-reviewed journals for Wiley, assisted universities in hiring top talent in STEM at New Scientist Jobs, and more recently, was a Team Lead for Monster Worldwide. Benjamin finds that her law degree gives her a unique understanding of test integrity, accreditation and accessibility and enjoys helping institutions meet their goals in these areas. Benjamin earned a B.A. in English from Reed College and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Derek Kealey
Director, Business Development

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Derek Kealey has spent over 20 years in revenue-generating roles spanning New Business Development, Partnership Management, Marketing, and Sales Operations. His professional experience has primarily focused on high-level consultative sales across multiple verticals with the top 100 global industry leaders –with an unwavering emphasis on delivering innovative solutions that exceed client expectations. In his free time, Derek, along with his wife and daughter, share their mutual interests in travel, nature, skiing, and tennis.

Ryan Leer
Senior Director, Business Development

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As Senior Director, Business Development, Mr. Leer leverages his 15+ years of working in the educational sales space to develop and enhance Examity® client relationships.  Based in Austin, TX, Ryan covers the majority of clients in the southern US, including Texas, Florida, and Georgia. Ryan previously worked as the Global Head of Sales at the educational arm of Bloomberg, LP,  where he worked with universities and financial institutions to provide entry level financial candidates better access to career opportunities. He has a passion for education and enjoys building new relationships that become mutually beneficial and foster success. 

Steve Winicki
Director, Business Development

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Steve Winicki, Director, Business Development, brings over 10 years of selling experience in the assessment industry to Examity. Steve’s is responsible for cultivating relationships with potential clients in the corporate and certification space. His background in selling assessment solutions to global customers is an ideal fit. Previously, Steve spent over 8 years in sales and marketing roles at Prometric Inc. Prior to that, he spent 4 years selling financial services solutions to individuals and business at Waddell & Reed. Steve’s success can be attributed to his customer-centric approach to solving customers’ business problems while meeting the needs of multiple sets of stakeholders.

Sarah Pauling
Marketing Director

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Sarah Pauling, Director of Marketing, brings more than 15 years of experience to Examity. Sarah oversees Examity’s marketing presence. Her focus is managing the brand across media channels, as well as collaborating with the account management and business development teams in client and prospect communications. Holding an extensive background in marketing, Sarah’s career began on the marketing agency side, supporting clients such as Bank of America and Dell. More recently, Ms. Pauling has worked in the education space, managing marketing programs for Northeastern University and PlatformQ Education. Sarah holds a graduate certificate in management from Northeastern University, as well as an undergraduate degree in history and art history from Emory University.

Nina O’Brien
Account Director

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Nina O’Brien is a business professional with years of experience in account management and brand building. Ms. O’Brien joined Examity in 2013.  She has proven herself a leader in building and sustaining relationships. She also plays a large role in on-boarding new clients and ensures all parties involved receive the proper training and support necessary for a successful launch. Since graduating from Simmons College, Ms. O’Brien has worked in a range of industries including television, education, healthcare and technology.

Matt Keough
Account Director

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As an Account Director at Examity®, Matthew Keough is a former journalist who reported on Boston’s vast and diverse institutional culture for the better part of a decade. Mr. Keough delivered education-based headlines to both local and national audiences during his time as a reporter for Herald Media, a writer at Fox 25 and as an associate producer at Fox News Channel in New York City. At Examity, Matt is able to utilize his unique background and insight to ensure clients receive a comprehensive service that addresses the myriad of nuances in the vast and ever-growing world of online education and instruction. Keough is a graduate of Emerson College, class of 2004.

Vanessa McCarthy
Key Account Manager

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Vanessa McCarthy has nearly 10 years of experience as a client facing resource for enterprise level customers. Her strengths include developing trusted relationships, delivering consultative account management and driving business strategy. Her background has been predominantly in Information & Education Technology as well as Computer and Network Security.  Recognized as a top performer at Veracode, she assisted customers to elevate the security of their cloud-based solutions. Prior, she managed relationships at CIO Executive Council.  She is a strong collaborator who is always focused on delivering business results. Vanessa is a graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Cheryl Esselen
Key Account Manager

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As a Key Account Manager, Cheryl, has more than 5 years of experience working directly with some of the country’s leading colleges and universities. Formally a Relationship Manager and Marketing Coordinator for a large tuition payment plan provider, Cheryl is familiar with the needs of the higher education client base. In her dual roles, Cheryl managed the day-to-day needs of the client, along with promoting the growth of the product line. With this knowledge, Ms. Esselen is able to foresee the needs of the Examity® client base in order to successfully provide the best experience possible.

Graham Jones
Account Manager

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Graham is an account manager with expertise amassed from over 5 years in the tech industry. He focuses on strengthening and expanding client relationships, while striving to exceed their expectations. When he is not working to maintain and improve his clients’ success, Graham enjoys outdoor activities, basketball, and playing with his dogs. A graduate from Sewanee: The University of the South, Graham brings a welcome southern perspective to Examity.

Evan Winter
Senior Account Manager

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Evan is a graduate of Tufts University with a degree in Anthropology. Prior to joining Examity®, Evan worked for Medford High School where he helped develop a new learning program designed to give students exposure to more personal and community based issues. His involvement enabled Medford High School to develop the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. The Center has since grown twofold and now houses several educational programs. At Examity®, Evan will spend time as a Senior Account Manager. In that role he will focus on customer service and quality control.

Jayme Silverman
Senior Account Manager

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Jayme brings extensive account management experience to her role at Examity. Prior to examity, Ms. Silverman held relationship management roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Yahoo, and Lycos. Jayme is passionate about establishing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with Examity partners, all while  providing them with the best possible client service experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy playing sports with their two children. In addition, Jayme serves on the fundraising committee for the Jimmy Fund and as a volunteer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Brooke Poulin
Senior Account Manager

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Brooke is from Nashua, New Hampshire and is a recent graduate of The University of New Hampshire where she studied Marketing. Her previous marketing experience includes marketing for local events and social media campaigns. As a Senior Account Manager at Examity®, Brooke helps with day-to-day needs of clients, including customer service. Brooke hopes to create a positive and successful experience for all clients using Examity®.

Allison Berger
Senior Marketing & Operations Manager

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Allison Berger is the Senior Marketing and Operations Manager for Examity. Allison comes to Examity with over 18 years of marketing experience.  Prior to joining, Ms. Berger was the Marketing Production Manager at Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Ms. Berger worked with the corporate marketing team to ensure all projects coming into the department flowed smoothly through the appropriate channels. As the Sr. Marketing Manager, Ms.  Berger will use her strengths in managing multiple projects and her keen eye for detail to assure there is awareness of the Examity brand.  In addition, Ms. Berger will manage the logistics of all conferences and sponsorships that Examity participates in. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business, marketing concentration from the University of Hartford. Allison is also actively involved as a member of the Sharon, MA Parent Teacher Organization and is serves volunteers time to Cradles to Crayons and the Sharon Stars.

Donna Sommers
Technical Success Manager

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Donna is a senior technical account manager with over 20 years in high tech working for startups and more established companies including Netezza, IBM, and Fidelity Investments. She has the rare combination of great technical skills and customer relationship skills in the same package. Passionate about education and expanding opportunities for others. Donna’s primary focus is onboarding clients to our Examity SaaS solution easily and efficiently.  She holds an MBA/Finance from Bentley University and a double major BA from Boston College and loves her Eagles.

Pooja Prasanna Kumar
Product Manager

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As a Product Manager at Examity, Pooja’s responsibilities include overseeing various product launches and adhering to strict timelines for various releases. Pooja also works on various strategic initiatives and acts as a liaison between business teams and Examity’s technology development team. Pooja brings nearly 8 years of work experience spanning strategy, business development and engineering. Pooja has worked with companies such as ABB and MathWorks. Pooja holds an MBA degree from Babson College and an Engineering degree from India. Pooja is very passionate about education technology and strongly believes that technology will change the way everyone learns. During non-office hours, Pooja volunteers with the Boston Ed Tech foundation where she regularly organizes education and ed-tech related meetups.

Socrates Gavriel
Operations Manager

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Socrates is from Lowell, Massachusetts and attended Fitchburg State University from 2008-2012 graduating magna cum laude with a degree in English: Professional Writing. Socrates’ prior experience includes hospitality and customer service as well as experience with event planning. At Examity®, he will spend time in customer service, quality control, and marketing. In addition, Socrates will be exploring his interests in the applications of new technology and social media as well as practical uses for each.

Andres Munoz
Senior Software QA Lead Engineer

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As a software quality assurance engineer, Andres is responsible for ensuring Examity’s applications meet the company’s needs. In his role as senior software engineer, he conducts manual and automated system checks in applications, as well as implementation processes. Andres has over 12 years of experience in his field, operating systems at a myriad of technology levels. Prior to joining Examity, Andres worked for Texas Instruments, Citigroup, and Walmart. In his free time, Andres enjoys attending music concerts, running, and movies.

Leadership Development Program

 

Mackenzie Targarona
Leadership Development

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Mackenzie is a recent graduate of Gettysburg College, where she worked as an organizational and marketing assistant for the women’s soccer team. She continued to sharpen her marketing knowledge during an extensive externship with ValidFill. Here, she studied the business and sales plans of major theme parks and beverage companies, engaging frequently with the corporations’ executives. Mackenzie is a part of the Leadership Development Program. In her new role, she will support various teams across the organization, with a focus on service delivery, account management, marketing, and customer advocacy.

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