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Michael Fischler, CEO
Entrepreneur and accomplished business executive with over 30 years of experience in management, sales and marketing for companies focused in the education space. Michael earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Post-graduation, Michael founded Journey Education Marketing, Inc. (JourneyEd) in 1990 after holding educational sales and marketing positions with Radio Shack, Texas Instruments and UES Corp. over a ten-year period. He is widely recognized as a pioneer in delivering academic software discounts directly to students (college & K-12) as well as private career colleges. Most recently, Mr. Fischler founded a grouping of businesses that target college alumni. Over the years, Mr. Fischler founded the following brands: JourneyEd*, JourneyEd Canada*, JourneyEd Europe*, Academic eStore*, Beyond Graduation, The Journey Continues, Academic Discounts, and Alumni Discounts. (*Sold to Digital River (DRIV) in Aug. 2010). Mr. Fischler attributes most of his success due to the fact that his golf handicap is so high, most people he plays with think that he's playing bad on purpose to help his business career.
Janet Drumm - President
Janet served as Senior Vice President of Channel Development for 12 years at Journey Education Marketing, Inc. Key responsibilities included managing the relationships of 2,000 college bookstores where the company operated the online technology stores for all the Barnes & Noble, Follett and many Independent stores. Janet developed and managed the company's student licensing channel that included 35,000 college and School District online stores. Prior to joining Journey Education, Janet served in management positions in the education department for Mathsoft and Addison Wesley Longman. Janet has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master's Degree from the University of Virginia. Janet is married and has identical twin sons in college. Luckily they decided to go to the same school and are just down the road in Cambridge. When Janet isn't working (which isn't often), she can usually be found on or around the water often rooting her sons on at their college sailing regattas on the Charles.
Allan Fischler - Chief Operating Officer
At Journey Education Marketing, Inc. for 18 years, Allan served as Director of Marketing overseeing all facets of the company's marketing program. The company's marketing covered direct marketing for consumer and institutional business, channel marketing that included college bookstores, student licensing, and consortia organizations. Allan has vast experience with traditional off-line marketing, as well as online marketing. Prior to joining Journey Education, Allan served as a promotions specialist at Blair Television in New York City and claims to have performed stand-up comedy (although we find this hard to believe). Allan has a Bachelor of Science from the School of Management at SUNY Buffalo. Allan has managed to escape marriage thus far, but spends most of his spare time with his very tolerant girlfriend who laughs at most of his jokes. He does not sail as he is afraid he will drown, but oddly enough one of his favorite TV shows is "Deadliest Catch". On weekends you can usually find him poolside, reading biographies on his iPad about people far more interesting than himself and attempting to fix things in his home.
Board of Advisors
Peggy Snyder has more than 20 years of demonstrated success in the technology industry. She was the Director of North America Education Sales at Adobe Systems for over 15 years, and was instrumental in the development and implementation of industry leading sales solutions and vertical marketing programs. Recognized for exceptional leadership, and customer and partner relationships, her success can be attributed to her dedication to the success of both customers and partners. Currently, Peggy is Director of Field Engagement, Autodesk Worldwide Education.
Mark received an MBA from the American University in Washington, DC and studied international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He then spent 30+ years working for leading high technology companies including Harris Communications, Texas Instruments, Autodesk, and Journey Education Marketing. He had held numerous executive management positions including Executive Vice President, Director, and Global Director and is currently a Director at Hitachi Solutions, a major global provider of software to business, government and education markets. He loves creating and launching new business ventures, but then hands them off to people far more competent to run the show. Mark splits his time between Petaluma, Los Angeles, and San Diego, often flying his experimental aircraft and whatever it will carry.
Jon Bibo brings over 25 years of retail and education market experience to ThinkEDU. He started his career in 1986 as the General Merchandise Buyer for the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore focusing on School Supplies, Technology and Electronics, and Convenience Items. In 1992, he joined NACSCORP (the distribution arm of the National Association of College Stores) where he ultimately served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role he was responsible for developing NACSCORP's value proposition and sales/marketing execution to over 3,000 college stores (including independent stores, lease operators, and buying groups) as well as hundreds of publisher and vendor partners. In 2007, Jon joined Follett Corporation as the Vice President of General Merchandise Sourcing with full category responsibility for School/Office Supplies, Technology/Electronics, Graduation Merchandise, Trade/General Books, and Convenience Food/Beverage/Health/Beauty Items. In this role, he developed and managed Follett's strategic partnerships with brand leaders such as: Apple, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Dell, Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Bic, Pentel, 3M, Random House, Penguin, Ingram Content Group, Beats, Herff Jones, Jostens, and Frito Lay. Jon is now a Managing Partner of Bibo-Walsh Retail Consulting Services providing business insight and analysis to a number of retail and education market clients.
Barnes and Noble College Stores
ThinkEDU is the official online software store for nearly 700 Barnes and Noble College Stores.
Foundation for California Community Colleges (CollegeBuys)
ThinkEDU is the official online software store for over 100 community colleges in California and several other states.