Leadership Team

We’re lucky to have the experience and enthusiasm of these fine folks.

Lane Merrifield

LANE MERRIFIELD

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

Co-founder of Club Penguin, the largest virtual world for kids, acquired by Disney in 2007 for $350 million. Lane went on to be Executive Vice President of Disney Online Studios for the following 5 years before co-founding FreshGrade in 2011.

Chris Besse

CHRIS BESSE

CEO

A seasoned veteran of the educational publishing and software industry, Chris joined FreshGrade in 2015 to lead the team in an aggressive expansion. With 25 years of industry experience and leadership roles, Chris is committed to making a difference for all students.

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Steve Wandler

STEVE WANDLER

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Founder of YourTechOnline (YTO), rated #1 in North America, beating out Best Buy’s Geek Squad. After its acquisition, Steve returned to Canada, creating the tech retreat, Metabridge, and co-founding FreshGrade.

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Terri-Lynn Brown

TERRI-LYNN BROWN

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT STRATEGY

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Ryan Haksi

RYAN HAKSI

VICE-PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

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Jason Hodges

JASON HODGES

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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Andrea Keith

ANDREA KEITH

DIRECTOR OF US MARKET STRATEGY

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DAVID HAIGHT

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CANADA

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Marc Leger

MARC LEGER

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Lonnie Dower

LONNIE DOWER

DATA SCIENCE & ANALYTICS MANAGER

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