Executive Leadership

Faulkner Tech senior management brings global perspective, deep industry experience and passion for innovation to their leadership roles.
ANTHONY V.V. FAULKNER

ANTHONY V.V. FAULKNER

President & Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is the founder and CEO of Faulkner Tech, a results-driven organization that strives to empower individual growth potential through innovative thought leadership and creative technical solutions. With deep expertise in both education and technology, Anthony understands how to leverage the power of software to help people improve performance and productivity.  Prior to founding Wazzle, Anthony founded TNT Educational Consulting, Inc., where he served as President & CEO from 1989 to 2008.  Acquired by Excelsior Software in 2008, Anthony served as the Vice President of Web Product Development and led the way – from concept to production – for the cutting edge Pinnacle Web Gradebook.  When Excelsior was acquired by Global Scholar, Anthony was tapped to serve as the Chief Products Officer where he oversaw all aspects of product development.  In 2011, Anthony was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer where he was responsible for expanding Global Scholar’s influence by driving and delivering strategic initiatives and evaluating innovative product opportunities for both domestic and international markets. Upon Scantron acquiring Global Scholar, Anthony continued his valued role. In 2012, Anthony left Scantron to focus and reignite his high-tech consulting firm, Faulkner Tech, Inc.  As the President and CEO of Faulkner Tech, Inc., Anthony leads a team of professionals whose in-depth technology and educational experience provides IT business strategies and product development and solutions to non-profit clients in the educational sector.  Faulkner Tech is the parent company to Wazzle Solutions and Headstream Technologies.

Anthony earned a Bachelor of Science in 1991, from Western Michigan University.

VICTORIA BOTT

VICTORIA BOTT

Chief Operation Officer

Victoria is the Chief Operating Officer at Faulkner Tech.  Her leadership experience spans nearly two decades of managing and developing national, state, and local compliance, business and reporting processes and operations.  Prior to joining Faulkner Tech, Victoria held various transformative roles at educational institutes and at a national non-profit organization.  For over ten years at Central Michigan University, she was instrumental in leveraging data for use in meaningful business and educational strategies and decision-making opportunities for the Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools.  Her experience and attention to detail made her a key contributor to the development and maintenance of business processes and compliance assurance. Victoria’s pursuit to embrace “data to information, to knowledge” netted her recognition to serve as a pilot group team member for state-level educational reporting requirements initiatives.  Additionally, she served as a board member for the Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association for ten years and later was elected to serve as the President.  Victoria's proven record of strong leadership and the ability to create a winning culture helps lead Faulkner Tech’s core mission of empowering individual potential through innovative solutions.

RILEY JUSTIS

RILEY JUSTIS

Vice President for Business Development

Driven by a passionate belief that all children deserve a quality education, Riley leads the Faulkner Tech’s business development efforts on each of its product lines. Having served as Superintendent, where he was dedicated to the core mission of ensuring students were prepared for success in college, work and life, Riley led a team of professionals focused on strengthening K-12 instruction.  Before assuming the role of Superintendent, Riley’s strong belief that all students deserve quality options led him to become the Director of Curriculum and Technology for a national school organization, where he had the opportunity firsthand to ensure that at-risk youth – grade levels behind – had access to excellence in education.  Early on the journey, Riley made a difference in the lives of children day-in and day-out, while serving as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist and teaching advisor.

Riley earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2011, and his Bachelor of Science in Education in 2007, both from Central Michigan University. He is currently a doctoral student working toward his PhD in Educational Leadership with a research interest on the use of data in the instructional process.

MATT AYOTTE

MATT AYOTTE

Director of Implementation and Support

 

Matt is the Director of Implementation and Support, as well as the Product Manager at Faulkner Tech. As a key leader, Matt’s areas of expertise include product strategy, business requirements, hosting and implementation. In his 20 plus years of experience in educational technology, Matt has touched virtually all aspects of the industry.  He launched his career in K-12 education in 1994, serving as a Director of Technology.  In 2004, Matt joined TNT Educational Consulting, Inc., where he brought his experience to the sector and honed his skills in systems implementation and report development.  Joining Global Scholar’s team in 2008, Matt worked with a team charged with designing, integrating and implementing a large-scale assessment system. Recognizing his talent and expertise in technology and assessment, Matt was hired by the Michigan Department of Education in 2012 to oversee the design, development, maintenance and enhancement of online assessment programs and processes.

Matt earned his Educational Technology Certificate from Michigan State University in 2001, and his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1993, from Central Michigan University.