EdTec’ers hail from top colleges and universities around the country, as well as industries such as business consulting, education, law, and systems technology. What’s more, many of our team members come to EdTec after working with charters in other capacities, be it as an administrator, teacher, or advocate, so they understand the unique challenges of running a charter school.
Together, our various teams cover all areas of school management. Our client managers deliver CFO-level expertise and analysis to support school leaders with day-to-day financial and compliance requirements, while our transactional teams ensure smooth school operations by handling accounts payable, payroll, and accounting functions. Our charter school data experts provide support with data reporting, student performance analyses, assessment management, and special reports such as charter renewals, regional compliance reports and more.
We’re proud to say that our staff have a collective 380 years of charter school support experience. Our business model allows us to bring this specialized knowledge and experience to resource-constrained charter schools that cannot afford to hire full-time business professionals.
Steve Campo, President & CEO, is an experienced executive for venture-backed technology companies and an attorney. Prior to joining EdTec in early 2006, he was President of a company that operates websites for major retailers such as Lands’ End and JC Penney.
Steve managed the launch of EdTec’s Southern California office, and has enabled EdTec to bring essential software solutions to charter schools at a lower cost, by negotiating master agreements with vendors that allow schools to achieve better pricing through EdTec than going directly to the supplier. He is also closely involved in initiatives designed to bring lower cost financing alternatives to charter schools, and has worked closely with a major client to secure a long-term facility and plan a significant buildout, pulling together a team of experts—from investment bankers to architects to real estate and land use attorneys.
Steve’s prior experience in the education field was at LeapFrog Enterprises, a leading educational technology company with computerized curriculum in over 100,000 classrooms nationally. A member of the bar in California and Illinois, Steve began his career as a corporate and securities attorney with major Chicago law firms including Jenner & Block, during which time he undertook numerous pro bono engagements through a legal services clinic. A father of three, he is active as a coach in youth sports leagues.
Steve holds a JD from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony Shen, Chief Operating Officer
Tony has directed and consulted to a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he has launched and managed a $20 million business and economic development fund. He has also developed corporate strategy for Fortune 500 and startup clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
His experience also includes managing education projects for agencies in San Francisco, serving as a Board Fellow at Leadership High School in San Francisco, and analyzing education policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Tony is also a board member of National Novel Writing Month, the largest writing event in the world. He is interested in travel, playing music, hiking, and watching comedy.
Tony holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a BA from Stanford University.
Mark Campo, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Mark joined EdTec in 2006 and has over twenty-eight years of experience at start-ups, mid-sized companies and Fortune 500 firms spanning the education, software, and manufacturing sectors. Mark has held management and contributor positions in the areas of finance, professional services, business development, operations, marketing and sales.
Prior to EdTec, Mark was responsible for the development, implementation, marketing and sales of software solutions to Global 2000 companies for enterprise resource planning (ERP II), accounting, e-commerce, and complex order management. He has managed the implementation of enterprise business management software solutions throughout the Americas, in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Mark holds a BA in economics from Dartmouth College.
Peter Laub, EVP & Chief Client Services Officer
Peter joined EdTec in 2003 and is an experienced manager and entrepreneur in the education and arts fields.
Peter managed a performing arts education organization, worked as a product manager at a corporate e-learning venture, and founded an online arts education company.
Peter has also been an independent marketing consultant for investment and consumer products companies, and wrote a school services feasibility study for the Pisces Foundation.
Peter holds an MBA, MA Ed, and Certificate of Public Management from Stanford University and a BA from Yale.
Adam Musch, Chief Financial Officer
Adam has held a number of senior finance and marketing positions in venture-backed technology companies around California. Prior to joining EdTec in 2003, he was Director of Finance and Marketing at a startup developing advanced GPS technology for cell phones.
Over the past several years, Adam has developed extensive knowledge in charter school finance and compliance, and has given seminars on many of these topics to charter school administrators at state-wide conferences. Working with charter school directors on a daily basis, Adam has developed complex financial models and software-based tools that reduce the amount of time they spend on administrative issues and enhance their financial management skills.
Adam holds an MBA from UCLA with a high-tech marketing focus, and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford.
Dorothy Lee, VP of Client Management and GM of Southern California
Dorothy has experience in corporate development, finance and marketing, specifically in the hospitality, internet and financial services industries. In her most recent position prior to EdTec, she worked on mergers and acquisitions, integrations and strategic initiatives.
She highly values community service and has volunteered and served in leadership positions for a number of non-profits benefiting children. Her interests also include movies, traveling, tennis and Michigan football.
Dorothy holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Kristin Dietz, VP of Client Management & Financial Compliance
Kristin has been working with charter schools for more than 20 years. She spent 10 years in public accounting as an auditor of charter schools and other organizations before moving on to become the first CFO of a charter management organization that operated eight charter schools in Los Angeles.
Kristin later founded and served as CEO of a high-quality back office organization in Los Angeles. Kristin is excited to continue serving charter school clients with the support of EdTec’s incredible team of professionals. She has a passion for helping make a difference for charter schools behind the scenes so they can focus on educating our future. Her interests include martial arts, movies, cooking, running, writing, and spending time with her family.
Kristin holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California.