Meet the Leadership Team


Will Ballard

Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished technology company executive and engineering leader who first joined Civitas Learning as chief technology officer in 2020, Will has more than twenty years of experience managing large technical and engineering and teams and supporting customer success for enterprise technology customers.

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Meredith Baker

Vice President of Customer Development

As leader of our Customer Development team, Meredith brings extensive Ed-Tech experience to the team. From Publishing & SaaS to the OPM space, she understands the complex challenges Higher Education faces. Meredith is responsible for supporting customers’ strategic enablement, training, and growth of Civitas Learning products.

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Devin Dunn

Chief Financial Officer

Devin brings over a decade of experience in corporate finance, M&A, fundraising, and investing. Throughout his career, he has worked with software companies of various sizes and stages to drive growth, insight, and results through finance and accounting.

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Emiliano Giacchetti

Chief Operating Officer

Emiliano leads our global customer support, training, deployments, customizations, and expert community teams. He joined Civitas Learning in 2021, bringing to the team 15+ years of cross-industry operational turnaround expertise and deep change management knowledge.

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Chris Neenan

Vice President of Sales

As head of our sales team, Chris is responsible for helping new customers evaluate how our capabilities can help them impact student success efforts. Chris brings 20+ years of experience helping customers use enterprise software to influence outcomes.

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Vanessa Reding

Vice President of Marketing

Vanessa drives global go-to-market initiatives and campaigns to scale our software’s reach and community of practice. She focuses on strategies to deepen business impact and build market awareness.

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Rebecca Reid

Vice President of Product

As head of our product team, Rebecca is responsible for planning, creating, and implementing the overall product strategy for our technology. She’s alsoplayed key roles in strengthening partnerships and marketing our products.

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Megan Yelle

General Counsel

As General Counsel and Head of HR, Megan is responsible for legal and people operations. Bringing experience from both the corporate world and as a class action litigator to her work at Civitas, she seeks creative solutions to contracting, intellectual property, data privacy, recruiting, employee retention, and compliance matters.

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