All About Intellidemia
“Technology empowering schools to be leaders in learning and efficiency.”
Tested. Trusted. Proven. Intellidemia celebrates its eleventh year with its core product, Concourse. In 2007, Concourse revolutionized syllabus management with the first-to-market enterprise-wide syllabus management solution. We have since grown to become the most widely-adopted enterprise syllabus tool in the world for 11 years running. Concourse is a proven, simple-to-use platform that seamlessly integrates into every learning environment and currently handles millions of syllabi every week.
Founded by two MBA students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Concourse solved a variety of syllabus management problems RPI was dealing with. Today, Concourse is the market-leading syllabus management solution at every type of college throughout the United States and abroad.
Judd Rattner – CEO & Co-founder
As chief executive officer, Judd 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, and driving technological development 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 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.
George Cook – VP of Sales and Corporate Strategy
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. He is also the point person for all outward facing corporate activity.
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, OPM, and BPO 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 one of the 5 largest education companies in the world 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. He introduced multiple unknown brands into new markets where they continue to thrive to this day.
Jamie leads the team that ensures all clients experience successful and effective Concourse implementations and deployments.
Jamie joined Intellidemia after spearheading the system-wide implementation of Concourse at Lansing Community College, a school with over 20,000 students. Her role in Academic Affairs included being her school’s project manager for the system implementation and integration with Desire2Learn and Banner. She worked with administrators to design templates, an audit and reporting process, training, and the migration of data to Concourse from their former syllabus system, CurricUNET.
In the years since, Jamie has managed countless implementations of every imaginable use case and client type around the world. Besides being able to handle any client challenge, she’s the world’s foremost expert on best practices and consulting institutions on successfully transforming syllabi for the better.
She possesses over 10 years of higher education management experience, and is an adjunct faculty member currently using Concourse for her class syllabus!