Online Academic Software Reseller ThinkEDU Names Michael Fischler as Chairman of its Advisory Board

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Former Veteran E-Commerce CEO Joins ThinkEDU.

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“Mike is incredibly well respected in the educational technology industry and his wealth of experience will help ThinkEDU in its goal to become the dominant leader." - Janet Drumm, ThinkEDU Co-Founder

ThinkEDU, a nationwide academic reseller offering students, faculty, staff, and colleges deep discounts on thousands of software and computer accessories, has named Michael Fischler as Chairman of its Advisory Board.

Mr. Fischler is a seasoned veteran in the education technology market with over 30 years of experience in education technology. For twenty of those years he served as Founder and CEO of Journey Education Marketing, Inc. (JourneyEd). During his tenure at JourneyEd, the company was the North-American leader in online sales and marketing of technology products to the educational community. Mr. Fischler was considered a pioneer in the sales of application software to students and private colleges.

In 2011, Fischler founded and continues to serve as CEO of Beyond Graduation, an online retailer offering over 100,000 licensed collegiate apparel and gear products.

ThinkEDU was launched in 2012 by co-founders Janet Drumm and Allan Fischler. Both were previously on the Journey Education Marketing management team led by Michael Fischler. "We are delighted to have Mike Fischler join our team as Chairman of our Board,” says Drumm. “Mike is incredibly well respected in the educational technology industry and his wealth of experience will help ThinkEDU in its goal to become the dominant leader."

According to co-founder Allan Fischler, "We are very excited and feel very fortunate to have Mike on Team ThinkEDU. Mike's industry experience, knowledge and creativity will no doubt be a significant factor in our growth."

"I am pleased to join ThinkEDU as Chairman of their Board of Advisors,” says Mike Fischler. “I am very impressed by how much Janet, Allan and their team has accomplished in such a short period of time. I look forward to helping ThinkEDU grow and maximize their potential."

Fischler’s role as Chairman for ThinkEDU is effective immediately. He will lead the company’s Board of Advisors which includes: Peggy Snyder (former Adobe Education Director and currently Director of Field Engagement, Autodesk Worldwide Education); and Mark Surges (former Autodesk Director of Education, Worldwide and currently Director, Hitachi Starboard Division).

"As we enter our second year, we are incredibly energized and excited with Mike on our team. This will translate to great things for all of our current and new vendor partners, schools, and most importantly, our customers," adds Drumm.

About thinkEDU
Based in Dallas, Texas, ThinkEDU offers everything for students, faculty and staff − including academic discounts on software, hardware and more. ThinkEDU is a one-stop shop for students, faculty, and staff to purchase their software, hardware, accessories, and more. ThinkEDU operates over 650 online technology stores for college bookstores and schools. Contact us at PR(at)thinkEDU(dot)com or go to to learn more about our free marketing materials, affiliate program, and more.


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