About Abl

Abl empowers districts to fulfill the promise of education by simplifying complex operational processes. We expose and disrupt ineffective and inequitable pathways through data analysis and intelligent tools so districts can intentionally design flexible and responsive schools that allow students to own their futures. 

Our Vision & Mission
Each student is given the opportunity to maximize their potential
and make informed choices between viable and meaningful next steps about their education and future. 

what we believe

Our world has many challenges. At Abl we believe to solve these problems we need to prepare and empower our next generation through public education. A 21st-century education should have high academic standards for all, but it should also teach critical thinking, creativity, and social-emotional skills to prepare students for success in college, careers, and citizenship. We believe that each student deserves a high-quality education and that we need to remove structural barriers so every student has the support and resources they need to succeed.

What we do

Abl helps school districts by working at the heart of the structure that prevents schools from changing – the systems and the schedule. You may think of scheduling as something simple, but it deeply impacted your school experience. It’s a difficult process that educators across the country want to improve. At Abl, we use the collective knowledge of our staff, including veteran educators who specialize in scheduling, school redesign, and resource efficiency, to help districts be more strategic and improve the student experience and outcomes.
MEET OUR GREAT TEAM

Our team

Howard Bell

CEO

jen bettendorff

product

heather brady

customer success

Shelley Carter

operations

nikki champagne

Data ops

Kristin Combs

Customer Success

diane cox

sales

Marilyn Crawford

customer success

shilpa duvoor

customer success

Amy Filsinger

head of customer success

Mary Finn

customer success

Yayoi furuhata

data science

ravi gadad

engineering

Guillaume Gendre

customer success

Steven Gering

customer success

Amara Humphry

head of R&D

Briana Krompier

head of operations

Hillary mellin

product

ishwar nagar

engineering

Natalie Nichols

head of strategic consulting

Adam pisoni

founder

david quiros

engineering

mike rettberg

customer success

Gretchen riemenschneider

head of marketing

abiy seifu

engineering

jack shaw

Business development

Alex Smolyanskaya

head of data science

kimberly swan

impact

Dawn thompson

sales

kristin trostel

marketing

chris wright

engineering
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