Meet the team

Founded by Wisconsin couple Judi and Terry Paul in 1986, we have been established in the UK since 1999. We have a presence in over 50,000 schools in more than 90 countries worldwide.

Our team strongly believes that everyone can be a successful learner, and it is our conviction that empowering teachers is integral to school success. We are a company founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by scientists who all know that learning is a growth process: a continual journey from year to year and for a lifetime.

Leadership

Joan Mill

Joan Mill

International Managing Director

Joan Mill, International Managing Director, has a wealth of Technology/SaaS and GTM experience. During the course of her career, she has focused on delivering innovative and transformative cloud and digital solutions for customers globally. She is dedicated to building high-performing teams and effective go-to-market strategies. Mill earned an MBA (Applied Finance) from Monaco Business School and a Law degree (LL.B) from Brunel University.

John Moore

John Moore

Managing Director UK, Ireland & Australia

As Managing Director UK, Ireland & Australia, John Moore has worked for Renaissance for over 15 years, leading a team of over 100 from our offices in London. John has been working in Edtech for over 20 years and is currently Chair of the Local Governing Board for a large non-selective secondary school and sits on the Trust Board too.

Sally Searby

Sally Searby

Vice President for Global Markets

Sally Searby is a passionate believer that technology has the power to transform education, Sally has over 20 years of experience in Edtech, publishing and education in global markets. Prior to joining Renaissance as Vice President for Global Markets, Sally held Senior Leadership positions at Cambridge University Press, both in the UK and US, as well as at Edtech Start-Ups in New York. Sally has an M.B.A from Oxford Brookes University and is a mentor and advisor to early-stage Edtech start-ups.

James Bell

James Bell

Director of Professional Services

James Bell, Director of Professional Services – International, has worked in the education sector for 21 years.  His role includes working with schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Charities, partners and Governments both in the UK and internationally.  This includes carrying out research and developing and delivering implementation plans to ensure accurate assessment and acceleration of learning for both students and teachers by delivering high-quality professional development.

Violeta Apostolovski

Violeta Apostolovski

Country Manager - Australia and New Zealand

Violeta is an education industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in publishing, software, solution selling and management. Violeta has led the Oceania business for over 7 years and grown the team from 3 to 15. With a focus on customer success, growth and team development, she aims to solidify Renaissance Learning in the Australia and New Zealand markets.

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