About Us

Hi! 

We are Tracy Tanner, Jean-Pierre Fallou, Bill Kilcullen and Dr. Deborah Brazeal who are individuals with a passion for Creativity in education — Creativity makes us happy!!  As team members, we truly believe there is a better way to bring Creativity back to the life-long learner, we're obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to help people achieve it.

Leadership

Tracy Tanner

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

CO-FOUNDER

“My own personal dream is to continue providing people of all ages the ability to tap into their inner-creative self. Partnering with Bill and John, both former Microsoft colleagues, gives us an even stronger foundation to pool our resources and become known as disruptors in education.” 

Jean-Pierre Fallou

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CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER 

CO-FOUNDER

Without change there is no innovation, Creativity, or incentive for improvement. Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it will produce the most extraordinary results to you as an individual. 

Bill Kilcullen

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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

CO-FOUNDER

Steve Jobs wrote - "Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things" 

Dr. Deborah Brazeal

Chief Creative Officer

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

CO-FOUNDER

Dr. Brazeal has been researching and practicing the art and science of Creativity since before Creativity was considered relevant and fashionable. And she loves it. Creativity training for entrepreneurs, executive and aspiring creatives is what she does do. 

Ted Powers

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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER &

VP of PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The modern Chief Technology Officer’s role has metamorphosed from that of part-time teacher/part-time repair person to one of a visionary leader. The change positions Kolena and our team to understand how to use technology effectively as a tool rather than learning it as a standalone subject. 

Nick Maiorelle Jr.

Nick Maiorelle Jr.  Kolena

 VP of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


"If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs." – Dhirubhai Ambani, founder, Reliance Industries

At Kolena, I'm now building that dream.