Leadership Team

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

Lane Merrifield

LANE MERRIFIELD

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Lane co-founded FreshGrade in 2011 and has since served in multiple roles, including his current position as CEO. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Club Penguin, the largest virtual world for kids, leading the company to rapid growth and an eventual acquisition by Disney in 2007 for $350 million. After the acquisition, he spent five years as Executive Vice President of Disney Online Studios.

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LEE WILSON

PRESIDENT

As president, Lee is responsible for FreshGrade’s strategy and corporate operations. Over the last three decades, he has served in leadership positions for some of the most prominent companies in education and technology, including Apple, Pearson, Harcourt Achieve, Common Sense Media, PCI Educational Publishing, Chancery Software, and Filament Games. He was most recently Principal Consultant for Headway Strategies, working with executive teams to build value by focusing on management fundamentals.

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Steve Wandler

STEVE WANDLER

CO-FOUNDER

Steve co-founded FreshGrade in 2011 and is also the founder of Metabridge, a program to accelerate Canadian technology startups. Steve was previously founder and CEO of YourTechOnline, a company rated #1 in North America for technical support, beating out Best Buy’s Geek Squad, and which was acquired by Support.com in 2008. He is a charter member of C100, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment.

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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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Lonnie Dower

LONNIE DOWER

DATA SCIENCE & ANALYTICS MANAGER

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