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Toolwire’s gamification platform, game-based simulations, and custom virtual desktop labs prepare learners with the “soft” and “hard” skills needed for workforce readiness and career success.

 

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Gamification Platform

The Toolwire Gamification Platform connects learners to instructional content faster and more often. An overarching storyline transforms dull assignments into challenging missions that learners must complete as they progress towards their final goal – course completion and skills development. Automated “nudges” help learners to start and stay on track.

 

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Simulations and Games

Communication

While assuming a variety of roles in multiple business sector settings, learners practice and apply essential communication skills such as Teamwork, Meeting Success, Presentation Delivery, and more.

 

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Basic Writing

Practice is the key to writing mastery. These interactive learning modules provide an engaging way for students to practice essential skills such as Grammar, Paragraph Construction, Revising and Editing, and Research. Learn More >

Business Foundations

These role-based “virtual case studies” reinforce key learning objectives for Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Ethics, and more. Learn More >

 

Virtual Desktops

Designed for today’s self-paced learner, our unique Virtual Desktops provide LIVE access to software applications within an HTML5 frameset containing a lab guide that can be configured with readings, videos, step-by-step instructions, and case studies.

 

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Meet Our Leadership Team

John Valencia

President and Chief Executive Officer
John Valencia
John Valencia

David James Clarke IV

Vice President, Learning Solutions
David James Clarke IV
David James Clarke IV

John Catanzaro

Executive Vice President, Engineering
John Catanzaro
John Catanzaro

Brian Boyd

Vice President, Toolwire Studios and Support
Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Jon Garcia

Vice President of Product
Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia

Scott Strimling

Vice President of Finance
Scott Strimling
Scott Strimling
John Valencia

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

David James Clarke IV

Vice President, Learning Solutions

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

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

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

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!, Ask.com, 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

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.

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OUR BOARD
Sigma West

Larry Finch

Sigma Partners
www.sigmapartners.com

Horizon Ventures

Jack Carsten

Horizon Ventures
www.horizonvc.com

Compass Technology Partners

David Arscott

Compass Technology Partners
www.compasstechpartners.com


Entangled Ventures

Paul Freedman

Entangled Ventures
http://entangled.ventures

K&L Gates

Jerry Petruzzelli

K&L Gates
www.klgates.com

Toolwire

John Valencia

Toolwire

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Resources

Publications

Digital Game-Based Learning in Higher Ed Moves Beyond the Hype

Digital Game-Based Learning in Higher Ed Moves Beyond the HypeRead More

Can tech really improve writing?

Can tech really improve writing?Read More

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Press

Role-based Communication Simulations to Increase Workforce Readiness

Role-based Communication Simulations to Increase Workforce ReadinessAs employers report lack of communication skills as a pain point for hiring, leading courseware developer, Toolwire, launches next generation products targeting essential 21st century skillsRead More

Study Links Game-based Learning to Increased Student Self-Efficacy and Engagement in Higher Education Writing Courses

Study Links Game-based Learning to Increased Student Self-Efficacy and Engagement in Higher Education Writing CoursesInitial pilot results from 14 colleges and universities suggest that digital game-based learning improved student engagement and confidence in writing skillsRead More

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