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ABOUT US

We created Readability to help students close achievement gaps and learning loss. To provide an equitable, economical and personalized reading coach accessible to every student. We also wanted to make sure parents and educators have real-time information to track their students' reading progress. Finally, it had to be easy to implement, easy to use, and available anytime anywhere.

By helping students improve their reading skills and grow a love of reading, we are setting them up for a lifetime of success. We achieve this goal by providing innovative research based technology, necessary for children to develop their reading, comprehension, and critical thinking skills.

As technology entrepreneurs, we've had the privilege over the past 20 years to contribute to the advancement of humanity through technology. Our collective passion has always been to ensure the end-user of our products enjoys huge benefits.

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TEAM

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Sukant

Founder, Chairman

Sukant leads Readability product, marketing, and business strategy. He is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with 22 years of technology leadership and executive management experience. Other ventures: Founder. CEO of Energy Datametrics (EDW), leading energy efficiency and conservation software used by the nation's largest energy companies and their customers. Founder of TeenSafe. the leading mobile parental monitoring software. Founder of Visionaire, highly respected technology incubator.

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Shriya

Project Manager

After graduating from Chapman University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (emphasis in Entrepreneurship), Shriya joined the Readability team. She successfully manages projects spanning the entirety of the platform and always brings a fresh young perspective to the table.

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Ameeta

Founder, CEO

Ameeta leads overall Readability vision, brand, and business. Over the past 20 years, Ameeta has leveraged her extensive experience in brand strategy, product development, and strategic partnerships to build several thriving businesses in the areas of energy efficiency, smart home technology, and child safety.

Ameeta is also a member of the executive team at Energy Datametrics, a top provider of energy efficiency software to some of the nation's leading energy conservation programs. In addition to her prolific and influential work in the field of energy efficiency. Ameeta co-founded TeenSafe, a leading parental mobile app. Her work as chief spokesperson and lead brand strategist was instrumental in making TeenSafe a leader in its industry.

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Marcela

Director Marketing

Marcela leads Readability's marketing team. Marcela's career started in digital marketing back in 1999. As an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of digital marketing experience, Marcela travels the world speaking about SEO, data-driven marketing strategies, and workflow automation and optimization. Marcela has worked with hundreds of companies, large and small, to optimize their presence. She loves supporting companies with products that make the world a better place.

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Cristina

Accounting and Customer Service Coordinator

An experienced accounting administrative assistant and Customer Service Liason, Cristina brings a deep understanding of working in the edtech services industry. She is a graduate of Prides Business College, Adelaide South Australia.

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Khubram

CTO

With over 15 years of experience in software development and delivery, KR excels in solution development, team building, collaboration, and cutting edge implementations. He leads the development and evolution of Readability.

ADVISORS

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Tom Davis

Advisor

Tom currently serves as Director of Business Development at the Center for Educational Innovation in New York and has served in the same capacity for both the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) and the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

His passions center around mentoring and coaching, equal opportunity for all underrepresented communities, STEM, English Learners; technology for teaching and learning; students with special needs and students at-risk of not completing their education.

Among the many positions he holds, Tom is also an advisory board member for Project Tomorrow, a national nonprofit with a vision to ensure that today's students are well prepared to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.

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Dr. Kanika Kadakia

Advisor

Dr. Kanika Kadakia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California. Her passion for literacy and discussion has influenced much of her work in education.

Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the importance of meaningful opportunities in early childhood education. Her children's series, Inspired by her two children, Teddy In Trouble, encourages dialogue between adults and young readers and Invites children to verbalize their understanding of the situation by studying the pictures together. Previously, she taught kindergarten and 4th grade in Los Angeles and currently, she teaches 7th and 8th grade History in Santa Ana. Dr. Kadakia also co-leads an organization. You Matter Too. which aims to provide mental health care services as a preventative means to child abuse and neglect.

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Wendy LaDuke

Advisor

After 3 decades in Education Technology publishing, Laduke now spends her time and focus on programs that can successfully impact education for all students, especially those students with the highest need. She combines her 35 years of successful working relationships in the communities between content providers, educators, and industry to build best of breed programs that can be scaled and replicated for the good of all students and their families.

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Jen Gibson

M.Ed, Chapman University

With more than 25 years of experience in education, public policy, edtech, and K12 business development, Jen specializes in strategic thinking and unique educational approaches. Jen is passionate about innovative strategies that support powerfully designed programs with future visioning, diagnostics, and analytics that ultimately empower educators and students.

Jen's education background includes 17 years of service in public education as a teacher, administrator, and school board member. Additionally, she was a faculty member at Chapman University's teaching credential program for 7 years. She has also been a leader in multiple companies, including ABC-CLIO and Lesson Planet, supporting internal teams and schools/districts with education initiatives, including curriculum development, standards alignment, and professional development.

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Donna Loomis

M.Ed, Chapman University

Donna Nomann-Loomis, MEd., is a respected educational advisor, consultant, speaker in the area of reading and literacy. Currently, she is a reading supervisor In the Kathleen Muth Reading Center at Chapman University. Under her supervision, reading and writing instruction is given to approximately 100 culturally and linguistically diverse elementary student each year while the Chapman students earn graduate degrees in education.

Her experience in crafting and designing curriculum to accelerate literacy learning makes her a highly sought after consultant, speaker and trainer towards educators and parents. Donna has been awarded many high honors including Teacher of the Year, Golden Oak Service Award, PTA, and innovator Recipient for Outstanding Program Design. She has co-authored several educational grants, which successfully funded. Her enthusiasm and passion for reading is contagious.

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