The Executive Team

Michael Wirsching
Chief Learning Officer & Co-founder
 It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our co-founder and great friend, Mike Wirsching, in June 2016. Mike’s contributions to CTL2 were numerous and varied and we will miss him tremendously. We can be thankful that they will live on through a product to which he had given his all in his tremendous belief in the use of computers to improve educational reach for all.

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Francois Paul Briand
Chief Technical Officer & Co-founder
Francois Briand spearheads the technical research and development of critical thinking skills assessment tools. He leads the company’s patent efforts and licensing platform initiatives. His experience includes the Vice-Chairman, President & CEO positions at North American Morpho Systems, Inc. (now Sagem Morpho a SAFRAN company) a world leader in AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems) and other biometrics technology. Previous to Morpho Systems, Francois also held various engineering and management position in the R&D departments of the Colorado Springs and Logic Systems divisions of Hewlett-Packard.  He holds a Master of Computer Science Degree from Rice University in Houston Texas, as well as a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Institut Industriel du Nord (IDN), Lille, France. Francois brought Mike’s idea to life with an elegant, object-oriented software design, which he co-created at Hewlett-Packard.

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Mark Haley
Prin. & Dir. of Business Development.
After earning his MBA in finance from Stanford University in 1977, Mark Haley has focused his career on international brand development with direct experience in 37 global markets. He has held positions as Chairman, CEO, President and/or Managing Director in 4 different firms in the US and UK. Mark has created and launched several successful international marketing businesses (including foreign operating subsidiaries) specializing in the import, export, sales and distribution of a wide variety of industrial and fast-moving consumer products throughout Asia, North & Central America and the UK. He continues to manage his own marketing firm, Mark Haley Marketing LLC, specializing in the sales and distribution of specialty food products while serving as the Director of Business Development at CTL2. Former board member (16 yrs) of the University of Washington, College of Arts & Sciences, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound’s Schools of Business.

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