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Meet the Aceable Leadership Team

Our Leaders are committed to driving Aceable's mission of empowering people to achieve their goals while fostering a company culture of excellence and innovation.

Blake Garrett
Founder & CEO

Blake is the Founder and CEO of Aceable, a mobile-first education platform that transforms stale institutional knowledge into practical understanding. Since founding Aceable in 2012, the company and its family of brands have educated over 13 million customers and have raised $100 million dollars from HGGC, Sageview Capital, Silveron, Floodgate, and a slew of other angels. Blake started his career as a systems integration consultant for Ernst & Young. While at EY, Blake developed his passion for education by founding the EY Austin college MAP program that helps high school juniors and seniors get through graduation and into college. After six years at EY, Blake decided to follow his passion for education and his entrepreneurial instincts to start Aceable.

  • Hometown: Los Gatos, California
  • Education: B.S. in Management, concentration in Accounting, from Boston College.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: I can't pick a favorite as they are all invaluable in my personal and professional life.
  • Hobbies/Interests: My wife and daughter, reading, traveling, staying in shape so I feel great when I'm 100, home improvement projects, chess (although I'm mediocre, at best).
  • Favorite Taco: Carne asada, guacamole, peppers & onions, lime juice, homemade tortillas.

Peter Brumme
Chief Marketing Officer

Peter is responsible for the growth and success of Aceable. Prior to Aceable, he was the Vice President and General Manager of BDX at Builder Homesite Inc. where he led several businesses that attract and engage new home shoppers, including NewHomeSource, the largest demand generating platform in the US for new construction homes. He was VP of Global Digital Marketing for SolarWinds and held executive roles at Kodak Gallery and Intuit in direct-to-consumer marketing. Peter started his career as a management consultant, where he led strategic projects for both Sapient Corporation (now Publicis Sapient) and KPMG Consulting.

  • Hometown: Mahopac, New York
  • Education: B. Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from Northwestern University.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #CreateDelight
  • Hobbies/Interests: Guitar/Music, Biking, Cooking, Red Wine, and Traveling.
  • Favorite Condiment: Spicy Deli Mustard.
  • Favorite Taco: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos - Yum!

Nancy Spencer
Chief Financial Officer

Nancy is responsible for all things Finance and Accounting. She previously spent nearly three years in the Google Finance organization and over 10 years at Ernst & Young, where she was a Senior Manager in Assurance Services. An experienced accounting and finance leader, Nancy has a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries with a focus in tech and real estate.

  • Hometown: Austin, Texas
  • Education: Certified Public Accountant with a B.B.A and MPA from the University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #BeAuthentic
  • Favorite Taco: TacoDeli - Sausage, Papas, Cheese.
  • Most Memorable Teacher: Mr. W in the 4th Grade lifted up a shy and uncomfortable young girl with words of encouragement and acknowledgement, making math really fun and engaging.
Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris
Chief Product Officer

Kevin Morris leads the product, design, learning experience, and support teams. With over 25 years of experience focused on scaling customer-oriented products in the enterprise software space, Morris aims to elevate Aceable’s product direction and deliver excellent end-to-end user experiences alongside his team. He is passionate about building high-performing teams and is well-known for his leadership at companies such as Indeed, Khoros, and Bazaarvoice.

  • Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Education: MBA from Santa Clara University, BSc Computer Science from University of Strathclyde.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #HelpOthersSucceed
  • Hobbies/Interests: Family, friends and football - specifically Celtic FC
  • Favorite Taco: Jess special from Taco Deli.
  • Favorite Condiment: Dijon mustard
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Neil Seth
Chief Technology Officer

Neil Seth is responsible for overseeing the development, quality, and data engineering teams. His work will expand Aceable’s innovation roadmap and advance course features to bring students new ways to enjoy digital learning. Seth brings over 20 years of leadership experience stemming from companies such as Dropoff and Gamefly where he led the teams responsible for the integration and acquisition to Electronic Arts. His experience managing cross-functional teams across the development lifecycle from engineering and database administration to operations and quality assurance will help Aceable uncover new opportunities for growth.

  • Hometown: Anaheim, California
  • Education: B.S. in Mathematics/Applied Science, emphasis in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #BeAuthentic
  • Hobbies/Interests: Food Enthusiast, Traveling, Live Music and Cocktails.
  • Favorite Taco: Campechana Costra at Cuantos Tacos.
  • Favorite Condiment: Kewpie Mayo

Kristen Haga
VP of Customer Experience

Kristen ensures that Aceable is a delight for our students! She leads Customer Support and Fulfillment teams responsible for delivering memorable and valuable customer experiences to our students. With over 15 years’ experience leading customer teams in high growth, early-stage companies, Kristen thrives helping organizations anticipate and decode complex growth stages during critical seasons of change.

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Education: B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #SeekToUnderstand
  • Cake or Pie: Frosting! Skip the cake...go straight to the good stuff!
  • Favorite Taco: No more tacos! Breakfast bagel sandwich instead!
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Lindsey Kucharski
VP of People & Culture

Lindsey helps Aceable to shape talent priorities that align with Aceable's business strategy and changing needs. She partners with leaders to think strategically about people and culture, and to develop and implement solutions to achieve business goals. Prior to Aceable, she held the positions of Global Director of Employee Success at A Cloud Guru and Global HRBP at Blue Prism.

  • Hometown: Chester, Connecticut
  • Education: BA in Psychology from Tulane University, SHRM-CP from UT Austin
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #HelpOthersSucceed
  • Favorite Taco: Queen Barrett from Tyson's Tacos
  • Favorite Condiment: Aioli
Tony Perlak

Tony Perlak
GM of Healthcare

Tony brings over 20 years of executive management experience, most recently as CEO of Continued, a leading provider of online continuing education for allied and behavioral health professionals, where he and his team was responsible for more than tripling revenue and doubling the number of markets served during his tenure. Prior to Continued, Tony held various executive management positions in marketing and finance with Vonage, Nutrisystem, Gategroup, and multiple wireless providers including AT&T Wireless. Tony began his career as a pricing manager in wireless in the late 1990s, and resolutely believes that if you focus on your team, build trust, communicate and collaborate, your customers and bottom line will thrive.

  • Hometown: Chicopee, Massachusetts
  • Education: BA in Psychology from Bates College, MBA in Finance from American University
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #BeAuthentic
  • Hobbies/Interests: Jigsaw puzzles, running, eating out with too much frequency, traveling to new places with my family, and every second I can get with my family!
  • Favorite Taco: Yes! A handheld meal using uncooked bread as the conveyance!
  • Favorite Condiment: Carnitas - crisped pork, pineapple-habanero salsa

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