SVP Digital Products and Business Development
Brad is the Senior Vice President in charge of Digital Services for the EDPlus Holdings business at Aequitas Capital. Prior to Aequitas, McMahon was the EVP responsible for sales, marketing, and business development at Pulse Health, LLC – a breakthrough biotech company in the breath diagnostics space with several patents awarded and over $100 million in contracted revenue. McMahon remains an active advisor to Pulse Health.
Brad has developed a successful track record in building and leading high performing companies and teams focusing on strategy, corporate and business development, and sales/marketing – in these innovative organizations: FreeRange Communications (Mobile Media company acquired by Sprint), Unicru (HR technology company acquired by Kronos Corp. in 2006), Turner Broadcasting (acquired by Time Warner in 2002), The Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Penguins, Portland Trailblazers, Katz Sports Media, University of Portland Athletics
Brad holds a BA degree in Business/Marketing from Oregon State University (1988) where he was a two year letterman in Soccer, has been on the Board of Directors of the Oregon chapter of the MS Society, the President of the Forest Park Elementary School Foundation, and was recently recognized as one of Portland’s “40 under 40” business leaders by the Portland Business Journal. He is currently the President of the Lincoln High School Boosters in Portland, and is a member of both the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum and American Marketing Association.
SVP Finance and Operations
Pam Belli is a Finance and Operations executive with over 25 years of diverse experience in public worldwide Fortune 100, private and non-profit companies operating in consumer, technology, education, banking and multi-state retail industries. She is passionate about helping companies create shareholder value through her leadership in financial management, strategy development and execution, streamlining operations, driving process and system improvement, and developing highly effective teams.
Pam recently joined Unigo Group as SVP of Finance and Operations and is responsible for executing all financial and operational aspects of Unigo Group’s strategy to ensure delivery of the best quality services to our customer including students, parents, schools, partners, and businesses.
Prior to Unigo Group, Pam was consulting as a CFO for various clients helping them define their strategy, value their business and find funding. Prior to joining Unigo Group, Pam was Chief Financial Officer for two brands and the Vice President of Business Development Operations at Knowledge Universe. Pam spent almost nine years at Intel and prior to that was an investment banker delivering over $320M in financings for clients.
Pam is also a passionate member of her community where she volunteers as the Chairman of the Board for the Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross. Pam received her Masters of Business Administration from Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.
SVP of Technology
Jason is the Senior Vice President in charge of strategy, planning and management for the Unigo Group Technology team. Jason brings 20 years of technology management experience in the financial, healthcare and enterprise SAAS (software as a service) industries.
Prior to joining the company Jason spent 13 years helping guide WebMD from a startup to a leading web portal. Before WebMD Jason served as Quality Assurance leader for Timberline Software’s test automation initiatives.
Jason holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University (1994).
VP of Business Development
As an 18 year-old Jordan created the “Students’ Guide to Colleges” series of college guidebooks, which were released in five annual editions from Penguin Books.
Jordan went on to found Unigo, which US News & World Report named “One of the Top 10 College Websites” and The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg called “a college resource built for the age of YouTube and Facebook.” Jordan grew Unigo to help millions of high school students find, get in and pay for college, receiving investment from McGraw-Hill Ventures, education grants from The Gates Foundation, and awards / recognition from The Association of Educational Publishers, AlwaysOn, Facebook and the Webby’s.
As an education expert, Jordan co-created the brand WSJ On Campus through a strategic partnership with News Corp, partnered on the launch of a new national education publication with USA Today, helped develop a college readiness curriculum taught in high schools with McGraw-Hill Education, and has been a guest on more than 75 episodes of ABC News, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg News. He was named “One of the Top 30 Young Entrepreneurs in America” by Inc Magazine, “One of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America” by the White House, and “One of the 100 Most Influential People in NYC Business and Technology” by Silicon Alley Insider.
Jordan studied English Literature at Wesleyan University, Oxford University and The University of East Anglia. He lives in New York City.
Lori Puehler Grandstaff
VP Product Development
As the co-founder of ScholarshipExperts.com (2000), Lori brings 15+ years of executive experience and a passion for education technology solutions to her VP of Product Development role at Unigo Group. She manages ScholarshipExperts.com, SAMS, and CampusDiscovery.com, and she guides cross-functional teams in product & data management, customer support, and content strategy with a focus on growth and engagement across the company’s full suite of digital offerings. Lori is also leading the team’s counselor outreach efforts.
Previously, Lori was a key contributor in the creation of WiseChoice (2009), a sophisticated online college matching system that used psychometric data and advanced algorithms to help students find “best fit” colleges. Lori also directed operations and research at ScholarAid.com (1998). In the mid-90s, she taught high school English and later served as the admissions coordinator/academic advisor for the Honors Program at the University of North Florida.
As is evidenced by her career and activities, Lori believes strongly in the value of higher education and the important role it plays in shaping lives and in shaping the nation’s future. She chairs the Scholarship Committee for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce, and participates regularly at events for the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). She completed the IECA Summer Training Institute (2008), and earned a graduate-level Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA (2010).
Lori holds a BA in Literature with University Honors, summa cum laude, from the University of North Florida (1993). She resides in Fleming Island, Florida, and is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter.
Sr Director of Product
Andy has enjoyed more than 20 years experience at the intersection of marketing and technology, launching and growing innovative software product and services companies. Andy runs the product team for Unigo Group covering consumer, enterprise and lending products.
Marketing became a passion after spending 5 years as a software developer. Previously Andy has run both product and marketing at companies including Digimarc, iovation, InstallShield, and CCC Information Services.
Andy Mallinger lives in Portland, Oregon, and skis, runs and plays hockey when he can. Andy received his BA in Computer Science and Economics from Denison University, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Senior Director of Digital Marketing
Matt is the Senior Director in charge of Digital Marketing for the Unigo Group. Prior to Unigo Group, Matt was the Director of Digital Marketing responsible for customer acquisition, digital marketing, and platform management at Knowledge Universe – the nations largest private early education company.
Matt has a broad range of expertise in digital marketing, web development and eCommerce working at Nike, The Golf Channel and Razorfish.
Matt holds a BA degree in Business/Marketing from Oregon State University