Our Team

Executive Management

Monica Sunzeri
Co-Founder

Monica is from a family of educators, her ‘tia' Professor from Stanford, Latina Studies at the Seattle University and her Mother from the University of Pacific. Monica herself a graduate from the International Relations program at SF State, specializes in early childhood development. Monica and 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.

Chintan Shah

Chief Technical Advisor

Architecture expertise in software development, database construction, applied technology to benefit students.  Assists innovation and velocity in product management, engineering, development, and operations of college-to-student and high school-to-student systems along with SaaS product offerings.  Ph.D. (candidate) Cryptography 2000. MS Cryptography 1999. University of Wollongong. B.S. Computer Engineering 1998. Gujarat University.

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). 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.

Alan Liebrecht

SVP Postsecondary Partnership Development - Universities

As VP of Enrollment at Holy Names University, Dean of Admissions at Marymount University and VP of Enrollment at University of Charleston, Alan served as the strategy and policy leader on all matters related to graduate and undergraduate new student enrollment and chair of the institutional retention task force, admissions, financial aid, registration and enrollment planning.  MS Organizational Leadership Southern New Hampshire University, University of Charleston Human Resources Management.

Richard Moran.
Chief Operating Officer

Rich previously served as President of Menlo College, CEO and Vice Chairman at Accretive Solution, as a Partner at Venrock, Chairman of the Board at Portal Software, and as a Partner at Accenture. Moran has served on the Boards of Glu Mobile Games, Winery Exchange, and Mechanics Bank among others. He currently serves on the board of PerfectForms, AMBI, New Day Investing, World Wide Women and the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation.

Mark Ancipink

VP Postsecondary Partnership Development - Community Colleges

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. Mike Heideman

Senior Data Scientist

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.

Priyadarshini

Senior Developer

In-depth practitioner object oriented frameworks for education, advanced knowledge of systems, database construction and related protocols. Engineering leader developing B2C solutions in medical space, managing cross functional teams  Advanced degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology.

Curtis L. Mo

Corporate Counsel, DLA Piper

Corporate and securities lawyer based in Silicon Valley. Has represented over 1,000 startups, public companies, VC and PE funds, investment banks and other clients. Highly experienced in all types of deals and as a strategic advisor for companies.

Derick Needham

Director Managed Security

Manages all IT related requirements of clients and provides industry best practice support to maintain the infrastructure; including Cyber Security, Cloud and AWS.

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