Texthelp names industry veteran Gus Schmedlen as chief revenue officer

Auburn, Mass. / PRNewswire / – Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and assistive technology, has announced that it has appointed Gus Schmedlen, Ed.D, as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this new role, Dr. Schmidlen will help Texthelp meet the goal of advancing the literacy of 1 billion people by 2030.

Dr. Schmidlen has more than two decades of experience in the field of education technology at Texthelp. Prior to joining the company, he served as President and CRO of Merlin Mind, an enterprise-backed AI technology company that centers on the global education market. Goose has also served as VP and head of global education at HP, a multinational technology company. There he oversaw a time of rapid expansion that led to the creation of a multi-billion dollar global education technology business. While at HP, he led international efforts to improve access to quality education for marginalized students.

“Gas has an impressive background in education technology. He is deeply passionate and committed to improving outcomes for everyone – directly in the workplace through education, “said Martin McKay, CEO and founder of Texthelp. “As Texthelp’s new chief revenue officer, Gus’ background and expertise will allow us to expand our sales power even more than before. He brings us extensive experience in revenue scaling and accelerating growth for companies worldwide. His role will play a significant role in our mission. We want to help create inclusive classrooms and inclusive workplaces around the world. We are very excited to have Gas as part of the Texthelp team and I look forward to working with him. “

As CRO of Texthelp, Dr. Schmidlen will integrate various revenue-related functions into the business. He will align the entire sales company to accelerate growth by building sales capacity across the company. He will lead the team driving sales excellence.

“I am excited to join Texthelp. I look forward to helping to build an organization dedicated to improving the literacy and numbers of as many people as possible around the world, “says Dr. Schmidlen. In fact, I believe that everyone can benefit from the tools of Texthelp, because each person thinks, learns and works differently. People do not leave behind dyslexia or other literacy challenges after school. The impact of Texthelp is profound, because it It’s a work in progress, and I’m excited to be a part of it. “

Dr. Smedlane currently serves on the JA Worldwide Board of Governors; Advisory Board of the MA Education Alliance; And the board of directors of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. He also chairs the leadership council of the Brookings Institution Center for Universal Education. Dr. Smedlane holds a BA in Classic from Colgate University, an MBA from Duke University and an Ed. From the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on this news, please visit www.texthelp.com/about/press-release/.

About Texthelp®
Founded in 1996, Texthelp Group is a global technology company that helps people around the world understand and understand. It has paved the way for the creation of innovative technologies in education and the workplace over the past three decades.

Texthelp believes in a world where differences, disabilities or language are no longer barriers. It focuses on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital learning and accessibility tools.

With more than 50 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read & Write, EquatiO®, WriQ®, OrbitNote®, ReachDeck® and FluencyTutor® that work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G-suite to enable them to integrate quickly. Easy in any classroom or workplace.

In 2021, Texthelp acquired Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. Combining skills and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a complete suite of literacy and numerical support to more people around the world. To learn more about Texthelp, visit www.texthelp.com.

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