Our Leadership Team:

Mallory Dwinal-Palisch

CEO

Mallory Dwinal-Palisch has dedicated her career to innovative educational models. She began as a Spanish teacher with Teach for America and, later, co-founded a public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area. After that, she co-founded an apprenticeship-based university that helps over 100 school districts grow their own teachers. Mallory graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics, Spanish, and International Studies; additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Education from Oxford University (dissertation focus: rural teacher shortages), which she attended as a U.S. Rhodes Scholar, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Michael Brickman

Head of Operations and Compliance

Michael Brickman is a national public policy leader who specializes in developing cutting-edge innovations in education reform, skills-based hiring and upskilling, and the future of work. He has served in senior roles at the U.S. Department of Education, for a Midwestern governor, and at national public policy think tanks. Michael earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. from the pioneering Quantic School of Business and Technology. He is based in the Washington, DC area.

Scott Sumi

CTO

Scott Sumi is an experienced startup operator that loves employing his engineering and team leadership skills while adapting to an ever-changing technology landscape. His career has run the gamut from Union Pacific Railroad scheduling systems to solution architecture at IBM to co-founding a fintech startup prior to the pandemic. In 2021, Scott was introduced to Mallory through a mutual investor and her vision and the mission of Craft Education to help people get credit for the work they’re already doing really resonated with him. Scott’s perspectives on how to structure teams and technology work for high-performance productivity is on display every day at Craft as they grow.

Paul St Roseman

VP of Data Solutions

Paul St. Roseman holds a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Leadership and Evaluation. With expertise in adult learning, transformative learning and evaluation theories, Dr. St. Roseman has over 20 years of experience modeling education and human service programming initiatives, designing and implementing data management/business intelligence solutions, and coaching administrative leaders (and their staff) in the use of organizational data. He has assisted both private and public organizations to build institutional research capacity to use data for purposes of organizational planning, professional development, fundraising, strategic positioning, and accountability reporting.

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