Leading K-12 Analytics Firm BrightBytes Taps Education Technology Veteran to Support Large Scale State and District Implementations
Former Kaplan executive, Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili will join BrightBytes as Chief Revenue Officer
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – August 1, 2016
BrightBytes, the leading provider of K-12 learning analytics, announced today the addition of Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili as Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Basili will be responsible for spearheading the company’s growth strategies to provide K-12 school leaders with actionable, data-driven insights to make informed decisions about district investments and student interventions.
With almost two decades of experience collaborating with the leadership of the nation’s largest school districts, NGOs and foundations, including New York City Department of Education, LAUSD, Chicago Public Schools, Pinellas County, and the School District of Philadelphia, Basili brings unparalleled insight to the priorities and processes that drive K-12 decision making. Prior to joining BrightBytes, Basili focused on the implementation of college readiness initiatives in over 400 districts as General Manager of Kaplan K-12 Learning Services.
“Seppy’s experience in working with some of the most innovative school districts and programs in the country will bring a practical perspective to our product strategy, and play a critical role in supporting Brightbytes’ increasing number of larger scale partnerships,” said Traci Burgess, CEO of BrightBytes. “His passion and commitment to improving education for all students aligns well with our mission to improve the way the world learns.”
Basili has also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Catapult Learning, where he led the ed tech company’s product and professional development teams. In addition to his background in education technology, he has experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
“We’re excited to pair Seppy’s understanding of the pain points that district leaders face, with insights and tools that can help them to make informed, in-the-moment decisions that drive positive learning outcomes,” said Hisham Anwar, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at BrightBytes. “He cares deeply about the potential for research to inform decision making, and how technology can create feedback loops that foster improvement over time.”
BrightBytes tools are currently used one-in-five U.S. schools. The company’s Clarity platform combines research, data, and user-friendly design to provide fast answers for K-12 administrators grappling with technology implementation and efficacy, dropout prevention, data privacy and security, and leadership development.
About BrightBytes BrightBytes’ cutting edge analytics platform gathers research from the best experts in the world and creates evidence-based frameworks that help educational leaders make better decisions for students. More information about BrightBytes can be found at: brightbytes.net.