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Leadership

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 it's family of brands has educated over 13 million customers and has 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!

Brooke Huling
Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Brooke is responsible for Aceable’s overall end-to-end product and customer experiences while also building a world-class product team that truly listens and learns from our customers. With over 18 years of experience at companies like Dell Technologies and Blackbaud, Brooke embraces all things "As-a-Service", Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big data and Software/Tech. While she loves to work hard, she is equally passionate about being an authentic leader of great teams, of all sizes and locations, working together on a clearly articulated common set of goals based on one vision. Brooke's background represents a truly unique intersection between software, services, security, technology and business.

  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland born, Plano, Texas raised
  • Education: B.A in Economics, McCombs Co-Degree, and Associates in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin & UT McCombs Schol of Business
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #GetS#itDone
  • Hobbies/Interests: Watching the boys play sports (baseball & football), bird watching, jigsaw puzzles, reading new books, traveling to as many places and beaches as possible.
  • Favorite Taco: Potato, Egg, and Cheese from Taco Deli


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.

Eric Wood
Chief Technology Officer

Eric landed in Austin 16 years ago through his first job at IBM. Eric joins us from MyFitnessPal, where he most recently led the Engineering team through their spin-out from Under Armour. At UA, Eric was responsible for Data and Platform Engineering, building the team that helps tens of millions of people live healthier lives. He was also a founding co-chair of UA Unified, UA’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group, where they brought UA into its first Pride parades (in SF, Austin, Baltimore, and World Pride NYC), helped UA launch its first Pride apparel lines, and got UA to 100 on the HRC Consumer Equality Index.

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Education: B.S. & M.S. in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
  • Favorite Aceable Value: #BeAuthentic
  • Hobbies/Interests: Training at Atomic Athlete, paddleboarding, mountain biking and snowboarding.
  • Cake or Pie? This is hard. I’m a huge fan of cheesecake...isn’t that a cake-pie hybrid!?

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