Our Values

Grounded in our values, our team brings a diverse range of experiences and perspectives to the table.

Empathy

At Mursion, we cultivate empathy.

Empathy is at the core of all we do. We make time to communicate and listen before we take action. We make decisions based on reasoned analysis and authentic care for the aspirations of our partners and colleagues.

Paul Egan

Paul Egan

Marketing Manager

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Laura Vivio

Laura Vivio

Foreign Language Simulation Specialist & Trainer

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 Max Jackson

Max Jackson

Sr. Client Engagement Manager

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Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Simulation Specialist Manager & Designer

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Sarah French

Sarah French

Director of Simulation

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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
close
I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
close
I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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We are results-oriented innovators who create dynamic solutions to complex problems by encouraging transparency, creativity, and iteration. We are energized by thought-provoking conversations and the diverse perspectives of our partners and peers.

Candace Brown

Candace Brown

Director of People, Culture, and Talent Acquisition

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Sarah LePage

Sarah LePage

Business Development Director

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Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

Director, Business Operations & Strategic Priorities

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Amy Parente

Amy Parente

Client Engagement Manager

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I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
close
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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Morgan Russell

Morgan Russell

Director of Interactive Design & Performance

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Toni Bonaccorso

Toni Bonaccorso

Operations Manager

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Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Sr. Director of Engineering

Gerald Price

Gerald Price

Operations Manager, Staffing

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Eric Berger

Simulation Specialist

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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Genevieve Perdue

Genevieve Perdue

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Elise Barberis

Lead Simulation Specialist

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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.

Check out the Stats

  • 10,000+
    Simulations a week
  • 50+
    Countries
  • 20+
    Languages

Mursion Board

We have a talented board of investors and advisors who help us innovate and grow.

Senior Leadership

Our senior management team executes on Mursion’s vision, leading our departments toward success, daily.

  • Mark Atkinson

    Mark Atkinson

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Arjun Nagendran

    Arjun Nagendran

    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

  • Kimberly Cook

    Kimberly Cook

    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Chris Laidley

    Chris Laidley

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Navneet “Nav” Goel

    Navneet “Nav” Goel

    Chief Product Officer

  • Nikki Eatchel

    Nikki Eatchel

    Chief Learning Officer

  • Sara Bokhari

    Sara Bokhari

    Head Of People & Culture

  • Katya Levitan-Reiner

    Katya Levitan-Reiner

    Chief Of Staff

  • Gwen Baker

    Gwen Baker

    Sr. Vice President, Client Success

Where We Work

  • We're a CA based company
    headquartered in
    San Francisco

  • 85%

    of our workforce work remotely across the United States

Careers

We believe the essential skills that guide us through conflict and stress can be learned, developed, and perfected. We bring together the best in technology and live human interaction to fulfill our vision of unlocking empathic potential through immersive practice. Each day and every person matters. To join us in our mission, visit our Careers page.

Careers Page
“We all share a singleness of purpose--we want Mursion to succeed and become even more innovative. ”

Doug MacKay, Director of Business Development

“Our core value at Mursion is empathy. That doesn't mean we are all highly empathic beings at all times, but it does mean we strive for empathy, which makes for great working relationships. ”

Dr. Carrie Straub, Executive Director of Educational Programs and Research

“I love working with and for an organization whose goal is to help people have more thoughtful, courageous and thus productive conversations. I feel like I'm making a tangible impact on the world and with people. ”

Lorren Cotton, Lead Simulation Specialist

“I admire how passionate everyone is about working at Mursion. I am constantly inspired by their examples, and it is a place where everyone lifts each other up and our uniqueness is celebrated. I've never worked for a company that values authenticity so much, which really aligns with my own core values ”

Jenna Zhu, Simulation Specialist

“At Mursion, we empower people with the courage to be human. I’ve recognized the easiest way to create safe spaces with my colleagues and clients is to demonstrate authenticity and vulnerability myself. It can be scary to shed the shield of artifice and baseless niceties for truth, but there are few experiences more rewarding than truly connecting with those around you. ”

Elise Barberis, Lead Simulation Specialist

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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success in collaboration with the service, operations, and success teammates. In this role she leverages experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her 25 year career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners a dual role that focused on internal operations and innovations and building a strategic advising portfolio at the intersection fo curriculum, instruction, and technology. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.
Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects created tools to practice consultative selling and to investigate the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution. In the latter, the created a virtual garden of Versaille.