Dennis Grinberg

Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Learning, which provides learning and coaching software, assessments, curriculum and professional learning solutions, has appointed Dennis Grinberg as chief technology officer and Justina Nixon-Saintil to its board.

Grinberg was previously director, centre for connected intelligent solutions, at Eaton Corporation. Before that he held a number of leadership roles in Eaton, including overseeing the development of several key software and firmware products in Eaton’s portfolio.

Grinberg said: “I’m excited to join Carnegie Learning, a mission-driven company with deeply held beliefs on the value of a quality education for all students, coupled with a talented multidisciplinary team that can effectively drive that mission to fruition. Leveraging data-driven insights to continually improve our solutions allows us to effectively deliver Carnegie Learning’s research-based approach to education, enabling personalised engagement with each and every student.”

Nixon-Saintil is IBM vice-president and global head of corporate social responsibility. She previously worked as director of corporate social responsibility at Verizon, where she created and led programmes that helped bring resources and experiences to under-resourced students in hundreds of schools. Before that, she was an engineer for the US Department of Energy.

Justina Nixon-Saintil - Carnegie Learning
Justina Nixon-Saintil, Carnegie Learning

Nixon-Saintil said: “Carnegie Learning establishes a rock-solid foundation for innovative curricula that supports lifelong learning, which is so critical for today’s fast-changing world. That’s why it’s a privilege to be welcomed to Carnegie Learning as a board member, where I’ll be in the company of so many accomplished leaders, thinkers and practitioners.”

Barry Malkin, chief executive of Carnegie Learning, added: “Dennis Grinberg and Justina Nixon-Saintil’s expertise and experience will help us to innovate and grow as an organisation so we can continue to provide the best possible learning experiences to teachers and students everywhere.”

Carnegie Learning is majority owned by Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago.

Date published: 5 May 2021

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