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Timothy J. Keller, President and CEO
Tim is an entrepreneur with 17 years experience in product development and program management. Mr. Keller developed entrepreneurial skills helping launch and grow Honeywell Power Systems where he served as a Principal Engineer and was one of the original team members of the start-up venture. As founder of Progressive Language, he worked closely with top linguists to develop PLI's learning methodology and language analysis tools. Mr. Keller has five patents pending, has traveled extensively in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, speaks Spanish and is learning German. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Arizona State University.

 

 

Lance Berrenberg, Executive Vice President
Lance holds B.S. and M.B.A degrees and currently directs all distributor affairs for Progressive Language. An entrepreneur and a businessman with more than 30 years of business and management experience, Lance brings to PLI enormous insight into the best practices of successful companies. For 15 years, Lance was Owner and President of American Polysteel, Inc. which became the largest manufacturer of insulating concrete forms in North America before he sold the business in 2000. He joined PLI as a major investor and was named Executive Vice President of PLI in February 2003.

 

 

Steve Delcarson, Director of Advisory Board
Steve brings unparalleled experience in online education and start-up expertise to PLI. He currently serves as CEO of QuickStart Intelligence Corporation, an IT Training organization. Prior to Quickstart, he guided the acquisition of Productivity Point International by Knowledge Universe. Steve was appointed to the Microsoft Advisory Council in the-mid nineties and is actively engaged in issues regarding education.

 

 

Thomas Hunsaker, Director of Business Development
Thomas currently serves Progressive Language as its Director of Business Development, with primary responsibility for overseeing new market penetration, strategic alliances, and global relations. He is a founding member of the organization. Prior to joining PLI, Thomas worked as a stockbroker with a major U.S. brokerage firm. Long fascinated by language acquisition and the power of technology in delivering educational services to increased numbers of learners, Thomas found the Progressive Language concept to be the perfect marriage of the two passions. He holds B.A., M.B.A, and M.A. degrees and speaks English and Spanish.

 

 

Sophia Bowers, Director of Marketing
Sophia currently serves as Director of Marketing for Blue Wolf & Friends, Progressive Language's video based immersion program for children. A graduate from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Sophia focused on Marketing and Global Management. She has long been interested in education and has recently developed a passion for international business, which are both key aspects of Progressive Language. Specific international marketing experience include developing International Market Assessments and Market Entry plans for a Panamanian publishing company and a Canadian construction company. Prior to attending business school, Sophia was an engineer at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies in Denver, CO for 6 years, where she gained experience in Account Management, Sales, Project Management, and Process Definition.

 

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