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, Executive Chairman

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 technology officer and 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 technology officer and 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 MIT and BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Before his studies at MIT, Serge served for five years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

 

Andrew Brown

President and CEO

Andrew Brown has grown and scaled technology companies in software, engineering services, printing and manufacturing. He has balanced a career as an operating executive, entrepreneur and advisor to companies undergoing dramatic change and fast growth.
Andrew was responsible for leading VUTEK, the world’s leading commercial inkjet business with software development efforts and manufacturing in the US and overseas, and distribution in over 100 countries worldwide. He also led EFI’s global services teams and managed up to 700 people globally. He has been CEO or founder of multiple start-ups including an artificial intelligence company, a software business, a bottled water company and an eCommerce infrastructure company. Earlier in his career he advised technology companies as a consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm.
Andrew has participated in or led over a dozen M&A transactions, ranging in value from $10 million to $40 billion. Additionally he has led the post-acquisition planning efforts for many of these transactions. He also consulted independently to Fortune 500 companies and to Private Equity firm clients. Andrew has also led an investment firm where he has taken ownership and operating partner positions in his companies.
Andrew also led a multi-year operation, organization, and strategy project for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks General Manager and accountable to the Mayor of San Francisco. Andrew is a dual US and UK citizen and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a joint honours degree in Economics and Mathematics B.Sc. from the University of Bristol in England. Andrew is married with two sons.

 

Leadership team

Ivan Babichuk

Manages Ukraine development team. Expert in building Software Engineering organizations for companies from early-stage startups to matured IPOs.

Jeff Relue

Jeff Relue joined EduNav in January 2015 as its vice president of sales. Passionate about education and technology’s role in driving student success, Jeff has committed his entire career to supporting higher education. He’s held a variety of sales leadership roles prior to EduNav including McGraw-Hill, WebCT, Wimba, Tegrity and Educate Online. Jeff joined EduNav from Educate Online (now Meteor Learning) where he led business development. Previously, he was a regional sales leader at both McGraw Hill Higher Education and Wimba. He’s also held senior sales roles at Tegrity, WebCT, and in higher education publishing. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Wabash College.

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.

 

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.