25-year Technology Industry Veteran Leads eChalk Expansion

Hung Vu, one of Washington, D.C.’s Top Technology Executives, joins eChalk as Chief Technology Officer

NEW YORK (April 25, 2011) – eChalk, the pioneer of social learning platforms for effective communication and collaboration in K-12 education, today named Hung Vu as its chief technology officer (CTO) and newest addition to its devoted team of eChalkers. Vu will provide the vision and technical expertise to deliver eChalk’s next generation of social learning management systems. His extensive 25-year history working in the software technology field with proven success will help eChalk develop innovative products and services that improve teaching and learning.

“Hung Vu is a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to grow and offer top-of-the-line web-based learning platforms for K-12. He has consistently proven his ability to get high quality, scalable software to the market quickly and effectively,” said Martin Brutosky, CEO and COO of eChalk. “Hung’s experience and previous successes, including 8 years leading LMS efforts, will serve as a foundation for continued expansion of eChalk products and services.”

Recently, eChalk expanded its operations with the addition of new regional service centers to provide customers with greater access to support and specialized services. The company also announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop and deliver an innovative new learning management system.

Vu’s extensive knowledge of Microsoft technology and experience in developing best-in-class enterprise software will help eChalk leverage its resources and partnerships to create applications that enable all school stakeholders to connect, communicate and collaborate anytime, anywhere, to provide effective, personalized learning for students.

Vu was named one of Washington D.C.’s Top 10 Technology Executives by the Washington Post and Washington Techway in 2001. While serving as executive vice president of development at Telarix, he grew the company’s global product development and support division from eight to more than 100, increasing productivity, employee morale and effectiveness. He helped the company build the top performing telecommunications interconnect optimization suite used by eight of the 10 largest carriers. He also served as the senior vice president of product engineering and technical integration at Plateau Systems, a provider of enterprise-class, software-as-a-service talent management suites, where he built the highest rated corporate learning management system. Vu also founded and operated a 40-person software firm, NeoQuest Technologies, for six years.

Vu’s proven leadership began in the United States Naval Reserve where he had the honor of being the first naturalized Vietnamese-born naval aviator. He graduated from Elmhurst College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and completed the Leading Product Innovation program, an Executive Education course of study at the Harvard Business School.

About eChalk

Founded in 1999, eChalk provides a patented social learning management platform that enables K-12 schools and districts to increase community engagement and improve student outcomes while saving time and streamlining technology systems. eChalk products safely connect more than 1 million school leaders, teachers, students and parents to the people and information they need to make learning successful. Current products include WebVantage™, PLC (Professional Learning Communities), ClassView (Class Management System), Anytime, and Lesson Planner. With the company’s personalized tech support and hands-on training, eChalk consistently garners the highest customer satisfaction and renewal rates in the education industry. eChalk is headquartered in New York. Visit echalk.com to learn more.

Kristen Plemon

C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.




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