Scenario Learning has assembled a world-class management team, comprised of executives with extensive experience in technology, education, content development, marketing, sales, and customer service. Each team member fully supports our company’s mission and embraces our values in their daily work.

Meet Our Management Team

Brian Taylor
General Manager, Co-Founder

Brian honed his leadership skills over 15 years with Thomson Learning, where he held a number of executive management positions. Brian was also COO and co-founder of netTrekker, an academic search engine that helped 11 million students safely search the Internet. With a strong background in content and software development, Brian enjoys the challenge of organizing and leading great teams that collaborate and innovate to solve important customer problems. He also has a passion for lifelong learning, and an appreciation for technologies that make education more accessible, fulfilling, and safe. Brian has a BA from Judson University, an MBA from Xavier University, and executive education from Columbia University.

Hannah Howe
Director, Account Management

Hannah is a talented client services professional and an original member of Scenario Learning’s Account Management Team. For the past several years, Hannah has had the privilege of working directly with our clients, while ensuring successful product implementation and customer satisfaction with thousands of accounts. Under Hannah’s leadership, the Account Management Team has maintained a 95% renewal rate, which is largely a testament to the outstanding customer service her team provides. Hannah graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Organizational Communication and a Management specialization.

Donna McMullin
Vice President, Marketing

Donna is an experienced education marketer with an unusually good balance of creative and strategic sensitivity. She has enjoyed the good fortune of leading the marketing efforts at a large publisher as well as a high-growth, successful startup named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Donna is formerly the Director of Marketing Communications for South-Western Educational Publishing as well as VP of Marketing for Thinkronize, developers of netTrekker. Most recently, she led the development and marketing efforts of a new Educator Community for one of the nation's leading assessment providers, eInstruction. Donna has a BSBA and an MBA in Marketing from Xavier University.

Jim Nulsen
Vice President, Business Development and International

Jim has been in the educational technology industry for the majority of his professional career, and was Scenario Learning’s first hire in 2004. Jim led the sales and marketing efforts through the firm’s initial stages of growth, and oversaw our highly-regarded Account Management Team, which is largely responsible for a customer renewal rate of over 95%. Jim now works closely with our strategic partners in his role as Vice President of Business Development and International. He has a BS in Marketing from Miami University in Ohio.

Joel Petersen
Vice President, Sales

Joel is an experienced education sales executive who has helped companies consistently exceed revenue goals through direct-to-district selling and strategic distribution partnerships with Apple, Dell, Scantron, BrainPop, and many others. His philosophy of putting the customer first has helped him establish key relationships with district and state level administrators and key consortia, always delivering solutions that meet their unique needs, with renewal rates of over 95%. He was formerly the Vice President of Sales for netTrekker, a startup named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies, as well as for Hobsons. He holds a BA in Social Science from Carthage College and post-graduate work in School Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Chuck Phillips
Vice President, Software Development

Chuck is an expert in system architecture and software development. He leads the Programming Team and has been instrumental in the design and development of the company's product portfolio, including the flagship product, SafeSchools Training. Chuck's ability to move from needs analysis, to product design, to successful implementations quickly and cost-effectively has been a key factor in the company's ability to consistently deliver high quality solutions that meet customers' needs. Chuck has a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Ohio.

Laureen Ranz
Director, Content Development

Laureen has devoted her entire career to the education industry, developing innovative learning solutions at companies such as Cengage Learning, LexisNexis and Hobsons/DMGT prior to joining Scenario Learning. From her early beginnings in print and hybrid academic publishing to today's robust, multi-platform solutions  – Laureen has delivered powerful content for users and educators throughout the learning lifecycle: K12, post-secondary, graduate, post-graduate and professional development. Laureen has a genuine passion for developing high-quality, engaging content and leading creative, collaborative teams. Laureen has a BA from the University of Cincinnati.