Meet Our Executive Team

Jeremy Friedman

Co-Founder & CEO

Jeremy Friedman

Co-Founder & CEO

Jeremy creates and leads the execution of Schoology's strategy for advancing what is possible in education. He has guided the company through five consecutive years of triple-digit growth. Today, Schoology is the leading learning management solution serving over one thousand enterprise clients and used by over 12 million students, educators, advisors, and parents worldwide. He is a recognized education technology thought leader and frequently sought speaker at industry events. Jeremy was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education. He co-founded Schoology while an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis earning his BA in Economics.

Bill Kindler

Co-Founder & Executive VP

Bill Kindler

Co-Founder & Executive VP

Bill is responsible for the success of our customers starting from their initial implementation and continuing throughout their experience using Schoology to achieve their teaching and learning objectives. He develops and executes our partnership strategy that enables customers to seamlessly connect their preferred technology partners into Schoology. At various times in his career at Schoology, Bill has led sales, business development, implementation, professional development, and support. He is recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Geography from Colgate University.

Norman Weissberg

Chief Revenue Officer

Norman Weissberg

Chief Revenue Officer

Norman is responsible for Schoology's worldwide sales, including inside and field sales for K-12, higher education, and corporate training. He has over 25 years of sales leadership experience with a proven track record of scaling up sales in high growth B2B SaaS companies and developing sales teams to deliver consistent annual growth. Prior to joining Schoology, Norman was the senior vice president of sales for Vocus, Inc., where he was a 16-year member of the executive team that successfully grew the business from a small privately held company to become publicly traded. He also held executive sales positions at Xerox, National Trade Productions, and Pitney Bowes. Norman holds a BS in business from the University of Maryland.

Michael Brinkman

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Brinkman

Chief Technology Officer

Michael leads Schoology's product engineering organization, including product management, design, software engineering, quality engineering, and systems engineering. He is a veteran product engineering leader with proven success in delivering SaaS solutions at the scale of every student in the world. Michael brings 15 years of experience building world-class software architecture and engineering organizations that rapidly innovate and solve complex scaling challenges. Previously, he was vice president of engineering at Spredfast, and architect at SocialSmack and Zilliant, guiding teams to collaborate efficiently to solve significant traffic and data volume challenges in transaction-intensive operations. Michael earned a BS degree with honors in Computer Science and a minor in Chemistry from Trinity University.

Ivan Casanova

Executive Vice President - Marketing

Ivan Casanova

Executive Vice President - Marketing

Ivan is responsible for building Schoology’s brand in the marketplace and empowering the team to drive adoption of the Schoology platform across the K-12 and higher education landscape. He is a veteran technology marketing executive skilled across a broad range of marketing and management functions in organizations ranging from venture-backed startups to global public corporations. Ivan has a 20 year track record of empowering teams and connecting with technology decision makers and users to grow and scale a diverse set of businesses. Previously he held senior marketing leadership roles at Jibe—an HR technology SAAS provider, TIBCO—a global enterprise software infrastructure and analytics leader, and Datasynapse—a financial services infrastructure software provider. He holds a BS in computer science and mathematics from SUNY Binghamton.

Amar Shrivastava

VP, Finance & Administration

Amar Shrivastava

VP, Finance & Administration

Amar is responsible for finance, accounting, legal, and administrative operations at Schoology. The first executive hired from outside to join the management team, he brought over 20 years of experience leading finance and administration teams at venture capital-backed high growth companies. Amar holds an MBA from Rutgers and a BA in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Linda Paul

VP, Team Development

Linda Paul

VP, Team Development

Linda handles all matters regarding people and places. Prior to Schoology, Linda spent 6 years heading HR at Meetup preceded by 5 years as Senior Human Resources Manager at Scholastic. In 2000, Linda received the Women of Achievement Award from the office of Mayor Giuliani for the work she did in successfully providing more than 50 women on welfare the opportunity to turn their lives around with jobs at Morgan Stanley where she was AVP, HR. Linda graduated Summa Cum Laude from the City University of New York with a BS in Human Resource Management.

Ryan Hwang

Co-Founder & VP, Product

Ryan Hwang

Co-Founder & VP, Product

Ryan leads product strategy and management for Schoology, guiding the design of new innovations and managing the full product roadmap. His intense focus on intuitive usability and commitment to designing user experiences from the student outwards to the enterprise has resulted in Schoology being recognized as the easiest learning management system to learn and use, and has earned Schoology 6 CODiE awards including the CODiE for Best Overall Education Solution. Ryan is recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education. He helped start Schoology while earning his BS in International Business and BA in Marketing at Washington University in St. Louis.

Timothy Trinidad

Co-Founder & VP, Systems Engineering

Timothy Trinidad

Co-Founder & VP, Systems Engineering

Tim oversees and directs systems engineering, architecture, and technical operations. He has led technical operations since Schoology's inception, building a team that operates, maintains, and evolves an infrastructure that has scaled to over twelve million users across the world. Tim is recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Education. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science and BSBA in Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis.