Tch Management Team
George Lichter, CEO, stepped into this role in 2015 from the Board of Teaching Channel. George was previously COO/CPO of Apollo Lightspeed, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ: APOL), which launched advanced curriculum and platforms; Head of the School of Continuing Education at University of Phoenix, including a portfolio of programs for teacher continuing education; CEO Ask Jeeves UK; CEO of Infosearch Media; Co-CEO of YogaWorks; SVP Vivendi Interactive; SVP of Knowledge Adventure, and has served as special advisor to Stanford University Graduate School of Education, IDEO U, Airbnb, and others. George holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from UCLA.
Scott Brogi, COO, joined Tch in 2015 after having been CFO or COO for public and private technology companies for more then a decade, most recently edtech companies including Jumpstart Games and Apollo Lightspeed, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ: APOL). Previously, Scott lead Finance & Development as a VP for venture-backed companies including Pictage and AccentCare, where he helped raise both start up and growth capital, led organic business expansion, and successfully executed M&A transactions, including exits. Scott began his career in corporate finance with Chase Manhattan and Houlihan Lokey, has earned an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson, an M.S.F from Loyola College (Maryland), and a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University.
Chip Fesko, Senior Director of Advertising & Sponsorships, manages these earned revenue activities for Tch’s consumer-facing website, after having led all advertising and sponsorships for ten years at Edutopia (George Lucas Educational Foundation). Prior to that, Chip served as SVP Advertising at the Currier Company developing innovative brand and audience-consistnet content sponsorships. Chip holds an M.A. from the S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communication at Syracuse University and a B.A. from the State University of New York.
Paul Teske, Senior Director of Engagement, guides state, district, and school partners in using our subscription-based professional development platform Teaching Channel Plus in relevant and impactful ways. Previously, Paul served as the Director of School Partnerships at Educurious. He was also the educational technology instructor at the University of Washington’s teacher education program, the K-8 Program Manager for Technology Access Foundation, and an R&D Specialist for Renaissance Learning. He started his career as an English teacher. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Education from University of Washington, a certificate in post-secondary teaching, a Master’s in English from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. from St. Cloud State University.
Thomas Vogl, Senior Director of Finance is responsible for a wide array of finance and accounting functions as well as Human Resources for Teaching Channel. Thomas was previously Lead Accountant at On Lok, and before that a Staff Accountant and Accounting Analyst with Pasta Pomodoro for ten years. Thomas received a B.A. in Business Administration from VMA Munich, as well as studying at City College of San Francisco.