About EduNav

EduNav’s founders share a long history of working together to support higher education. For more than a decade, these experts comprised the core executive and engineering teams at Tegrity and BetterKnow. They launched EduNav with a simple goal: develop an engineering solution that helps move the needle on persistence and completion.

The team brings unparalleled experience in deep integration with core systems, with more than one thousand integrations with student information systems, learning management systems, and authentication authorities. In partnership with key colleges and universities, they’ve built the most sophisticated academic planning solution in the market.

Our leaders

Isaac Segal

Founder, president, and chief executive officer

Over more than two decades, Isaac Segal has built successful companies that harness, shape, and push technology to address higher education’s evolving challenges. He created EduNav to arm colleges and universities with academic planning software that empowers every student to see and pursue their best path to completion, while providing greater clarity and insight for institutions themselves to optimize course capacities and resources.

Prior to starting EduNav, Isaac founded BetterKnow, which transformed the way instructors discover and adopt course materials, as well as how students access those materials. BetterKnow was acquired by Follett in 2013 and renamed Follett Discover. More than 300 institutions use it today.

Isaac started his career in 1995 at Tegrity, which created the lecture-capture market. Under his leadership, the Tegrity team received the 1999 Israeli prime minister award for computer software and the 2013 CODiE award for best postsecondary enterprise solution. Isaac was president and CEO of Tegrity when McGraw-Hill acquired the company in 2010, and he became president of Tegrity McGraw-Hill, where he created MH Campus. MH Campus is the backbone of McGraw-Hill’s integration at institutions and is now used by more than 500 colleges and universities.

Isaac holds a BSc in computer engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, where he graduated summa cum laude. He holds two patents.

 

Serge Plotkin

Chief scientist

Serge Plotkin is a world-renowned expert in combinatorial optimization and an associate professor emeritus of computer science at Stanford University. He has written more than 100 technical papers for computer science journals and conferences and was granted more than 20 patents in United States and abroad.

In addition to his role as chief scientist at EduNav, Serge is a venture partner with Opus Capital. In 2001, he cofounded Decru, a network and storage security company, where he served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering. While at Decru, he was the vice chair of the Security in Storage Workgroup P1619/P1619.1, IEEE standardization committee, which worked to create a standard for storage encryption. Serge is the editor of the IEEE1619 standard. Decru became the leader in the emerging field of security for data-at-rest and was acquired by Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP).

Serge earned his PhD in computer science from Stanford and BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel. He also studied at MIT after serving five years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

 

Leadership team

Jane Snyder

Jane Snyder leads EduNav’s marketing, research and industry relations activities. Prior to joining EduNav, Jane was marketing vice president at Ellucian. In this role, she led global product marketing, was responsible for the company’s 9,000-person user conference, led the global events team, and ran field marketing.

Jeff Relue

Passionate about education and technology’s role in driving student success, Jeff Relue has committed his entire career to supporting higher education. In addition to a critical role in Tegrity’s success, Jeff has held a variety of sales leadership positions with McGraw-Hill, WebCT, Wimba, and Educate Online.

Judy Einstein

Judy Einstein manages strategic accounts and leads sales for the western region. Judy brings more than two decades of experience in higher education technology including five years as the vice president of the Community College Foundation in California.

Andrey Stepantsov

Andrey Stepantsov manages EduNav’s large research and development organization. He brings extensive experience in both conceiving new and innovative technologies and working in the trenches designing, implementing, and supporting these complex and scalable solutions. In his current role, Andrey partners with the chief scientist in establishing EduNav’s product vision and approach, and leads the team to deliver on that vision, solving the most complex problems in higher education.

Justin Falk

Justin Falk is responsible for leading the team focused on customer success. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring seamless onboarding of clients and driving EduNav’s support strategy and customer support operations. Justin led product management at the team’s previous ventures—Tegrity, McGraw-Hill Campus and BetterKnow.

Jim Thibeau

A member of the customer success team, Jim brings significant experience leading global services, service delivery and customer support at large enterprise companies. He has a history of transforming companies from a client services focus to a focus on customer success. Prior to joining EduNav, Jim held executive services roles at a number of higher education companies including Blackbaord, Wimba, WebCT and Educate Online.

Lyssa Vanderbeek

A true innovator specializing in developing products for higher education, Lyssa Vanderbeek leads product management at EduNav. Lyssa has held several previous product management leadership roles at companies including Macmillan and Cengage Learning. She was Aplia’s fifth employee, leading the company’s product management through its growth to 300 employees.

 

Partner with us

We are committed to helping colleges and universities improve student persistence and completion with the smartest possible investments of time and resources. We welcome partnerships with organizations that are just as dedicated to student persistence. Are you propelling completion in new ways? Giving students better guidance along their academic journey? Helping to strengthen institutional support? Let’s talk about how we can work together.

Join the team

Reinvent education. And yourself.

At EduNav, we’re always pursuing the next iteration, the next idea, the next aha. Are you insatiably curious? Hard working and determined? Do you have a knack for creating clarity from complexity? Do you yearn to be part of a responsive, high-performance team? Drop us a note. We’d love to talk.

INVESTORS

Learn Capital

LearnCapital is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on funding entrepreneurs with a vision for better and smarter learning. They believe that the future is shaped by the way we teach and learn in the present, and that we’re in the middle of one of the great revolutions in the history of education. New technology platforms, applications, and services are not only amplifying and augmenting classroom learning, but creating a world in which any Internet-enabled device can become a classroom on demand.

Opus Capital Partners

Opus Capital is a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments in information technology in the United States and Israel. They have more than $1 billion under management and are actively investing their sixth fund. Over the past two decades, they’ve been involved in more than 80 successful outcomes, including 50 IPOs. The investment team has played integral roles as investors in the early stages of many successful companies including Adaptec, Bridge Communications, DoubleClick, FedEx, Harmonic, Galileo, Informatica, Phone.com, QED, and Vantive.