Meet brightwheel

Our story

Early education – preschool, childcare, camps, after school – is so critical for a child’s development, a must for working families, and an industry filled with talented educators across the globe.

So why is the system so broken?

Educators are mired in paperwork and licensing requirements, often using a mixture of outdated tools, spreadsheets, and paper forms… Parents are left in the dark during the day with no connection to their kids and no easy way to communicate with their school.

We’ve done a lot of listening, a lot of observing. We’ve spent countless hours in early education providers of all shapes and sizes. We knew there had to be a better way. Brightwheel is focused on making life easier for administrators, teachers, and families – while fixing some of the systemic issues in early education. We’ve worked hard to ensure that brightwheel is intuitive, easy, and fun to use. And we’re just getting started!

Meet the team

We are a team of engineers, operators, and educators – passionate about making a difference.

Alessandra Carter

People

Allison Hall

Engineering

Brett Lyon

Engineering

Cameron Smith

Finance

Camryn Leiser

Marketing

Céline Junke

Marketing

Chris Dodds

Engineering

Chris Jocson

Finance

Claire Lee

Customer Success

Dave Vasen

Founder

David O’Hara

Operations

Donalee Jones

Operations

Drew Woodcock

Sales

Eric Greenwood

Engineering

Guillaume Delente

Engineering

Hadley Siegel

Customer Success

Hayley Tobin

Operations

Heather Anthone

Customer Success

Jaime Babeaux

Sales

Jeff Buening

Operations

Jenna McAnulty

Customer Support

Jessica Davison

Marketing

Josh Wyse

Engineering

Kamran Pirwani

Engineering

Katie Talwar

Customer Success

Lauren Humphrey

Customer Success

Lauren Lentz

Customer Success

Leah Fine

People

Leilani Miranda

Sales

Lisa Rothhaar

People

Martina Tam

Marketing

Matt Krueger

Product

Matthew Medal

Engineering

Menesha Mannapperuma

Product

Michael Klinsky

Customer Support

Raymond Miller

People

Robert Strobo

Sales

Roger Tung

Marketing

Ross Lehuta

Customer Success

Ryan Swearingen

Sales

Sabrina Poblete

People

Sam Strasser

Engineering

Samira Shkoukani

Sales

Sarah Durst

Sales

Sarah Kulhanek

Operations

Scott Hardy

Engineering

Tyson Jones

Customer Support

Our investors

We are proud to have an incredible group of investors on our side, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, CrossLink Capital, Eniac Ventures, GGV Capital, Golden Venture Partners, ICONIQ, Lowercase Capital, Mark Cuban Companies, Red Swan Ventures, RRE Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, and notable angel investors. Full investor list.

This group believes in our mission and is aligned with our focus on building a company that puts teachers and parents first.

In case you missed it, we welcomed Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca to our team on ABC’s Shark Tank: our pitchfull episode guide.

And here’s our founder talking about our Series A investment.

Careers at brightwheel

Passionate about early education? Us too. We’re always on the lookout for bright minds to join our team. Drop us a line or click below for current openings.