Lupita joined PlanetHS in July, 2015
Lupita brings 15 years of experience in the education technology space. At Promethean, she was a core member of the executive team who built the company from its early start in US to a recognized market leader and served as its CMO and VP of Latin American Markets. Lupita held key positions at Apple and Electronic Data Systems (EDS) . She began her career as a school teacher in her native Mexico, where she also founded and operated a Marketing Research company. She is a Board Member of the Cobb Schools Foundation in Georgia.
Lupita holds a BBA in Marketing from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and completed Executive Education Programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and at Harvard Business School
From his own experience with two daughters involved in high school activities, Joe found the inspiration and drive to build a company dedicated to bringing communities together to enable student-life programs and develop critical success skills. With a passion for innovation, customer satisfaction and leveraging emerging technologies, Joe recruited a talented and dynamic team and PlanetHS comprehensive platform was created and soon adopted and preferred by many. Joe has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, venture capital and technology start-ups and has launched over 20 businesses in the technology, school fundraising, manufacturing and retail sectors. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and the London School of Economics, Joe received his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Scott joined PlanetHS in April. Scott has been a leader of turnaround and start-up media companies, has led buyout transactions with total value of $1.2 billion and acts as an investor, advisor and leader in young growth businesses. He served as CEO of Films Media Group, the largest library of educational video in North America, where he led the transition of the business from traditional to digital distribution. Scott is also an investor / advisor with Tales2Go and BizHive, RM Innovation and E-Medical University. Scott received his MBA from Columbia and AB from Harvard University.
Tony has been a part of the PlanetHS team since August 2013. Tony has been involved in the field of education and athletics for over 25 years in a myriad of roles including teaching Business and Marketing Classes, Coordinating Cooperative Education Programs, instructing for the Tennessee Department of Education, and coaching athletics. His excellence as a teacher earned him Teacher of the Year honors in Tennessee and he has twice been recognized by the Tennessee State Legislature for excellence in the field of coaching. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree from East Tennessee State University, a Master’s Degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
Cynthia has been with PlanetHS since February 2014. Cynthia has over 15 years of experience in marketing, community building, training, sales and fundraising in the private and non-profit sectors. Her diverse background includes working with various national organizations such as the YMCA, United Way, AmeriCorps and the Alzheimer's Association, as well as local platforms including school districts, healthcare providers, and local government. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
Eric joined PlanetHS in November 2013. Eric began his career in fundraising with Henco, Inc. Between 1987 and 2013 Eric worked with principals, teachers and parent volunteers to provide solutions that enabled students to have opportunities above and beyond their school’s budget limitations.
Program & Development Manager, Level II Technical Support Specialist, Technical Writer & Company Trainer Sarah joined the PlanetHS team as the first employee in October of 2010. Sarah’s main focus in the PlanetHS family is managing website development, coordinating and implementing school, district, and organization programs, Level II technical support for the company and schools, company lead trainer, training schools on how to use the platform and technical writer. Sarah is also responsible for keeping employees up-to-date on new and updated web development and producing training materials. Sarah graduated from Syracuse University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and a double minor in Elementary Education and Philosophy. Sarah continued her education at Buffalo State College, with Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. Ed. She started her career as a Kindergarten Teacher for the Duval County Public Schools system.
Greg has been with PlanetHS since October 2013. Greg has worked as a graphic designer, art director, technical surveyor, project manager, post production assistant on a TV pilot, and an assistant to the producers on a film for German television. He has a Bachelor’s degree in design and illustration from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s degree in screenwriting from Columbia University.
Hannah has been with the PlanetHS since October 2013. Hannah worked in publishing for Men's Health magazine in New York, NY. She is a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars ROAR Cheerleaders and has been involved with multiple community events and organizations as a representative of the Jaguars organization. She is a member of the "F Club" athletic alumni organization after being a 4-year member of the University of Florida Dazzlers dance team. Hannah graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Advertising in 2012.
Andrew has been with PlanetHS since February 2014. Prior to working for PlanetHS, Andrew worked for the Van Andel Institute, a cancer research institute in Grand Rapids, and for Word to All International, a non-profit organization. Andrew graduated from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Ellie has been with PlanetHS since July, 2015. Ellie’s background is in interpersonal communication and marketing. Ellie completing an internship with Essex Homes, a successful new home builder in Columbia, SC, while in college. Upon graduating, she obtained her insurance producer’s license and spent a year on the sales team of a local State Farm agent. She graduated in 2014 with a BA in Communications from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Ryan joined PlanetHS in February 2013. Prior to PlanetHS, Ryan worked for several newspapers and media outlets in the Palmetto State. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Laura has been working for PlanetHS since November 2012. Laura began working at 12 years old, selling hand-made decorations door to door. She worked retail through high school and college. Laura has extensive experience in the Advertising Field, buying broadcast media, creating broadcast ad spots, and selling advertising in Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. She also worked at the1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN. Laura graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Advertising.