Team BoardOnTrack

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Marci Cornell-Feist
CEO and Founder

Marci Cornell-Feist is among the most accomplished national experts on charter school governance. She has worked with more charter school boards than anyone on the planet, over 500.

She founded her charter school consultancy Meetinghouse Solutions in 2001 and after working with her first 200+ charter schools, she created BoardOnTrack to implement the most effective strategies and practices of her many clients, and as a means of spreading this information to a wider audience of charter schools.

Marci is author of the book Board Meetings: A Guide for Charter Schools and numerous articles, including two issue briefs for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Marci is also a co-founder of The Achievement Network, which helps schools use data-driven strategies to increase student achievement. Earlier in her career, Marci worked throughout the nonprofit sector, including positions as a senior staffer at the Massachusetts Charter School Resource Center, Northwest Regional Director for the Student Conservation Association, Deputy Director of the Consortium/UNHCR refugee resettlement program in Lao P.D.R., and Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Marci is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Bowdoin College.

Shelley Dunagan
Chief Revenue Officer

Shelley comes to BOT with years of legendary sales leadership success. She is the founder of SELLXSELL, a consulting practice that focuses on sales as the soul of the enterprise.

Exponential top-line growth, best in class people, and best in class sales effort is her passion.

Coaching in business and in sports has been a constant source of reward for Shelley. She thoroughly enjoys being on the basketball court with her 2 teenage point guards.

Technology and Product

Andy Jamieson

Andy Jamieson
Chief Technology Officer

Around here we call him the “Scottish Glue” as he is always knitting things together and making them stick. In addition, he is always quick to don his kilt and provide lightning-speed technical support.

Andy brings fifteen years of global Information Technology experience to BoardOnTrack. A native of Scotland, he excels at building systems, integrating technology solutions to ensure smooth operations and rapid scaling, and building successful teams.

His early career began on the technical side as a Hardware Developer, UNIX Systems Administrator and Network Engineer. Over time, he has taken on roles with increasing responsibilities integrating technology into the operational and business sides of growing companies. Most recently, Andy served as the IT Director for Litle & Company, a company that specializes in payment processing requiring five nines availability. In addition, he has worked for Sonus Networks, Intel Network Systems, Shiva, and Spider Systems. Andy holds an HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rick Thomas Jr.

Rick Thomas Jr.
Chief Software Architect and Founder

Rick is a software engineer with twenty years of expertise developing top-rated, enterprise-quality products. We’re fortunate that he wrangles BoardOnTrack code into submission with particular mission flair, as he is the proud parent of a charter school student. Rick always codes with the valiant school staff and board members in mind.

Prior to joining BoardOnTrack, Rick worked at Oracle Inc. in the Health Sciences Global Business Unit, designing and developing the Clinical Development Center system. In addition, Rick was a principal software engineer at Incipient Inc. and helped create the architecture, design, and development of a cutting edge, highly scalable, interactive Web 2.0 storage virtualization management application. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Member Success

Melissa Danisch

Melissa Danisch
Member Success Manager

Melissa Danisch brings the combination of non-profit board experience, lawyer and volunteer to her new role as Membership Specialist at BoardonTrack. Melissa started her professional life as a lawyer, representing both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, in corporate formation and governance matters, as well as defending families in probate court and real estate negotiations. Her volunteer experience evolved from serving as a criminal defense student-attorney in law school, coaching youth soccer for over 20 years, to serving on the boards of local non-profits organizations, like the League of Women Voters, Andover Soccer Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Lawrence and (currently) the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.

Melissa took time away from the working world to raise her three beautiful kids, all lucky recipients of her lectures on local history, usually as they explore historic sites. As an amateur historian, she is a genealogist and also volunteers at the Andover Historical Society and Lawrence History Center. Melissa is a Massachusetts native, who graduated with a BA in History from Macalester College, and a JD from Suffolk University.

Finance, Sales and Marketing

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson
Chief Financial Officer

A process engineer on the side, Ben is constantly focused on doing things smarter, better and faster. He is the founding partner of Driven Insights, an outsourced accounting firm. Prior to Driven Insights, Ben co-founded Wheelock Partners, a boutique private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating $5-50m businesses. He led Wheelock’s acquisition of NEP where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Ben began his career at Abbott Laboratories as a program manager for Abbott’s blood glucose monitor product lines. Ben is an active advisory board member for several regional organizations, including the Foundation for Academic Excellence . He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth College and Master of Engineering Management Degree from the Thayer School at Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Ben was a Division I NCAA All American in alpine skiing.

Mike Goldsmith

Mike Goldsmith
Director of Marketing

Mike brings a wealth of digital marketing experience to the team. His career began with an enlistment in the United States Marine Corps where he had the opportunity to train in Radio/Wire Communications, IT Support, and SQL. He continued to develop his technical and administrative skill set while working in a support role for the Digital Evidence and Multi-Media Section of the Mass State Police. Mike earned an MBA from Nichols College and has concentrated his career on data analytics and marketing automation ever since including a role as Sr. Data Analyst at The Channel Company; Enabling Technology Partnerships.

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