Founder and CEO
Derek manages Acceptd’s client relations and partnerships. He lives to see those moments where his clients are blown away by the excellence of his company, coupled with their service. In the rare event he’s not working on Acceptd, you will find him cycling, water skiing, or running.
Founder and President
Don oversees daily operations and strategic planning for Acceptd. If he’s not behind a whiteboard or talking with clients, he’s brainstorming opportunities to make the admissions process even better. Don is an outdoor enthusiast and can usually be spotted cliff jumping, white water rafting or entering the nearest trailhead with his wife and daughter.
Greg’s main areas of focus at Acceptd are business strategy, growth in additional verticals and developing long term, strategic partnerships. He is a highly successful entrepreneur with significant experience in online recruitment and talent management. Greg enjoys being involved in family activities with his wife and three kids, exercise, and tipping the occasional pint of Guinness.
Chief Technology Officer
Brooke leads the product team and has overall responsibility for the technology architecture and strategy. He has successfully launched and managed online technology products for start-ups such as MobileWait and Synchrony Communications as well as established companies like LexisNexis, Allstate, and Disney. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family and their pair of frenchies.
Jerry leads the university outreach efforts for Acceptd and is passionate about problem solving, building relationships, and creating opportunities. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family and dominating on the kickball field.
Account Relations Manager
Jessica's primary focus is providing a consistent, first-rate experience for Acceptd's partners. For Jessica, it’s all about setting the foundation for a long-term, mutually successful relationship. Jessica brings years of experience in client services and operational strategy. She is passionate about her pets, spending time with friends and family and relaxing poolside in the summer.
Partner Relations Manager
Samantha works directly with our partner associations and their state affiliates to make their review processes more effective and efficient. Building relationships is why she gets out of bed every morning (that, and the promise of a ridiculously huge cup of coffee). Samantha has an experienced background in advertising, marketing and account management. She enjoys playing video games, reading detective 'whodunit' novels and studying Italian art history.
Client Support Manager
Lori provides leadership to the Client Support department for both students and programs at Acceptd. She brings a diverse background with over 10 years of award winning service, marketing and operations experience. Resolving challenging opportunities, providing solutions and attention to detail is her expertise. When not providing seamless resolutions, she enjoys spending time with family, dogs and running road races.
Cory provides first-rate service to Acceptd's applicants and parents. He also coordinates and aids in the implementation of a variety of client related projects. Cory brings IT knowledge, along with extensive customer service experience from the retail industry. Cory enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing music and traveling.