Jack Kerins

President & COO

Jack is President, Co-founder and COO at Backpak. He has a 40 year+ career in technology, has been involved at the executive levels of multiple IPOs and and was responsible for over 1,200 employees at ICT Group.

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Robert Chea

Chief Product Officer

Rob is Chief Product Officer at Backpak. In addition to being an expert at product design and experience, he has a deep technology background while serving as Chief Technology Officer for two public companies. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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David Morgan

Head of Sales

Dave has over 30 years of industry experience in both the public and private sector. Dave is passionate about working with Educators to meet their technology needs. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Master of Science Degree.

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Madeline De Ferrari

Head of Equitable Access

Madeline is the Head of Equitable Access at Backpak. She has over 10 years experience in video & TV production as a producer. Madeline is passionate about digital delivery of information, education and fair access to educational tools.

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Dr. Amanda Benolken

Head of Instructional Development

Dr. Amanda Benolken currently serves as a district leader in the area of educational technology and innovation. Over the past decade, she has worked as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and technology specialist. In addition, Dr. Benolken teaches graduate level courses in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and educational leadership. Her doctoral research focused on the critical student supports necessary for blended and online learning.

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Kirsten Bronkovic

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Kirsten’s unique blend of experience in both business and education creates her idealistic, yet practical approach to solving issues in today’s schools. Over the last several years, she has held strategic positions in education leadership, had the privilege of teaching, and has served both private and public schools. Before her life in education, she had a successful career in executive recruiting. Kirsten holds a Master’s degree in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Lori High

Director Business Development

Lori has over 20 years sales experience in the Publishing and Swiss Watch industries.  She is passionate about making education accessible and equitable globally.  Lori is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in Fine Arts.

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Michael Kerins, CFA, FRM

Chairman of the Board

Mike is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RobustWealth. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and has a certificate in Computational Finance from the University of Washington.

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Dr. Michael McKenna

Curriculum Committee Chair

Dr. McKenna has been in education for almost 20 years and has spent over a decade in leading high-achieving, award-winning schools. His schools have been recognized at both the state and federal level, including a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and, most recently, a Title I Distinguished School. Dr. McKenna holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. He obtained his doctorate in Educational Administration from Temple University in 2011.

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Jason Koye

Privacy Committee Chair

Jason Koye currently serve as General Counsel, North America & Worldwide Privacy Officer for Omnicom Media Group. He has over 15 years of experience, focusing on privacy, compliance and general commercial legal matters while working at international publicly traded companies and market leaders in the digital media & marketing, healthcare technology and consumer products sectors.

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Backpak Team

We don’t leave you hanging to figure out how to implement a complex digital education ecosystem. We do it for you, from delivering Chromebooks to students to answering all their technology questions.

Our Mission

Bridge the Digital Divide by Providing All K-12 Schools Equitable Access to a Best-In-Class, Fully Digital Education Ecosystem, as well as Compliant Curriculums that are both Comprehensive and Engaging.

Team

Jack Kerins

President & COO
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Robert Chea

Chief Product Officer
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David Morgan

Head of Sales
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Madeline De Ferrari

Head of Equitable Access
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Dr. Amanda Benolken

Head of Instructional Development
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Kirsten Bronkovic

Head of Strategic Partnerships
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Lori High

Director Business Development
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Board of Directors

Michael Kerins, CFA, FRM

Chairman of the Board
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Dr. Michael McKenna

Curriculum Committee Chair
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Jason Koye

Privacy Committee Chair
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