NEW YORK, NY (FEBRUARY 4, 2022) – Parallel Studying (Parallel), the digital well being platform that gives a brand new technique to check, diagnose, and empower college students with studying and pondering variations, introduced immediately two new key hires to its rising government crew, along with plans to broaden its providers into Illinois, Texas and Florida subsequent month. Susan Liu joins as Chief Working Officer (COO) and Robert Stager joins as Director of Partnerships, with each executives bringing intensive data to the digital well being and schooling area. The current hires will help Parallel’s continued development plans, fueling its mission to help and advocate for kids with studying or pondering variations.
Previous to Parallel, Liu was VP of Scientific Operations at Cerebral Inc., a fast-growing on-line psychological well being firm, the place she led the scientific operations and customer support perform by means of the corporate’s speedy development from pre-Collection A to a multibillion valuation Collection C. As an skilled start-up operator with a background in public well being and a ardour for constructing groups from the ground-up, Liu scaled the operations to serve over 200,000 sufferers in lower than two years and grew the scientific community from lower than 100 to greater than 2,000 nationwide in lower than one and a half years. In her function as COO at Parallel, Liu will give attention to constructing the techniques and processes for scale and development, in go-to-market operations in addition to scientific and care operations.
“I’m thrilled to hitch the Parallel crew and to dedicate my focus to empowering younger college students—particularly throughout this dire time of want because the U.S. faces a large schooling disaster,” mentioned Susan Liu, Chief Working Officer at Parallel Studying. “As a proud immigrant and a product of the general public faculty system myself, I’m keen about rising entry to care and alternative for teenagers of all ages. I sit up for bringing my experience to this function to assist us proceed to develop and obtain our targets, and I couldn’t be extra excited to be a part of this dynamic crew.”
Stager joins as Parallel’s new Director of Partnerships, with a robust background in constructing ed-tech partnerships, notably within the particular schooling area. He beforehand held nationwide and regional gross sales management positions at particular schooling tech startups, ONEder and N2Y, and was an early crew member of Presence Studying, constructing its gross sales and buyer success groups. A former public faculty instructor who began his profession in schooling, Stager will give attention to constructing long-term partnerships with faculty districts to serve their particular schooling wants.
Parallel’s new hires come practically two months after its official launch in December 2021, alongside $2.8M in funding—led by Eric Reiner and Dan Povitsky of Vine Ventures, with participation from World Founders Capital, Nice Oaks, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck of Gen Z-focused enterprise capital fund Animal Capital, amongst others—to speed up its development and enhance entry to particular schooling providers for college kids throughout the nation. Since its launch, Parallel has skilled speedy development together with:
- 200+ p.c enhance in demand for the providers and consultations
- Sturdy buyer retention with 86 p.c of purchasers buying a number of periods
- 100% match price of suppliers with purchasers for assessments, with a 93.3 p.c supplier retention price
- Plan to double its supplier community within the subsequent month as a result of enhance in demand
The platform is fixing one of the vital urgent points going through the American schooling system by working hand-in-hand with faculty districts to diagnose college students that study in another way. Parallel presents specialised look after the one in 5 college students with a studying or pondering distinction at a faster, extra handy and inexpensive price. The corporate employs licensed psychologists, studying specialists, occupational therapists and extra in every state and matches college students with suppliers primarily based on their referral concern and desired providers. With Parallel, evaluations start inside days as a substitute of the standard wait of months and price a fraction of the value of conventional evaluations.
ABOUT PARALLEL LEARNING
Parallel is an all-in-one digital platform for fogeys and kids with studying variations to diagnose, discover certified care suppliers, obtain inexpensive therapy and uncover every part they should learn about studying disabilities. Parallel schedules households with knowledgeable inside days, prices a fraction of the value of conventional suppliers and cuts the common case time for an analysis in half. All of Parallel’s clinicians and suppliers are licensed, credentialed and undergo an intensive vetting course of. The corporate’s mission is to advocate for these one in 5 college students who wrestle with a studying or pondering distinction and supply help. For extra info, go to www.parallellearning.com