Stuart Kahl co-founded Measured Progress as Advanced Systems in Measurement and Evaluation, Inc. in 1983, serving as vice president during the company's first fourteen years and as president and chief executive officer since 1997.
A former elementary and secondary teacher, Dr. Kahl earned degrees from Johns Hopkins University and from the University of Colorado. He worked for the Education Commission of the States, the University of Colorado, and RMC Research Corporation, where he helped generate statewide assessment business and directed several state contracts.
A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Dr. Kahl also serves as a technical consultant to various education agencies. In recent years, he has been recognized for his work in the areas of standard setting for non-multiple-choice instruments and the alignment of curriculum and assessment. Dr. Kahl regularly publishes research papers and commentaries introducing and analyzing current issues and trends in education.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Martin Borg joined Measured Progress as president in November of 2008 and was appointed chief executive officer in 2011.
Mr. Borg is an experienced and dedicated educator who is committed to helping students and teachers in the classroom. Prior to joining Measured Progress, he taught social studies, served as a school district technology officer, developed an online test delivery system, and started his own company, which he ultimately sold to a testing company.
Chief Operating Officer
Lisa Ehrlich joined Measured Progress in 1994. She has served in numerous capacities, most recently as chief operating officer. In her role, Dr. Ehrlich leads, directs, and oversees business operations for Measured Progress's multiple departments and campuses, including planning, designing, and leading continuous process improvements throughout the company.
Prior to her tenure at Measured Progress, Dr. Ehrlich worked for 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she managed training projects, products, and educational services departments; administered programs; and acted as liaison to both customers and executive committees. Dr. Ehrlich earned doctoral and master's degrees in instructional design and technology from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor's degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Chief Financial Officer
John Parsons assumed the role of Measured Progress CFO in 2012. He provides both financial and operational leadership, working with the leadership team to balance long-term strategic planning with real-time operational execution.
Over his 30-year career, Mr. Parsons has excelled at leading organizations through transition, developing teams, fostering organizational growth, and providing guidance to such key constituencies as clients, investors, and boards of directors. He previously served as CFO of Nitrosecurity, which Intel/McAfee acquired in 2011. He has also been interim CFO for Tatum and CAO for RSA Security, which EMC acquired in 2006. He has served in multiple capacities with Agilent Technologies, a Fortune 500 company, and Hewlett-Packard, which is in the Fortune 100.
An actively licensed certified public accountant, Mr. Parsons started his career with Deloitte, one of the “big four” accounting firms. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, is an adjunct professor of finance at Rivier University, and serves as both co-founder and co-board chair for the Financial Management Association of New Hampshire.
Chief Information Officer
Paul Wilcox assumed the role of Chief Information Officer in 2012. Mr. Wilcox has an exceptional background in technology and corporate governance. A graduate of Northeastern University, he has played leading roles in finance and information technology in the publishing, education, banking, and financial services industries.
At Measured Progress Mr. Wilcox is focused on closely aligning information technology with corporate business objectives. Specifically, he is working with the senior leadership team to develop and enhance technology products and services in the k-12 educational testing marketplace, so the company will be prepared to respond to challenges in our changing and growing industry.
Senior Vice President, Large-Scale Business Development
Richard Dobbs is responsible for state-level business development and the analysis of federal legislation and national education reform efforts. Before joining Measured Progress in 2004, he served as vice president of sales and marketing, an educational consultant to school districts in thirteen states, and a classroom teacher in traditional and open-concept schools.
Mr. Dobbs holds degrees in educational administration and elementary education. His awards include the McGraw-Hill Excellence in Management Award, Consultant of the Year, and the Gold Medal Club.
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Timothy Crockett has served in a number of senior leadership positions in education and assessment for more than thirty years. He joined Measured Progress in 1993 and manages the company's statewide general and alternate assessment work in his role as senior vice president.
At Measured Progress, Mr. Crockett has served as director of program management, assistant vice president, and vice president of client services. He began his career in the classroom as a fifth-grade teacher and went on to serve as a school principal and district curriculum director; he later worked in the assessment division at the Maine Department of Education. In addition, he served as a school board member for SAU-16, Hallowell-Farmingdale, Maine.
Mr. Crockett earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master of education degree from the University of Maine at Orono.
Senior Vice President: Strategy, Products, and Portfolio
Richard Swartz joined Measured Progress in 2010. He provides strategic leadership, with a special focus on developing products and services to improve teaching and learning.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
Mike Russell joined Measured Progress in 2010, when the company acquired Nimble Assessment Systems—a company he co-founded.
As senior vice president, strategic development, he leads the development and implementation of business strategy, defines and manages innovation initiatives, and coordinates assessment systems that integrate technology and content.
Mike holds numerous degrees, including a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from Boston College. He has served on the B.C. faculty and participated in numerous research projects there since the late 1990s.