Our Leadership Team

Today, Reading Plus meets the increasing need of providing educators with adaptive easy-to-use edtech tools, but our commitment to improving reading proficiency dates back to the 1930s. Reading Plus has transformed the educational experience for teachers and students for nearly 100 years.


We’re a team of passionate and experienced educators, researchers, technologists, designers and support specialists. We love coming to work every day to help educators change students’ lives.

Katherine Ayombil

Katherine Bowen Ayombil

Director, Digital Marketing

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”

—Oprah Winfrey

Randi Bender

Randi Bender

Chief Content Officer

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

—African proverb

Janine Caffrey

Janine Walker-Caffrey Ed.D.

Chief Research Officer

“Do or do not … there is no try.”


Peter Davis

Peter C. Davis

Board Member/Advisor

“Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you.”

—Barack Obama

Jenny Eisenman

Jenny Eisenman

Chief Education Officer

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.

—Mary Oliver

Raquel Whiting Gilmer

Raquel Whiting Gilmer

Board Member/Advisor

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

—Harriet Tubman

Steven Guttentag

Steven Guttentag, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

Reinhold Lange

Reinhold Lange

Chief Product Officer

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Michael Lascelles

Michael Lascelles

Vice President, Customer Success

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

Marty McFly (from Back to the Future)

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Executive Chairman

“Strikes and gutters. Ups and Downs.”

— El Duderino