Management Team

Monica Sunzeri (R)
Co-Founder

Monica is from a family of educators, her ‘tia Professor from Stanford, Latina Studies at the University of Seattle and her Mother from the University of the Pacific. Monica herself a graduate from the International Relations program at SF State, specializes in early childhood development. Her “Comadre” Felicitas, a bilingual educator in San Diego, conceptualized an integrated social network with a specific focus to democratize pathways to post-secondary opportunities for all students seeking equal representation.

Jason Hamilton

Chief Evangelist - Post Secondary

Jason has over 15 years of experience in post-secondary education as a Director to VP of Enrollment for various universities. With an established track record providing leadership, experience, and vision to offices of admission, financial aid, and marketing, innovative and successful in meeting the strategic admission, retention, and financial goals. National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) faculty member for Admission, Middle Management Institute (AMMI).

Mike Heideman

Director of Engineering

Engineering leader with experience in software development teams {AirFlash) and larger engineering organizations (Yahoo), complex engineering projects, collaborating with stakeholders to collect requirements, specify features, and guide the development team in design and implementation to meet a planned schedule.  Stanford University Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering. Rice University Ph.D. Computer Science.

Timothy Michael Kral
Co-Founder / CEO

Tim has worked as an operational finance executive for multiple Silicon Valley technology firms for over twenty years. Tim embarked on an extensive research project working with Stanford Senior Research Scientist Dr. Julio Garcia to investigate the K12 to post-secondary challenges faced by First Generation Low Income students (FLI). The challenges recruiting FLI students to higher-ed is greater than at any other time in the last fifty years. These challenges can be effectively addressed with a Shared Value business model.  Originally from Palo Alto, Tim has an MBA in corporate finance, attended various universities studying political geography and social ethics.

Gary O'Neall
Chief Technologist

Gary has served for over 25 years in a wide variety of technology management roles in F500 companies like HP and Motorola, and in smaller startups like Placeware and Icarian. He has managed technology due diligence both from the point of view of the acquirer and from the point of view of the acquisition. Gary, holds a BS in Computer Science and in Physics from Iowa State University.

Mark Ancipink

VP Marketing

Mark has an established track record delivering enterprise-level solutions and collaboration from the FORTUNE 500 and emerging start-ups, driving Sales Team and product leaders designing solutions for Siembra. Experienced PR focus on the established media located in NYC and influencers located in Los Angeles, global brands to emerging startups. Mark has a BA from Franklin & Marshall College American History.

Dr. Terri Long

SVP Bus Dev

Terri has over 30 years of experience in higher education, almost exclusively in the California Community College system.  She has served as a full-time faculty member, dean, and Vice President of Instruction/Academic Affairs.  Terri’s primary focus has always been to provide the necessary leadership and support to facilitate students’ success and achievement of their educational goals.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a master’s degree in Geology, and a doctorate degree in Education, all from the University of Southern California.

Mitch Nguyen
VP Operations

Technical Program Management Expert, Platform Performance and Operations. Sixteen years at Akamai in the Bay Area. Managing large, business critical projects, programs, and portfolios. Successful leading large scale initiatives and transformations, framework, process, and change management.  University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science.

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