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Our Story

In 2010, Jonathan Hefter set out on a bold mission in a challenging space create a solution for bringing the best technology to the students and teachers who need it most. 

Technology education is more important than ever before, while budgets are tighter than ever. Sadly, schools and districts remain trapped in a refresh cycle where expensive hardware is used for a short period, then discarded at the first sign of slowdown. Jonathan asked the question, “How can students, teachers and consumers get the experience of using a new, powerful computer without buying one?” Working as a team, we’ve found the answer.

Our first product, PCReady, took desktop virtualization and streamlined it for the school environment, powering thousands of old computers across New York City schools and turning closets of old hardware into powerful, usable machines. However, establishing leadership in the desktop operating system space meant evolving with it.

To help schools keep pace with the cloud-computing revolution, we developed CloudReady: a lightweight operating system built on the same foundation as Google's Chrome OS, but able to run on almost any hardware. We believe this recipe - using modern operating system expertise to solve tough problems - is both the future of our company, and the future of technology. By focusing on what we know simplicity, transparency and honesty we’re aiming for a future where everyone has access to a high-performing, affordable device running an OS that meets their needs.

We’ve been fortunate enough to support incredibly smart, committed people that we’ve earned repeat business from. It’s rare to have a small business with such high retention and customer satisfaction, and it’s because we’ve invested in people and products that matter, for the long run.

Every time we’ve made something simpler, it’s made things easier for our partners. We’ll continue to push simplicity, transparency and honesty in all things. That goes for our products, our processes and our people; for the decisions we make now and tomorrow.

Who We Are

Leadership

Andrew Bauer

CEO

Jonathan Hefter

President, Founder

 

Product, Marketing & Operations

Drew Darnbrough

Director of Marketing

Peter Freudenberger

Special Projects

Forrest Smith

Product Manager

 

Sales & Customer Success

Ben Aghion

Channel Sales Manager

Brendon Cambra

Head of Business Development

Emily Esposito

Account Manager

Emily Roiter

Sales Operations

 

Software Development

Nicholas Bishop

Sr. Developer

Ted Brandston

Sr. Developer

Hiyeran Doobay

QA Manager

Geofrey Hill

QA Engineer

Steven Kendall

Developer

Jeffery Miller

Sr. Developer

Justin Ouellette

Developer

Jesse Pierce

Sr. Project Manager

Michael Pobega

Developer

David Sayles

Director of Software

Technical Support

Abram Morgan

NYC Operations

Inna Levinson

Head of Support