Human Commitment Meets Data Science

We leverage the best of data science, sophisticated predictive analytics, and machine learning in our mission to help a million more students learn well and finish strong. But that’s just the beginning. Our success is as much about the personal relationships we have with our partners – and the relationships we help them to have with their students. We help your expert faculty understand which of the many intelligent interventions or inspirations at their fingertips will make a measurable difference in the life of the specific student they are reaching out to next. Your data, your challenges and your students are unique. So is our response to your challenge. Science, in the hands of smart and caring people, can change the world.


Charles Thornburgh

Founder, CEO
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Dr. Mark Milliron

Co-Founder, Chief Learning Officer
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Dave Kil

Chief Data Scientist

Dave is the Chief Data Scientist at Civitas Learning overseeing the development of insight and action analytics, leveraging salient concepts from multiple disciplines.

Scott Chamberlain

Chief Financial Officer

Scott brings over 20 years of CFO experience in high-growth software businesses and is responsible for leading Civitas Learning’s financial strategy and management, legal administration, and facilities functions.

Chad Walters

VP of Engineering

Chad brings his enthusiasm and experience for creating, growing, mentoring, and leading engineering teams. He has held prior leadership roles at IBM, Lombardi Software, Amazon, and Marsh.

Tom Warmbrodt

VP of Data Engineering

Tom designs and oversees our information technology and security processes while working closely with partners to solve problems and guarantee seamless integrations. He was our founding technologist and former VP of Engineering.

Tony Capasso

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Tony is responsible for leading a team focused on improving student outcomes by matching the needs of each of our unique partner institutions with our solutions and team expertise.

Shawn Gaide

VP Corporate Development & Strategy

Shawn leads the development and execution of our growth strategy to reach more students and help improve their outcomes.

Laura Malcolm

VP of Product

Laura drives our product vision and user-interface design. With us since launch, she is a two-time CODiE Award recipient for product design and has held executive leadership roles developing innovative ed-tech products.

Nikhil Kumar

Vice President, Partner Success

Nikhil leads our important relationships with our partners. His previously served Google as Head of Client Services, Americas.

Niranjan Nagar

Chief Technology Officer

Niranjan is responsible for our overall mobile and app strategy as well as refining the company’s core technology infrastructure. He previously held leadership roles at Facebook, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, and Electronic Arts.


Our founders imagined an organization that could make a significant difference in the world of education while also growing to become a thriving company.

Our focus is on partnering with committed institutions to bring together the best of data science, design thinking, and education technology, in a community of committed educators learning together to help millions of students learn well and finish strong on their education journeys.

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Our Advisory Board

Meet the luminaries from across higher education that share their expertise, insight, and advice.

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Transforming Advising

Austin Community College implemented Degree Map to transform advising and improve student completion. Read how adoption improved the advisor/student conversation, and gave students ownership of their degree pathways.

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“Our Degree Map project shows that when students have more clarity and control of their degree path, they’re significantly more likely to make progress on their learning path and, best of all, cross the finish line and complete a certificate or degree. These are the kinds of outcomes all of our student success innovations are shooting for!”

Richard Rhodes

President and CEO, Austin Community College

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Thank you to the innovative funders who share our vision and commitment to creating a new model for student success where each institution and every student is unique.


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