Toolwire’s digital courseware and gamification platform uses the latest cognitive science, instructional design, and data insights to maximize skill development for 21st century workplaces and academic institutions.


Toolwire’s Platform connects learners to the right content at the right time. Applying instructional design to game mechanics transforms ordinary assignments into challenging missions that motivate learners to progress towards their goal: course completion and skill development.



Business Communication


Give your students hands-on experience using business communications skills in practical work scenarios: Run an efficient meeting, prepare for an important presentation, and organize a group to foster better teamwork.


Business Foundations

Put your student in the driver’s seat with our real world business situations: staff and retain resources as an HR manager, choose investment strategies as a venture capitalist, and evaluate corporate ethics from the perspective of a community activist. Are you ready to play?

Since 2011, Toolwire has developed, delivered, and supported almost 1 billion minutes of digital learning. See all of our Simulations and Games products.


Designed for today’s self-paced learner, our Virtual Desktops provide instant access to industry-leading software applications within a native web browser. No licensing, no installation required – we handle everything. Your students will get access to the latest versions of popular software with best-in-class support, 24×7.


Meet Our Leadership Team

John Valencia

President and Chief Executive Officer

John Valencia has over 35 years of experience in enterprise software and information technology. Prior to Toolwire, Valencia held senior leadership positions for Sybase, New Era of Networks, Convoy Corporation, and the ASK Group. Today, Valencia leverages his wealth of strategic and operational experience to profitably scale Toolwire as the leader in Game Based Learning for Higher Education.

David James Clarke IV

Chief Customer Officer

As Toolwire’s co-founder, David James Clarke IV brings over 25 years of industry experience and entrepreneurial spirit to Toolwire. Prior to Toolwire’s merger with Logilent in May 2003, Clarke was founder of Logilent where he developed the company’s learning methodology. An e-learning pioneer, Clarke originated the concept of live, hands-on learning for customers in an anywhere, anytime format. Clarke is an industry expert in the education and e-learning industries, and is renowned as the author of over 34 books. Prior to Logilent, Clarke served as director of systems integration at The Walt Disney Company. Clarke has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration, M.I.S. from California Polytechnic.

John Catanzaro

Executive Vice President, Engineering

As Toolwire’s Executive Vice President of Engineering, Catanzaro leads the development and operation of the company’s customer interaction platform and gaming delivery technology. He brings extensive experience developing and providing critical systems for CRM, Call Center, Finance, Retail Credit, SaaS/DaaS and Multi-media Learning Systems to numerous enterprise class companies.

Brian Boyd

Vice President, Toolwire Studios and Support

As Vice President of Toolwire Studios and Support, Brian’s team builds Toolwire’s Game products and supports all Toolwire’s products and customers providing a 360 degree view of the customer experience. Prior to Toolwire, Brian served in executive sales roles at Oracle, BearingPoint, Baan, Parson Consulting and The ASK Group.

Jon Garcia

Vice President of Product

As Vice President of Product, Jon Garcia spent the last 20 years building successful Internet products and mobile apps for start-ups, and other rapidly evolving companies such as Yahoo!,, Ribbit, and McGraw-Hill. Garcia is looking to build great cross-platform/device products that enable faculty and students to have a great customer experience using Toolwire games and desktops.

Scott Strimling

Vice President of Finance

Prior to joining Toolwire in 2011, Scott held senior financial management positions at Zephyr Associates, a research and investing information company; Video Products Distributors, a wholesale distributor of video games; and Gilbert Associates, a regional accounting firm. Scott holds a B.S. in Business Administration (with finance emphasis) from the University of Southern California.