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Transeo Announces Appointment of Stephen Smith, CEO of Intellispark, to Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo., December 9, 2021 ( - Transeo, an industry leader in education technology, today announced the appointment of Stephen Smith to the Transeo Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Stephen Smith to the Transeo Board," said Don Fraynd, Transeo's Chief Executive Officer. "Stephen's intricate experience in education technology is an invaluable asset. He has a deep, historic understanding of our market— his counsel and expertise will provide a sophisticated perspective as we continue to grow and expand our impact."

Smith is CEO of Intellispark, software that helps PreK-12 schools measure critical social-emotional and resiliency skills while making it easier for schools and communities to deliver holistic student support services. He is also the chair of the national board at College Possible—one of the largest nonprofit college access organizations in the U.S.— and the co-author of Who Do You Think You Are: Three Critical Conversations for Coaching Teens to College & Career Success, published by John Wiley & Sons.

Previously, Smith was President and Chief Product Officer at Hobsons, where he led global product strategy, corporate development, student data privacy, and research and development. He joined Hobsons through the acquisition of Naviance, a leading college and career readiness technology platform used in 12,000 schools in more than 100 countries, where he was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

"If we're serious about helping every student succeed, we need to be more intentional about helping students visualize what they're doing in school and how it connects to their goals for the future," said Smith. "It's exciting to see what Transeo is already doing and to be a part of guiding future development."

For the last 30 years, education has been largely focused on grades and test scores with the sole goal of sending all students to a four-year institution. With administrators and legislators shifting their focus to achieve a more student-centered, equity-focused education climate, schools and districts need tools to not only create meaningful, equitable opportunities for students but to also manage and track career and college readiness beyond grades and test scores.  Transeo, a solution built by educators, understands these gaps in the market. The platform was born with a vision to offer schools and districts a suite of readiness tools that help educators create meaningful, equitable opportunities for students. In a very short period, Transeo has proven itself a trusted life readiness solution for hundreds of districts in over 22 states.

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About Transeo

Transeo is a suite of fully configurable student readiness tools. Built by educators for educators, the software creates a streamlined approach to reduce manual processes, empower student pathways, manage funding requirements, and more. Through robust and configurable software, educators gain the bandwidth to address equity issues, support economic mobility, build meaningful business partnerships, and transform education.

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