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.

Brook Bock


About Brook

Brook leads Lightspeed's product strategy and growth, ensuring educators and school staff are set up to succeed in keeping their students safe and enhancing learning outcomes.

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.

Sheridan Doerr

EVP, Client Success

About Sheridan

Sheridan brings a client-centric approach to make sure schools can effectively leverage Lightspeed solutions by creating a holistic, world-class experience for districts of all sizes.

Jamie Ryan

EVP, Operations & General Counsel

About Jamie

Jamie uses his operational, corporate development, and legal experience to ensure fantastic customer service and enable transformative growth.

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.

Rob Chambers

VP, Platform Strategy

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.

Kevin Chiang

VP, Finance

About Kevin

Kevin ensures every department remains data-driven and focused on the metrics that drive our growth and success.
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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance