Chief Operating Officer Donna Regenbaum and Chief Technology Officer Israel Ben-Ishai Bring Extensive Experience to Leader in Online Differentiated Instruction
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Nov. 11, 2013– Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, today announced the appointment of two industry leaders to its executive team. Donna Regenbaum is the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and Israel Ben-Ishai is now Chief Technology Officer.
“Donna and Israel both bring extensive experience and strong leadership abilities to help take Achieve3000 to the next level,” said Saki Dodelson, Founder and CEO. “We’re excited to add their talent to our leadership team.”
Regenbaum has more than 20 years of experience in leadership and marketing positions in organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies across the education and technology industries. Prior to joining Achieve3000, she was Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy, Product and Marketing Officer at Archipelago Learning, a software-as-a-service provider of digital education products to schools around the world. Regenbaum also previously held executive and other positions at Current Energy, Dell, Nokia Mobile Phones, and Bain & Company. She earned a bachelor of arts in history and economics from Stanford University, and a master’s of business administration from Harvard University.
Ben-Ishai is an industry professional with more than 30 years of experience growing technology organizations. A certified Project Management Professional and a SCRUM Master, he has led engineering and development efforts at companies such as Novell Inc., PlateSpin Ltd., Bioscrypt Inc., Certicom, and Bell Northern Research/Northern Telecom. Ben-Ishai has deep expertise helping companies increase capacity by developing their technology platforms and recruiting the high quality IT staff necessary to support rapid customer growth. He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Politecnico Di Milano in Milan, Italy, and completed an intensive executive training program at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Achieve3000® is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving millions of students across the United States. For more than 14 years, the company has been consistently helping students achieve significant Lexile reading gains—often double-to-triple the expected gains, compared to non-users of the system.
Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000 solutions deliver engaging, nonfiction content that supports core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learning, special education, and other instructional models. eScience3000® (for grades 6-8), KidBiz3000® (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (for grades 6-8), Empower3000™ (for grades 9-12) and Spark3000® (for adult learners) are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English language arts as well as New York State standards. Achieve3000 supports 21st century education initiatives across content areas and is raising student performance across the country. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J.