Greg is an Entrepreneur in Residence at City Light. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation, a leading educational software company now serving more than 3 million children with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. As President, Greg created and led the product development team, shipping the award-winning mCLASS® handheld formative assessment platform. He took over and revamped the company’s sales division, landing key state and district sales and tripling the company’s revenue in 18 months. As Chief Scientist, he designed highly effective professional development techniques and created the company’s analytics and data mining division, turning raw data into new insights about student learning progressions. The company was sold to News Corporation in December 2010.
Prior to founding Wireless Generation, Greg served as Product Manager for InterDimensions, a Web solutions firm; as Product Manager for Clique.com, a New York based e-commerce startup; and as an associate at the Carlyle Group, where he focused on investments in new media, healthcare, and systems integration businesses.
Greg has experience teaching mathematics, physics, and computer science to all ages from grades 4 through postgraduate. He worked for the Champion International Middle School Partnership, where he developed technology-assisted teaching methods for 6th grade mathematics. During college, he taught in the University of Chicago’s Summer Math Program, where he helped develop innovative math experiences for grades 7-12.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago, an MBA and Master’s in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He currently serves on the boards of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Concord Consortium, and the Oliver Program.