The foundation of our performance About Lightspeed Systems®

The YouTube controls are fantastic, giving my teachers and students access to the educationally focused content they need for learning while keeping them safe on the platform.

Brian MerrillEducation Technology Analyst

It was amazing to me how quickly—within one to two days of having conversations—that we were able to get this up and running (for over 100,000 students) and set up on multiple platforms.

Lightspeed Filter worked well yesterday. It helped a lot on our first day of eLearning. Thank you for providing a good product and great support.

Valerie PontiusSystems Engineer

We needed insight into where all these Chromebooks are going, what apps students are using, how long they are on them … All these things have become really important for us to analyze and make good decisions to ensure we are getting a return on investment for the software.

Jim FarmerChief Technology Officer

It was amazing to me how quickly—within one to two days of having conversations—that we were able to get this up and running and set up on multiple platforms.

Dr. Tina BarriosAssistant Superintendent of Information Systems and Technology

Who we are

Lightspeed Systems® is dedicated to providing time-saving solutions and empowering districts to focus where it matters most—students and learning. Lightspeed provides one integrated platform of cloud-managed solutions: Security & Compliance, Safety & Wellness, and Engagement & Impact, purpose-built for school networks and devices. Lightspeed solutions are designed to surface insights and facilitate workflows needed to ensure a safe, secure, and compliant learning environment that works on any device, anywhere learning takes place.

As a committed partner in privacy and security for 25 years, Lightspeed ensures secure student data with technical and administrative safeguards in place. And with a keen understanding of the staff and resource shortages in primary education, Lightspeed has focused resources on client success to provide implementation guidance, support, and an easy procurement process. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Lightspeed serves more than 23 million students using 15 million devices in 31,000 schools throughout 42 countries.

Creating Online Safety for All Students The Team Driving Our Mission

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Brian Thomas

President and CEO

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Kirk Orgeldinger


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Craig Chanoff


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Carson McMillan


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Chris Travis

EVP, Sales

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Jamie Ryan

EVP, Operations & General Counsel

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Amy Bennett

Chief of Staff

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Rob Chambers

VP, Platform Strategy

Mike Durando

VP, Strategic Partnerships

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Kevin Chiang

VP, Finance

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Brook Bock

Product Advisor to the CEO

25 years of keeping students safe

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems® has served schools and kept students safe online. Our mission in helping K-12 communities provide safe, secure, and equitable education—effortlessly—serves as our daily roadmap.

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1EdTech TrustEd Apps Pledge Endorsed
Apple Premium Partner certification
AWS Partner Education Software certification
Access 4 Learning Community Tag
Built In 2023 Best Places to Work award
Tech and Learning 2023 Back to School Award
BETT 2023 Award
Google Cloud Partner certification
Microsoft Partner Education Specialist certification
Student Privacy Pledge Certification
2023 ISTE Tech and Learning Best of Show