Achieve's leadership team is supported and guided by equally experienced and committed directors.

Robert Chefitz

General Partner, New Jersey Technology Council Venture Fund

Robert serves as the third General Partner of the New Jersey Technology Council Venture Fund.

Prior to joining, he worked on the Financial Recovery Fund established to issue funds to small businesses affected by September 11th. Robert was a general partner at Apax Partners in New York for 15 years. He launched his career in private equity at the Chicago-based Golder Thoma Cressey & Co. He sits on the Board of Directors at: theLadders.com, Redpoint Bio Corporation, Hycrete Technologies, RightAnswers, Andrew Technologies, Inc. and IntegriChain, Inc.

Robert holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Saki Dodelson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Achieve3000®

Saki Dodelson is Achieve3000's founder and Chief Executive Officer. Saki has over 20 years of experience in business, finance, computer science and marketing. From 1987 to 1999 she served as Business and Finance Manager with AT&T. In 1996 she founded a news service for students, Youthline USA, which grew to a circulation of millions by 1999. In 2000, she founded and became CEO of Achieve3000. Some of her honors include being named as Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young/Microsoft, a "Hall of Fame" Entrepreneur by New Jersey Business Journal, and one of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business by the New Jersey Business Journal.

Saki received her Master's degree in computer science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Susan D. McClanahan

Founder of McClanahan & Co. Inc. and McClanahan Book Co., Inc.

Susan is founder of two premier school publishing companies, McClanahan & Co. Inc. and McClanahan Book Co., Inc., and is herself the author of over fifty children's books. She personally authored several programs spanning early childhood to adult education and is presently a senior author on The Scott Foresman Reading Program. She is a member of the Board of Trustees and Alumni Chair for The Churchill School and Center, a school for learning disabled children in New York City; a Stephen Minister at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church; a University of Nebraska Master and member of the Cather Circle mentoring program for young women at the University; and a lifetime member of the CEO Club.

Peter Sobiloff

Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners

Peter Sobiloff has been a Managing Director with Insight Venture Partners since 1998, when he joined the firm with 20 years of operational experience in executive leadership positions, sales management and worldwide operations. Peter was President of Think Systems, an Insight portfolio company focused on supply chain management, which was acquired by i2 Technologies in 1997; thereafter Peter served as Vice President of Business Development at i2 Technologies. Prior to this Peter was President of DataLogix, a vendor of enterprise application software for process manufacturers. He also held senior executive roles at Ross Systems, a provider of financial application software. Peter was part of the management teams that executed IPOs for both companies. Subsequently, as President of DataLogix, Peter led the sale of DataLogix to Oracle Corporation.

Peter is a well-known executive in the software industry and regularly speaks on industry panels. He served as Chairman of Greenfield Online (NASDAQ: SRVY) for six years, including three years as a public company. He was a member of the Board of Directors of MediData Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) for seven years, the final two as a public company. He graduated from Baruch University with a degree in Business Administration.

In his role as investor, Peter specializes in mentoring management teams to foster technological change in existing markets in order to produce greater productivity and deliver incremental value to customers. Peter enjoys working to create successful liquidity events that positively change the lives of entrepreneurs and employees.

Howard S. Weitzman

CPA, New York State

Former Comptroller Nassau County, NY where he oversaw a budget of over $2.5 billion and formed one of first county audit committees in US. Partner at KPMG in charge of New York Metro Healthcare practice. CEO of EPIC Health Group, Mail Service Pharmaceutical Company and CEO Healthcare Capital Resources, Accounts Receivable Finance Company. Mr. Weitzman has a BA from Queens College NY.

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