All About Intellidemia

“We build technology that empowers schools to be leaders in learning and efficiency.”

Intellidemia celebrates a decade with its core product, Concourse. In 2007, Concourse was the first-to-market syllabus management solution. Concourse has since grown to become the most widely-adopted enterprise syllabus tool in the world, by far. Concourse is a proven, simple-to-use platform that currently handles millions of syllabi each month.

Founded by two MBA students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Concourse solved a variety of syllabus management problems RPI was dealing with.  Today, Concourse has become the market-leading syllabus management solution at every type of college throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Leadership

Judd RattnerJudd Rattner – CEO & Co-founder

As chief executive officer, Judd sets the strategic vision, establishes corporate priorities, and oversees all day to day activities within the company. Judd is responsible for many of the business operations including information system planning, driving technological development, and guiding marketing and sales initiatives through execution at Intellidemia.

Judd couples his business acumen with a strong pioneering spirit that is demonstrated through high-level product performance and long term client satisfaction, which serves as further evidence of solid enterprise management and technology practices.

Prior to his entrepreneurial success, Judd worked for General Motors in product development and served as a test engineer for Lutron Electronics. Judd’s wide range of experience and expertise is complemented by Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management as well as an MBA, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

 

Edward LevieEdward Levie – Technology Director & Co-founder

Ed began his academic career in computer science at the University of California at Riverside in 2002. While pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Ed performed research as a lead programmer for a graduate student, implementing a system in C++, Python, and PostgreSQL intended to teach students fundamental programming skills.

Ed gained additional experience as a programmer for the Aerospace Corporation, developing and deploying a system designed to optimize the charging of employee hours. Ed then joined Rensselaer as a graduate computer science student in 2006 and received his Master’s two years later. Ed was then invited to continue at Rensselaer as an MBA student where he added business insight to his deep technical skill sets.

 

Jamie StoneJamie Stone – Director of Client Success

Jamie is responsible for ensuring all clients experience successful and efficient Concourse implementations and deployments. While creating and maintaining a robust knowledge base as well as implementation documentation is a big part of her job, Jamie’s true passion is customer service and client relationships.

Jamie joined Intellidemia after spearheading a comprehensive implementation of Concourse at Lansing Community College. Her role in Academic Affairs not only included being her school’s project manager for the system implementation, but also integration with Desire2Learn and Banner, and training of all template managers, administrators, and faculty. She worked with administrators to design a templates, an audit and reporting process, and the migration of data to Concourse from their former syllabus system, CurricUNET.

Jamie possesses over 10 years of higher education management experience, and is also an adjunct faculty member currently using Concourse for her class syllabus! She is a true Syllabus Geek, and enjoys helping and empowering others to use Concourse for more efficient classroom and administrative management of syllabi.

 

George Cook – VP of Sales and Corporate gc-headshotDevelopment

George is responsible for all sales and marketing efforts and is responsible for transforming Intellidemia beyond the startup phase to position it for lasting growth.

George has a wealth of experience transforming companies in the higher education space. As a consultant, he served as a growth accelerator for a variety of successful edtech (including VC backed) startups over a 4 year period.

At the largest education company in the world, he served as National Director and was personally responsible for sales growth of $24M to $103M over a 6 year period. The company grew to #1 in market share during his tenure, outpacing industry growth metrics by 8-fold. He was responsible for a go-to-market plan that aggregated cloud-based SaaS, PaaS, integrated custom solutions, and eBooks from various business units into a unified offering for the higher education vertical. He founded the company’s Technology Sales Force and managed field-based Technology Sales Specialists.

Before that, George created a thriving multi-million dollar division from scratch for a top-5 education company over a 6 1/2 year period. In doing so, he achieved the largest sales increase in the company’s 56 year history and recorded the largest single business transaction in company history.