Gretchen Thompson named Vice President of Sales
April 11, 2013, Washington D.C. – Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audiobooks for the K12 marketplace is pleased to announce the expansion of its executive leadership team. Gretchen Thompson, formerly of Monarch Teaching Technologies (vizZle) joins the Tales2Go leadership team as its National Vice President of Sales.
Tales2Go CEO William Weil stated, “Gretchen is a great addition to our executive leadership team. We are thrilled that she has joined Tales2Go.” Weil continues, “Her smarts, creativity, track record and industry relationships will be great assets to Tales2Go. Gretchen is passionate about innovative educational technology as a means to achieving student success. We look forward to her leadership to build upon our initial success with district-wide adoptions and expansion in the U.S. and globally.”
“I’m very excited to join Tales2Go. With just 34% of U.S. third graders reading at level – and 13 states introducing laws to hold back third graders who don’t – getting students excited about and skilled at reading has never been more important,” said Thompson. “Our industry is rewarding in that innovative products and technology can make a positive difference in children’s lives. I look forward to contributing to the great team that is Tales2Go.”
Thompson brings proven leadership skills and sales success to Tales2Go. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Market Development for Monarch Teaching Technologies Inc., home of the award-winning VizZle software. Previously, Thompson was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Qwizdom, Inc., a global leader in interactive technology and software/curriculum products. She initially joined Qwizdom as a regional sales manager in 2005 and was quickly promoted to lead and grow the company’s sales and marketing efforts. A graduate of Kent State University and certified in Women’s Executive Leadership from Weatherhead School of Management, Thompson enjoys non-profit fundraising, coaching and The Arts.
For a free trial and more information on Tales2Go, please visit: www.tales2go.com
Tales2Go is an award-winning mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to play on desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Unlike other audio book services, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously. Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools.