Roger published his first research on what helps kids succeed in the early 1990s. Since that time, Roger has conducted significant research on children and families to understand what social, biological and personality-based factors influence a child's chances of success and life trajectory. This background, coupled with his experiencing in leading a technology firm, provided Roger with the skills and expertise to bring the world a resource that can help kids succeed by leveraging their natural strengths and talents-Kidtelligent. Roger also has a wealth of business experience. He successfully grew ThinkWise, a technology and organizational consulting firm, led a $7B health organization’s strategy and venture group and has served on many child-focused boards including the YMCA, Michigan College Alliance and WMCAT. Roger has a PhD in Psychology from The University of Illinois at Chicago, a MA in Education and a BS from Michigan State University. He is the father of three children and is a Kidtelligent Explorer.
Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior from Miami University (Ohio.) He is a founding board member and investor in a human capital and organizational psychology firm. Craig was involved with the inception, and served on the board of directors, of the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology, which is focused on keeping inner city children engaged in school through art, technology, and mentoring. He further supports the community through a number of art and education-based non-profit organizations. The CEO of his third-generation family business, Craig is the father of two children and is a Kidtelligent Strategizer.
Melanie has 20 years of experience working in project management, strategy and software development. She “retired” to raise her three children and immediately began serving on her children’s school and advisory boards and continues to do so. As she struggled with homework with her son, she immediately turned to Kidtelligent and was astonished by how deeply it described her son and provided insight into his style of learning. Because she is so connected to her children’s schools, she realized that many families struggle with similar issues and could be positively impacted by the tools/information Kidtelligent provides, which led her to join the Kidtelligent team. She now leads the Sales and Marketing efforts for the company. Melanie has her MA in Social Service Administration from The University of Chicago and a BA from Michigan State University. Melanie is a Kidtelligent Problem-Solver.
Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in driving growth for leading education, software, marketing, non-profit and professional services organizations. She brings a history of success with building and improving the profitability and value of companies. Her recent experience includes serving as CEO and Co-Founder of PaymentScholar (an edtech start-up) and as an SBDC TechTeam and independent consultant advising start-up organizations on strategic business planning, market analysis and positioning, customer discovery, go-to-market strategies, sales, brand development, and customer and partner management. She has also served as the senior marketing officer for world-leading organizations and high growth start-ups, including Deloitte & Touche/Deloitte Consulting, The Learning Care Group and ForeSee Results. Melanie is passionate about giving all kids (and their parents) the tools they need to be successful in school and in life and has served with a number of nonprofits focused on early education and literacy. A Kidtelligent Strategizer, she is married to a Conceptualizer and has two daughters, a Problem-Solver and an Energizer. She is very thankful to the Kidtelligent for helping her make sense out of all of them.
Dr. Chamberlain received both her BS and Doctorate degrees in chemistry with honors from Purdue University. For over twenty years, Dr. Chamberlain has led technical development teams at Shell Development Company, Allied Signal, and Johnson Controls, where she was appointed JCI's Global Executive Director of New Product and Business Development. For seven years prior to her current role at Global Forex, LTD., Dr. Chamberlain served as Executive Director of the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative, a business accelerator focused on commercialization of life science products and technologies, and Executive Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Grand Valley State University. In addition, Dr. Chamberlain is the owner and principle of InnoValuation(R), a company that focuses on ensuring companies have the processes and tools to extract the full value of their best innovations.
Jane is an educational consultant, specializing in teambuilding, coaching, and school staff development. She is also the coauthor of more than 20 books, including Creating a Coaching Culture Within Your Professional Learning Community (Solution Tree, 2010), Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change, Differentiation Through Personality Types, Introduction to Type and Coaching, LifeKeys and Work it Out. Jane has worked with diverse organizations across the United States and in Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand. Her clients include Minneapolis Public Schools and various public and private schools, The Bush Foundation, Twin Cities Public Television, and numerous other institutions. She is a frequent workshop speaker and past president of the Association for Psychological Type International. She also is a reviewer for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Jane holds a BA from Hamline University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She and her family live in Minneapolis.