Meet brightwheel

Our vision

At brightwheel, our vision is high quality early education for every child. Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel enables our vision by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Leadership Principles
Our Leadership Principles drive how we operate & make decisions every day.

Deliver Value for Customers

Everything we do is for our customers. We understand their needs and solve their biggest challenges. We earn their trust through integrity and high levels of service.

Take Ownership

We are owners in brightwheel. We see things through end-to-end. We never say “that’s not my job."

Get Better Every Day

We apply a growth mindset to our work and careers. We seek continuous improvement through iteration, and seek to learn from our misses.

Think Critically, Move Fast

We are pragmatic problem solvers. We focus on what matters. We root decisions in data, logic, and intuition. Yet we value speed and a strong bias for action.

Dive Deep

We operate at all levels and stay connected to the details. We are curious, and follow our intuition. We ask questions and audit frequently.

Trust, and Challenge

We lean into collaboration by supporting, enabling, and challenging each other. We assume the best. We welcome differing opinions, and use “disagree & commit” to move forward.

Make it Happen

We show persistence in the face of challenges, and break down walls to get stuff done. We are scrappy. We show creativity and resourcefulness in order to accomplish more with less.

Achieve Extraordinary Results

We embrace audacious goals with a can-do attitude. We insist on high standards, and continually raise the bar. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.

Celebrating the importance of diversity

We believe that everyone — from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve — should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Our Executive Leadership

Dave Vasen

Founder

favorite preschool snack:Fruit by the Foot

Hayley Tobin

Customer Success

favorite preschool snack:Apples & cheese

Josh Gartland

Finance

favorite preschool snack:Goldfish crackers

Leah Fine

People

favorite preschool snack:Goldfish crackers

Martina Tam

Growth and Go-To-Market

favorite preschool snack:Yang le duo (Yakult)

Tom “TC” Calvert

Sales

favorite preschool snack:Brownies

Vinay Kuruvila

Engineering

favorite preschool snack:Yogurt with fruit

Careers at brightwheel

Passionate about early education? Us too. We’re always on the lookout for bright minds to join our team. We are a highly distributed team supporting fully remote employees across every time zone in the US. We also have hubs in Austin, Denver, and San Francisco.