** Will print automatically! If it doesn’t, click here. **
Reibel Named Wireless Generation CEO; Berger Is New Executive Chairman
Ed Tech Leader Makes Top Level Personnel Shifts to Manage Growth
Brooklyn, NY (June 21, 2012) Education technology innovator Wireless Generation is pleased to announce that Josh Reibel, who had been President and Chief Operating Officer, is the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Larry Berger who moves into the new position of Executive Chairman of the Brooklyn-based company. Zachary Silverstein, who had been Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, succeeds Reibel as COO.
Reibel joined Wireless Generation as COO during the first year of its launch as a pioneer in the use of mobile technology for formative assessment in grades K-12. He was its sixth employee. Today the company has 800 staffers around the US and contracts with schools and districts in all 50 states. In addition to developing an array of mobile digital tools for teachers, Wireless Generation provides consulting and professional development services around education technology and the use of data to support individualized teaching and learning. The company also builds large-scale educational data systems.
Reibel has held leadership positions in education technology for two decades including at e-SCORE, part of Kaplan, and at Columbia University’s Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT), a research and development wing of Teachers College and Columbia University. As CEO he will continue to oversee the company’s successful growth and the operations of its multiple business units in offices that are now in Durham, NC, Cambridge, MA, Jersey City, NJ, Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX, as well as its Brooklyn headquarters.
Rhodes Scholar and co-founder of Wireless Generation, Berger has led the education technology company through significant advances in technology, changes in the education marketplace and the company’s own expansion. Building on his vision to provide digital tools for teachers and drive student achievement, Berger oversaw Wireless Generation as it grew to serve thousands of teachers and millions of school children. In late 2010, the company became an independent subsidiary of News Corp. as part of its Education Division.
As Executive Chairman, Berger will continue to provide strategic vision and leadership as schools’ needs evolve and Wireless Generation focuses on developing new, standards-based digital tools, content and services to empower educators and support individualized instruction.
Moving into the COO role, Silverstein will manage Wireless Generation’s continued success in the development of instruction and assessment tools and services, as well as internal operations. Formerly a name partner in a law firm with a specialty in education, Silverstein joined Wireless Generation in 2009 and is senior advisor to the CEO on all aspects of policy and business.
Said Berger, “These changes support the continuity that’s here behind Wireless Generation’s decade of amazing growth and emergence as a clear market leader in providing digital tools for educators. I can already credit this management team for our tremendous success, so I’m especially confident that Josh and Zach have the talent, vision and experience to lead us forward through a new phase of innovation.
Said Reibel, “Wireless Generation has been fortunate to be able to grow and continually innovate during a period tremendous technological change and heightened understanding of the role of data in education. We’re prepared and energized for a new era of academic standards, for the wise use of educational data and for fresh ideas in education that will support great teaching.”
About Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems and services that help educators teach with excellence. With its solutions, educators can easily apply research-based, proven practices such as frequent progress monitoring and needs diagnosis, data-informed decision-making, personalized instruction, and professional collaborations across classrooms, grades, and schools. The company has helped educators address and solve some of the most pressing challenges in teaching and learning. Wireless Generation currently serves more than 200,000 educators and three million students. More information is available at www.WirelessGeneration.com.