Mr. Longo is current Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and President of Knowmatters, Inc., a US-based education firm focused on cognitive learning and artificial intelligence. Mr. Longo has specific expertise in CEO strategic and operational support, sales, marketing, executive general management and strategic planning.
Mr. Longo previously held senior positions with Apple Inc., Carnegie Learning, Studywiz, SchoolOne and NeXT Inc. During his tenure at Apple and NeXT his duties included responsibilities in both the K12 and Higher Education markets. Mr. Longo worked with Steve Jobs three times. He headed up the K12 market and later was President of Apple’s PowerSchool Division, leading it to three consecutive years of increased growth in revenue, profit and market share. This included recognition as the Software Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) CODIE winner each year, for Best Software in its category.
Mr. Longo was President, CEO and Vice Chairman at Carnegie Learning, a leading adaptive math software developer and publisher. He successfully launched the Carnegie Mellon’s spinout penetrating 40% of the largest 100 US School Districts in its first 36 months, while tripling revenue each year. At Carnegie Learning he was recognized as an Ernst & Young Software Entrepreneur of the Year and was twice invited to present to the US governors at their Education Technology Summit. At both PowerSchool and Carnegie Learning his teams secured 99% Customer Retention Rates.
Mr. Longo was Executive Vice President at Studywiz, and was responsible for the expansion of sales to K12 schools in North America and for developing strategic relationships with major industry partners including Apple, Google and Microsoft. Mr. Longo was CEO of SchoolOne, an education technology company that developed and marketed web-based, enterprise, information software solutions to the K12 market, their clients included all of the Catholic Schools in the Silicon Valley.
Dan was raised on a grain and cattle farm South East of Weyburn, SK. Dan’s professional career began in Calgary gaining designation as a Licensed Land Agent from the Government of Alberta working in the energy field with large pipeline projects, extensive well programs and EUB, Surface Rights Boards and court hearings. He’s obtained Levels 1, 2 & 3 of CAPPA Oil and Gas Production Accounting and is a Certified Technical Associate of Recycling Systems. He strongly believes in continued education and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Dan comes from a very extensive board experience background that includes oil and gas companies, waste disposal and recycling, real estate development companies, oil field, service rig and drilling companies, charities, along with many others. Currently Dan is the Chair of the Board of Valleyview Petroleums Ltd.; a privately owned oil and gas producer based in Weyburn. Dan is also a director and the Secretary for Panther Drilling Corp., Chairman of HalBrite Energy Group and was the founder and Chairman of Goliath Disposal and Recycling. He also sits as a director of the Weyburn and District Hospital Foundation and is a past director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
Dan feels very fortunate to farm and ranch with his mother and brothers and to provide his children the opportunity to grow up on a working farm. With his lovely wife, Tana, they have two children, David and Isabelle. They enjoy being involved in their kids numerous activities and love to travel as a family.
Todd was an integral part of the MakerBot marketing team that successfully launched their physical NY store. Todd was selected as one of the 100 most influential individuals for 2013 in the 3D printing industry.