We are a team of dedicated individuals with decades of experience working with schools and teachers to develop education technology solutions.
Sabari has a strong track record in building and launching successful education technology products in markets around the globe. Prior to starting Nepris, she worked for 15 years with Education Technology division of Texas Instruments to lead product and content strategy, publisher relations, business development, partnership and alliance ecosystem for new edtech products. Sabari has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from India, Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an Executive MBA degree from Cox School of Business, SMU.
Binu is a seasoned software professional who is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and agile practices. Prior to co-founding Nepris, he held software architecture and management positions at several medium to large enterprises. A believer of life long learning, and Agile/Lean way of building software, he has a proven track record of building high performing software development teams. Binu has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering from India and a Masters in Computer Science from Colorado State University.
Mark has over 20 years experience in education and education technology. Beginning as a math teacher, he continues to be passionate about finding opportunities to improve student learning and helping teachers be successful. Mark has spent the bulk of his career with Texas Instruments in a variety of roles across product definition, strategy, and marketing, and is thankful for the opportunity to have worked with countless educators from around the world. Mark is a graduate of Miami University with an undergraduate degree in architecture, a graduate degree in education, and has an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Jim comes from a family of educators. He has worked in education technology sales, marketing and management for over 2 decades serving on strategic and urban education sales teams with some of the industry's most respected companies. Jim was also on the senior management team at WeAreTeachers helping to create one of the first online communities for educators. There, he led the sales team from start-up through acquisition by Dun& Bradstreet. Before delving into the edtech arena, Jim worked in sales, marketing and training for the Walt Disney Company. Jim received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.
Kalonji is humbled and grateful for his two decades in the education and edtech industries. Responsibilities and successes have included sales leadership, corporate strategy, customer satisfaction/renewals, partner relations, and being a classroom educator. Companies that he has worked for entail Compass Learning, AOL, Knovation, Dell, and Stoneware/Lenovo. Kalonji earned his Education B.S., with a specialization in mathematics, from Miami University (OH). Graduate degree work focused on a Telecommunications M.A., with a specialization in educational technology (George Mason University). Kalonji's passions guide him toward coaching/empowering/supporting others, lifelong learning, and producing win-win outcomes.
Thomas brings 20 years of exceptional experience as both an educator and an educational sales consultant. As a past educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Thomas has a passion for improving the lives of students who struggle with math, literacy, and partnered to implement instructional solutions that met targeted student populations such as regular educational instruction, English Language Learners and special needs. Thomas enjoys working with all students and he excels in the recognition of student learning outcomes. Always attuned to best practices and research based solutions for students, Thomas genuinely enjoys helping educators find the most appropriate programs for their student needs. Thomas is an avid camper and can usually be found at a local park on the weekends either practicing soccer with his children or watching one of their matches.
Christina has enjoyed over a decade of experience in education. She has taught both Special and General Education at a Title 1 Magnet school for Math, Science and Technology where they implemented the project based learning (PBL) model. Her most recent role was as Instructional Technology Specialist where she coached teachers throughout the district, while integrating technology into the curriculum. She has developed and led professional development in a variety of settings. Christina earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach and her graduate degree in education, specializing in instructional technology, from Walden University. She is a champion for education and also serves on her local school board as a trustee.
Matt is a marketing and engagement specialist with a passion for travel. Before starting at Nepris, Matt had a career as a Marketing Consultant where he assisted and trained organizations on how to better engage their clients through a unique software platform. Now as Program Manager - Customer Engagement, Matt is excited to help guide students into future careers by connecting them with inspiring professionals across the globe. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University, with a European Business concentration from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Michael is a licensed CPA and CFO with Preferred CFO. Michael brings a breadth of experience with over 16 years of financial and management experience, including Audit, Corporate Controller and VP of Finance positions. After graduating with his Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University, Michal joined Ernst & Young’s audit practice, where he advanced to the position of Senior Audit Manager, prior to his departure in 2008 when he joined a SaaS company in Utah as the VP of Treasury and SEC Reporting. Michael then took his experience to a consumer products company in Utah, where he participated as a member of the management team as the VP of Internal Audit and, later, VP of Budgeting and Forecasting. Michael was a key member of the company’s acquisition team and was instrumental in performing due diligence and integration work relating to several acquisitions. Upon the successful sale of the company to a foreign conglomerate, Michael moved on to a Utah UCaaS company as the VP of Finance, where he served as a member of the senior management team. Michael brings particular expertise to Preferred CFO in the areas of financial modeling and forecasting, financial reporting, process improvement and automation, technical accounting compliance (including revenue recognition and equity accounting), cash flow analysis, profitability analysis, accounting systems, and higher-level strategic decision making. As a CFO, Michael views himself as a strategic partner to his CEO clients-not just "the numbers guy." Michael is active in the Utah and Idaho entrepreneurial communities, serving as a mentor for entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital.
Michael is married to Stephanie Flint and together they have nine children. When not busy as family taxi drivers, Michael and Stephanie enjoy spending time participating in family activities, such as snow skiing, water sports, and camping.
Dan Routman is a business development executive, entrepreneur and investor. Dan began his career in the digital world as vice president of business development for Mark Cuban's Broadcast.com (sold to Yahoo! in 2000), where he helped to pioneer streaming media strategies working with media companies such as Disney and CNN. At Yahoo he negotiated ecommerce partnerships and lead business development for Yahoo's webcast services.Subsequently, Dan served as president of PureDiscovery (now Brainspace), artificial intelligence software, and Magazine Partners, Inc. (now D Custom), a content marketing company. He has worked with Oven Bits, a mobile design and development agency, and High Steps, an ed-tech consulting firm. Dan was associate counsel of Ross Perot’s presidential campaign in 1992. Dan is an Honorary Life Director of North Texas Public Broadcasting and serves on the board of trustees of the Dallas Museum of Art, Southwestern Medical Foundation and SMU's Tate Lecture Series.
Jennifer has worked in education technology since the early days when teachers were first learning how to use PowerPoint in the classroom. Back then she drove the highways of California in a modified bus stocked with hardware and software from dozens of companies. That's where she learned the ins and outs of education and gained first-hand experience in working with teachers. From there, she took over as public relations manager for PowerSchool, which was a darling of its time and has since grown to be one of the leading student information systems in K-12 education.
In 2001, Jennifer launched her consulting business beginning with early clients like Holt McDougal and Scantron. She developed a secondary specialty helping government agencies engage public outreach for municipal water and wastewater projects. Her company has grown to be the full-service agency now providing public relations for education technology companies and public education/outreach for municipal projects.
She holds a B.S. in animal science and reproductive physiology from the University of California, Davis and a M.A. in public affairs and issues management from California State University, Sacramento. The Public Relations Society of America honored her with advanced credentialing in public relations, Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).