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About Us

Always Prepped is tackling the big data problem in education by aggregating and analyzing the most important elements of a student's classroom performance on a single dashboard.

We provide a free tool for teachers to connect existing web based accounts such as Khan Academy, Engrade and others in to one centralized location.






The Team

AlwaysPrepped is built by a small team in Bethesda, Maryland. We strive to build a product and a company that teachers love. We are obsessed with data and have a penchant for simple design. If you are interested in joining us, check out our careers!






Fahad Hassan

Founder and CEO



Fahad is an entrepreneur focused on building technology companies that generate positive social impact. Fahad's first venture backed company, Daylert, which he founded in 2006 was a mobile-social CRM and text-messaging platform to help college students graduate on time. Daylert was acquired in 2008 by Intelliworks. Intelliworks was acquired in January 2012 by Global Education Services provider Hobsons. They currently serve over 7,000 colleges and universities around the world. For speaking engagements, please contact us at Help@alwaysprepped.com.






Steven P. Mullins

CFO



Steve Mullins is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for multiple technology companies in the Washington, DC region. Currently, Mr. Mullins is the CFO for several organizations including: Bisnow Media, a Washington, DC based media organization in 17 cities nationwide with 26 publications, 355,000 subscribers, and over 230 events per year; KZO Innovations, a Herndon, VA based provider of social collaboration video software used by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to securely create or upload video products; Koofers, Inc., a Reston, VA based social learning company that is helping transform higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration; Farragut Capital Partners, a Chevy Chase, MD based investment management firm providing private capital to finance outstanding lower-middle market companies and management teams; and American Majority, a Purcellville, VA based non-profit specializing in political training of candidates and grass roots volunteers. Read more







Chris Mott

Director of School Development



Chris has spent the last 6 years in sales & marketing organizations in a variety of different industries. Most recently Chris has worked as a National Digital Media Executive at WeddingWire & LivingSocial.

Likes: Cooking, Soccer, Running, Reading, & Dancing in the rain






Jonathan 'J5' Cook

Lead Developer



J5 is a veteran developer and man about town. When he's not hosting board game or karaoke nights with his friends in the NoVA Geek Club, you may find him enjoying time with his daughter, writing poetry or playing the guitar (badly). Jonathan's been programming for the web since cookies were a new thing, and comes to Always Prepped from AddThis.

Likes: Board Games, Karaoke, The Simpsons, Cinema, Hats, Short Circuit






Reed Spool

Front End Architect



Reed is a hilarious party guest, and fan of nerd-stuff. Reed is an award-winning magician, and a true wizard on the Ultimate Frisbee court. After picking up Web Development on the streets of suburban Boston, he decided to use his powers for good. He swiftly joined the Always Prepped team.

Likes: Ultimate Frisbee, Conjuring, Avatar the Last Airbender, XKCD, Cooking






Basil

Java Developer



Basil (pronounced /ˈbæzɪl/, /ˈbeːzɪl/, or 'bɑçɨl/) has loved mathematics and logic from a young age, and is passionate about making the world a better place. After discovering she could do both at Always Prepped, she enthusiastically joined the team.

Likes: Board Games, Hiking, Word Puzzles, Vegan Snacks, Robert Burns






Brian Skrab

Engineering Advisor



Brian has been writing software since before it was cool. Having spent the last few years in the education sector, he found his passion – building tools that make technology work for educators.

Likes: Good food, traveling, apples, chainsaws, public radio/television






Jeff Wong

Design Advisor



Jeff is a designer of contrasts: industrial, graphic, environmental, video, 3d, branding, strategy, user experience, interface, and he's is fiercely competitive at all of it. He has a penchant for elegant design, collaborative brainstorming and simplicity. Jeff's the first person we call when it comes to bringing focus and creativity to the table.

Likes: Apple, technology, cars, volleyball, video games, photography and blogging.





Board of Directors




Hooman Radfar

Board Member



Hooman is an investor and entrepreneur with demonstrated experience in venture strategy, operations, financing, and M&A. He is co-founder & chairman of AddThis, the world's largest social sharing and targeting platform reaching 1.3 billion unique users monthly. AddThis social plugins and analytics are used by over 14 million web sites. AddThis' social targeting platform enables over 500 brands to reach connected audiences around the world in real-time via ad exchanges.





John Burke

Board Member



John is a founder of True Ventures, with a passion in early stage investing and growing companies. For eight years, he lived through the balancing act of building his own company at BMI Software, which he founded in 1989 and sold in 1997. He began his venture career at ABS Ventures in 1999, working with Phil Black, and then, after the acquisition of Alex Brown and Sons by Deutsche Bank, continued on with DB Capital Partners. Before founding True, John was a Managing Member with Blacksmith Capital. He recently crossed an important threshold in his professional life: he has now been a venture capitalist longer than he was a CEO. More...





Fahad Hassan, the Founder and CEO is also a member of the Always Prepped Board of Directors.




Investors

Always Prepped is led by True Ventures and an amazing cast of angel investors. Some key angels include, Red Sea Venture Partners, Hooman Radfar, the Founder and Chairman of data giant Addthis. And Todd Gibby, President of Higher Education at Hobsons.