Our Team

Hi, we're Edlio!

We're engineers, designers, project managers, and support staff who believe educators should have simple, innovative tools to communicate with parents and each other. Our vision is to create better educational outcomes, empowering K-12 schools and districts across the U.S., Canada and Latin America with enterprise-level technology and professional services educators deserve.

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Recently named one of Built In LA's Best Places to Work 2019, we're always looking for new talent!

The Management Team

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Ali Arsan
Chief Executive Officer
Ali has been working in educational technology for 18 years, and founded one other company prior to Edlio. He's visited hundreds of schools to be able to build products that help improve educational outcomes. He loves learning from educators and having the opportunity to visit a school and learn about what makes it special. On the weekends and outside the office, he spends most of his time with his three daughters and wife. He also enjoys ping-pong, long-distance running, and learning about sharks.
Anni Baghdasarian
Anni Baghdasarian
Chief Operating Officer
Anni has been with Edlio for over 10 years, and has first-hand experience in finance, project management, human resources and operations. She loves making a difference in the education space, and providing schools and districts with the tools they need for effective communication. Outside of the office, she's BBQing with friends, running, and spending time with her two sons and husband.
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Dave Higbee
Chief Technology Officer
Dave has worked as a software engineer and architect for over 10 years, and has previously held roles at Lynda.com and Demand Media. He enjoys working with a wide variety of coding tools and languages at Edlio, and working in an environment that encourages curiosity. When he's not in the office, he's spending time with family, exercising, and learning about new innovations in tech.
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Pavan Batchu
Chief Product Officer
Pavan joined Edlio via the Sangha acquisition, where he was the co-founder and CEO. He previously held product management roles at Skype (Microsoft), Yahoo, Oracle, and was a co-founder and CEO at Phulaxis. He's driven by the joy of building solutions that make a meaningful impact to customers, and when he's not in the office, he's spending time with his wife, son and daughter.
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Cindy Yates
Chief Revenue Officer
Cindy has over 20 years of experience in the educational technology sales space. She is passionate about leading sales and marketing teams, implementing innovative strategies, and accelerating growth. In her free time, she loves to travel (she's visited 39 countries so far!) and is a member of the Women in Technology and Women in the Boardroom associations.
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Erik Wissig
Chief Financial Officer
Profile coming soon.
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Yvonne Miller
VP of Client Services
Yvonne has been with Edlio for over 11 years, and has previously held roles in teaching and nonprofit managements. She enjoys overseeing the production, technical support, and client success teams at Edlio, and holds an M.A. in Education and a California teaching credential. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, watching movies, sewing and quilting, exploring LA and traveling.
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Rodrigo Alarcón
VP of Operations for LATAM
Rodrigo has been working in the educational technology space for over 10 years, promoting and implementing technology in thousands of schools throughout Latin America. He is passionate about meeting market needs with new technologies that improve education. In his free time, he likes spending time with family and friends, golfing on the weekends, and enjoying an afternoon walk in the park with his wife and 1-year-old daughter.
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Srikanth Thadakamalla
SVP of Engineering
Srikanth comes to Edlio via the Sangha team, where he was a cofounder. For over 20 years, he has been working in the technology sector in various roles, including engineering leadership roles at Oracle and Yahoo. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family and play golf.
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Srivatsan Srinivasan
SVP of Engineering
Srivatsan joined Edlio via the acquisition of Sangha, where he was a cofounder. He has five years of experience in the educational technology space, and enjoys having the opportunity to enhance and simplify the lives of teachers, administrators, parents and students with smart technology solutions. Outside the office, he enjoys playing guitar and golfing.
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Drew Carmichael
President, Scholantis
Drew is the President and Co-Founder of Scholantis, Edlio's Canadian Division. In the last 10 years he has worked with many organizations and school districts to manage the requirements gathering, deployment, delivery and support of multiple large scale web deployments across Canada. Since 2006 Drew has focused exclusively on the school district market, working with over 50 different school districts to successfully deploy web solutions in their environments.
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Alistair Higson
CTO, Scholantis; EVP of Product, Edlio
Alistair is a co-founder of Scholantis, Edlio's Canadian Division. For the past 10 years, he has been working in educational technology, and he loves having the opportunity to meet passionate educators and administrators, inspirational students, and helping people with high-quality solutions. Outside of the office, he's sitting by an open fire somewhere in a forest, designing and building things (it doesn't matter what!), swimming, or mountain biking.
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Bob Hickman
VP of Operations for Scholantis & Sangha
Bob has over 25 years of experience in IT technical and leadership roles, and has been in the educational technology space for the past 11 years. Outside of work he loves to cook, grill and bake, and is an avid reader. As a self-professed lifelong nerd, he also dabbles in DIY home automation and amateur astronomy. He enjoys helping people and teams meet their full potential by transforming the way they communicate.
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Tracy Wehringer
VP of Marketing
Tracy comes to Edlio with more than 25 years of marketing, business development, product and general management experience in global markets for insurance, software and SaaS technologies. Her strength as a senior marketing professional is to increase Edlio market share, improve its competitive positioning and valuation through the development and implementation of organic and strategic growth initiatives. Outside the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid golfer, and loves to travel.

Meet the Team

Over 150 strong, with offices in Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Mountain View, Mexico City and Vancouver.

29 cumulative years design experience
Design
Our creative staff filters the latest design and UX trends through years of experience to showcase every school's brand in fresh and exciting ways.
over 350,000 teachers and admins on Edlio platforms
Client Services
Our consultative support team is more than just tech support. They get websites and apps launched, and advise clients on how to get the most from their solutions.
over 10,000 websites and apps powered by Edlio
Sales & Marketing
Our ambassadors are on the front lines with clients, advocating for features and services educators want and demonstrating the value of Edlio to schools.
291 customer interviewers conducted
Product
Our product team combines best practices with real customer feedback to develop new features, tools, and offerings that are intuitive for K-12 communities.
12 former educators on staff
Accounting & Office Support
Our logistics staff doesn't just keep the lights on. They ensure all our departments have everything they need to deliver for our clients.
56 dev languages mastered
Development
Our programmers and engineers write beautiful code to bring designs, features, and functionality to life--quickly and securely.