Meet Our Leadership Team
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 Digital 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.
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.
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.
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.