Our Mission: Provide science-based technologies that enable individuals to overcome learning barriers
Hans Wackwitz (Founder / Chairman) – Hans has a strong background in international banking, private equity and venture capital. After a career at Bankers Trust and Paribas Capital Markets, he has concentrated his activities in Partners in Equity, on education and other disruptive technologies such as Adyen on payments, Borderlinx on shopping and beCherry on telecom.
Kaushik Ray (India) – Kaushik is an electronics engineer with an MBA in Marketing from IIT Delhi. He has extensive sales and marketing experience with leading multi-national companies in the telecom, education and healthcare fields. Most recently he served as Head of Strategic Alliances with Stryker, India.
José Kullok (Founder / Chief Science Officer) – José is a seasoned inventor-scientist in the field of Life Sciences and Learning. His work on neuro-cardio-visual feedback technology is the defining ingredient in the Brightstar Learning Reader product. He is the driving force behind our product development, research and clinical testing. Previously José was co-founder and VP of R&D at Epoch Innovations Inc, the neuro-performance company that delivered the first BrightStar products which focused exclusively on improving reading and language skills for people with dyslexia.
David Kats (Product Manager / Systems Architect) – David comes to Brightstar with a background in system design and integration, database development and system administration. His experience crosses a variety of industries, including wireless technology, financial and advertising. He has worked at Franklin Templeton Investments, Vodafone Americas, and with several San Francisco startups. In his present role at Brightstar Learning, David is responsible for product development, system architecture and administration, databases and business intelligence.