Sapling Learning Adds John Kresky to its Board of Directors

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John Kresky, an 18-year software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry veteran, has joined Sapling Learning's Board of Directors. Sapling Learning is a leading provider of interactive homework and assessment software for the Higher Education sciences.

Sapling Learning, the leading provider of interactive homework and assessment software for the Higher Education sciences, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kresky to its Board of Directors.

The founder and President of Summit Learning Company, John Kresky is an 18-year software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry veteran. Since 2002 has been focused on leading the growth in companies focused on the public and education sectors. Prior to his current role at Summit, he was the SVP of Sales and Marketing at Study Island (Archipelago Learning), a leading provider of on-line educational solutions. During his time with Study Island, John led an 85 person sales and marketing team that grew the subscriber base to over 20,000 schools and 10 million students in all 50 states. During his career he has held executive level positions including senior sales, marketing, business development, and general management positions in both public and privately held companies. His experience also includes the successful IPO of a Private Equity backed company and the sale of a Venture Capital backed company.

“John has strong leadership skills, extensive management experience and a keen understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a SaaS-based business in the education space,” said CEO and Board Chairman James Caras, Ph.D. “We look forward to the application of those skills and successes as we follow our mission to provide interactive, discipline-specific homework and assessment tools for STEM education and broaden our market strategy beyond higher education to service the high school market.”

Kresky currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Carroll Education Foundation based in Southlake, TX and is an Advisory Board Member of Coleman Independent Equity Research Group based in New York. He has a BA in Business Administration from Gettysburg College and an MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.

“Sapling Learning is currently enjoying tremendous success in the higher education sciences niche,” said Kresky. “I look forward to working closely with the board as the company continues to execute its current strategy and unleashing its potential as Sapling Learning considers additional growth avenues.”

In addition to Kresky, the members of Sapling Learning’s five-member board include Chairman of the Board James Caras, Jim Montgomery, Frances Cairns, and Randy Chappel.

About Sapling Learning
Sapling Learning is a leading provider of interactive homework and assessment software for the Higher Education sciences. Since 2004, Sapling Learning has focused on providing students with rich, discipline specific interactions, such as molecule drawing and graphing, to promote engagement and comprehension in challenging problem-solving disciplines like chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. Sapling Learning provides instructors unprecedented flexibility to create and customize instructional content in an easy-to use, flexible, code-free environment. No other solution in the market provides the level of seamless integration of rich learning elements for both creating and learning scientific material.

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