Eric Masters
Oct 4, 2017

IO Education Logo


Leader in education technology sets bold vision for 2017

ATLANTA – October 04, 2017 – IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, announces the addition of Cindy Yates as Chief Revenue Officer and the promotions of Doug Mesecar to Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Hardin Daniel to Senior Vice President of Student Achievement Solutions, effective immediately.

IO Education Expands Leadership Team To Continue Accelerating Growth

Cindy Yates joins IO Education with more than 20 years of education technology sales experience at companies including Blackboard, Schoolwires and Pearson. As Chief Revenue Officer, Yates will join an expanding leadership team to accelerate IO Education’s sales efforts.

“I’m excited to join the impressive team at IO Education and leverage my experience to help amplify the company’s exciting period of growth,” said Yates. “With its comprehensive solutions, IO Education is in a unique position to help schools use data in an impactful way to meet their goals related to student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.”

In his new role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Doug Mesecar will oversee IO Education’s professional growth solutions including Educator Effectiveness, Professional Learning (CaseNEX) and Principal Leadership (VAL-ED). He will also help inform and direct IO’s strategic business direction across all products and functions. Before joining IO Education in 2015, Mesecar worked on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Education, Scholastic Education, and Sylvan Learning.

As Senior Vice President of Student Achievement Solutions, Hardin Daniel will lead IO’s Student Assessment, Early Literacy and IO Insights product lines. Daniel previously worked at Discovery Education and LongLeaf Solutions before its acquisition by IO Education in 2015.

“IO Education has grown tremendously the past two years. The addition of Cindy and evolving roles for Doug and Hardin are natural next steps in our evolution as we look to capitalize on the significant growth opportunities for our business,” said Michael Williamson, Chief Executive Officer of IO Education. “With continued investment in our products and people, we look forward to empowering more school districts to break down data silos and improve outcomes across student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.”

For more information about IO Education and its award-wining data solutions, visit

About IO Education
As a leader in the education technology industry for over 18 years, IO Education is on a mission to empower educators through data to improve educational outcomes. The solutions from IO Education are used in all 50 states by over 7,500 schools and 120,000 educators, supporting instruction for over 5,000,000 students. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Media Contact:

IO Education
Eric Masters

Blohm & Associates
Danny Paulmeyer, 608.216.7300 x22

Topics: In the News