D. Quinn Mills, Ph.D. - Chairman
D. Quinn Mills, an educator and thought leader, has served as chairman of MindEdge, Inc. since its founding in 1998. Dr. Mills, who has taught at Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management, consults with major corporations and governments, and lectures on management, leadership, strategy, economics, and geopolitics. He is also an expert on the differences between Asian and Western leadership styles. Dr. Mills recently authored three studies of executive leadership: Principles of Management; Leadership: How to Lead, How to Live; and Principles of Human Resource Management, all published by MindEdge Press. His most recent book, Master of Illusions: Presidential Leadership, Strategic Independence and America's Public Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2007), explores America's role in the world in the aftermath of the second Iraq War. Dr. Mills earned his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University, both in economics. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Jefferson Flanders - President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer for MindEdge, Inc., Mr. Flanders has overseen the company's strategic and operational direction since 2005. An author and educator with a long-standing interest in how people learn and innovate, Mr. Flanders has led the company's narrative learning initiative, including the development of simulations and scenario-based instruction. Mr. Flanders brings more than twenty years experience in media and publishing to his role at MindEdge, including stints with Harvard Business School Publishing and the New York Times Company, where he served in varied management positions. Mr. Flanders has taught in New York University's Journalism Department, Boston University's School of Management, Babson College, and the American Press Institute. He contributes to MindEdge's Clarity website and comments on the issues of the day at Neither Red nor Blue. Mr. Flanders has a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from Columbia University.
Sandra Diodati - Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for MindEdge, Inc., Ms. Diodati oversees all daily operations of the company. Focusing on project management functions, Ms. Diodati works closely with both the new business and technology teams to ensure the smooth delivery of MindEdge systems and programs. Ms. Diodati manages all aspects of partner customer service, database management, and technology design and testing. She received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College in 1997. Previously, she worked as a computer assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., specializing in market analysis and systems auditing for the financial services industry.
William F. Connolly - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Connolly oversees the overall financial plan and accounting practices at MindEdge, Inc.. Mr. Connolly has a wide range of accounting and managerial experience from nearly four decades of service in operational and corporate staff capacities at The Boston Globe and The New York Times Co. While Controller/Business Manager at the Globe, Mr. Connolly oversaw the implementation of an enterprise wide general ledger system; he established a corporate center for integrated financial, payroll, and benefits accounting as President of the New York Times Shared Services Center. He has also provided strategic and operational oversight to the Globe Santa Fund Trust which provides holiday gifts to underprivileged children in the Greater Boston area. Mr. Connolly holds a bachelors of science from Boston College.
Michael Warner - Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer for MindEdge, Inc., Mr. Warner manages the company's technical development efforts, including software programming, hardware, maintenance and support, and data management. He is the chief programmer and architect for the MindEdge websites and web applications. Prior to joining MindEdge, Mr. Warner mastered several computer languages and developed custom eCommerce and CMS solutions for companies and institutions including Doble Engineering and Harvard University. Mr. Warner holds an MS in Instructional Technology from SUNY Potsdam as well as numerous certificates. In addition, Mr. Warner is fluent in Russian and German, having studied Russian at the post-graduate level at SUNY Albany and at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
Mark Sullivan - Senior Director of Strategic Alliances
Mr. Sullivan is responsible for MindEdge, Inc.'s customer and partner relationships as well as overseeing the development of strategic alliances. He brings a deep and varied background in sales management and training to MindEdge. At the Boston Globe, Mr. Sullivan served as the Divisional Sales Manager, Retail Advertising; Division Sales Manager (Help Wanted and Real Estate); Globe Magazine Manager; Manager of Training; Manager of Sales Development; and Senior Manager, Telephone Sales Classified Advertising. After leaving the Boston Globe, Mr. Sullivan helped lead a sales team for a regional sportswear company for five years. Mr. Sullivan holds an undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State University and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is certified in several sales methodologies, including Zenger Miller, Investment in Excellence, and Professional Selling Skills.
Lindsey Collins Sudbury - Senior Editor
As Senior Editor for MindEdge, Inc., Ms. Sudbury develops and edits course content and creates interactive, engaging, and accessible web-based learning resources. She oversees the editorial, quality assurance, and continuous improvement programs. Previously, she developed content and performed editorial work for both Pearson and Holt. As an instructor with the University of Florida Department of Continuing Education program, Ms. Sudbury gained extensive experience teaching online. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and an M.A. in English and a Certificate in Educational Technology Production from the University of Florida. Her work in New Media and Rhetoric and Composition has been published in the online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures.
Thomas R. Mitro - Director, Strategic Alliances
Mr. Mitro develops and oversees strategic alliances with MindEdge partners. Prior to joining MindEdge, Inc., Mr. Mitro was an executive at IntraLearn, a leading provider of eLearning applications, where as Vice President of Marketing, he directed corporate and product marketing programs and managed new business development. Mr. Mitro was also instrumental in the transition of IntraLearn from a consulting, multimedia and Internet applications development company to a premiere provider of distance learning software products and services. Mr. Mitro also developed and taught online courses in Strategic Marketing for UmassOnline, and taught undergraduate courses in Effective Communications at Hesser College. Mr. Mitro has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of sales, marketing and business development and held management positions at several venture backed companies including ONTOS and IMI. Mr. Mitro has a BS degree from Boston University and attended leadership and management training programs at Babson College.