Lightspeed Systems® Leadership

Brian Thomas

President & CEO

About Brian

Brian creates a unified mission to protect and serve all students — and guides all divisions within the company toward achieving it.

Kirk Orgeldinger


About Kirk

Kirk uses his decades of financial and operational experience in high-growth tech companies to drive Lightspeed’s continued growth and rapid scalability.

Eileen Shihadeh


About Eileen

Eileen brings more than 20 years of experience in the education technology industry to her leadership of our global marketing, brand strategy, and growth efforts.

Amy Bennett

Chief of Staff

About Amy

Amy uses her decades of experience in ed-tech and over ten years at Lightspeed to coordinate communication across departments, keeping everything running smoothly — even in the midst of rapid growth.

Chris Travis


About Chris

Chris ensures that every purchase schools make is for the right solutions that will drive them toward their goals.

Carson McMillan


About Carson

Carson crafts a vision of Lightspeed Systems solutions that give schools what they need — and things they didn't know they needed.

Rob Chambers

VP, Customer Success

About Rob

Rob makes sure from implementation through ongoing use, schools get the greatest, quickest results from our solutions.

Mike Durando

VP, Strategic Partnerships

About Mike

Mike drives the industry relationships that make it easy to buy our solutions with your devices or through your favorite partner.

Learie Hercules

VP, Data & Analytics

About Learie

Learie uses his experience and expertise with big data to drive smarter analytics solutions for our customers and data-based decisions for Lightspeed.
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