LITTLE FALLS, MN–June 7, 2007–Atomic Learning, Inc. announced today the promotion of Dan Meyer to Chief Executive Officer. Meyer brings over 20 years of education and technology expertise to the position.
Meyer was among the group of technology educators who–committed to creating useful and affordable online products to help people use technology–launched Atomic Learning in 2000. Meyer has played a key leadership role in the company as it has grown to become a leading provider of technology training and support for the education industry.
Most recently, Meyer served as Atomic Learning´s vice president of marketing and business development and as member of the board of directors. Prior to joining Atomic Learning, he also served as director of operations for software development at Bisys, a publicly-traded global organization providing investment and insurance services. Meyer also spent 10 years teaching business education and serving as technology coordinator in several school districts.
"It is a rare opportunity to be a part of something like Atomic Learning–something that started as that initial idea we had to help answer common software questions in schools to a company that is improving the technology literacy of educators and students at more than 5,000 schools around the world," said Meyer. "I am fortunate enough to spend every day surrounded by an amazing team of people truly commitment to making a difference in education. I look forward to this new role where I can focus on leading efforts to bring these important resources to teachers and students."
Meyer will replace outgoing CEO, Chuck Amos. Amos will continue to play a pivotal role at Atomic Learning, serving as chairman of the board. He also plans to assume the role of executive vice president of sales for Spectrum K12. Based in Maryland, Spectrum K12 provides software solutions for special education and at-risk student populations.
"It has been an incredibility rewarding experience to lead Atomic Learning over the last four years. I leave knowing that company is in great shape, growing nicely, has an extraordinary staff in place and that it´s in very good hands with Dan Meyer at the helm. I look forward to working with Atomic Learning from a different vantage point and continuing my role as chairman of the board. I am also extremely excited about my move to Spectrum K12. Spectrum K12 is a company on the move and the team Jim Marshall, Spectrum K12 CEO, has assembled is absolutely top-notch. This is a great opportunity for me personally and professionally to move forward, expand my knowledge and experience, solve new problems and serve the needs of the education market from a different angle. The solutions Spectrum K12 provides help schools effectively and efficiently manage the critical needs of special education and at-risk students. This is an essential area for schools and I am extremely excited to work with the industry leader in the market to serve the needs of special education administrators, teachers, students and parents."
In addition, Atomic Learning announced the promotion of Ron Kresha to company president. Similar to Meyer, Kresha has been the finance officer of Atomic Learning since its inception. Prior to that, he held teaching and technology positions in schools for nearly a decade. Most recently, Kresha has served as chief financial officer of Atomic Learning.
In his new position, Kresha will partner with Meyer to lead the strategic initiatives of the organization. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, including the areas of content and product development, information systems, sales, marketing, customer support and finance.
Said Kresha, "Atomic Learning´s future looks very promising with continued growth. This company´s team is phenomenal, enthusiastic and absolutely committed to playing a positive role in education, and I have the pleasure of being a part of this every day."
About Atomic Learning
Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed in 2000 by a group of technology educators with a mission to create useful and affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology. Atomic Learning delivers a library of over 30,000 short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorial movies that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training resource. Atomic Learning now serves more than 5,000 school districts and universities in all 50 states and over 30 foreign countries, as well as individuals and organizations in a variety of other industries. For more information, visit www.AtomicLearning.com.
Spectrum K12 School Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of special education and IEP management software serving almost 10% of the U.S. K-12 student population including 20 of the top 100 school districts in the United States. Spectrum K12 helps school districts close the achievement gap for special education and at-risk students through more effective management of the individualized learning process for all students receiving special services or interventions. Spectrum K12 works collaboratively with districts of all sizes to deliver scalable, easy-to-use software solutions that lift the administrative burden from education professionals so they can focus on the most important part of their work: educating children and improving student achievement. For more information visit www.spectrumK12.com