Who We Are

Matthias Hild

Matthias Hild

Co-founder

Matthias is the chief architect of all ESC software and proprietary assets. Matthias is a former Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Business School of the University of Virginia where he taught data analysis and quantitative strategy. Prior to joining the Darden Business School, Dr. Hild was a Senior Research Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The California Institute of Technology. He won a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship at Christ’s College (University of Cambridge, UK) and held visiting positions at several top-level European universities and research institutes. Dr. Hild was a graduate in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Göttingen and received his doctorate from Oxford University.

Ben Sayeski

Ben Sayeski

Co-founder

Ben manages client engagements and strategic partnerships. Ben has over 20 years of experience in the education industry having served as a high school economics teacher, elementary school principal, executive director, and chief education officer. Prior to founding ESC, Ben served as the executive director of the Darden/Curry Partnership at the University of Virginia and Chief Education Officer of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. Dr. Sayeski earned his Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia, his M.A. in Secondary Education from the Ohio State University, and his B.A. in Political Science from Furman University.
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Anthony Andros

Anthony Andros

Multimedia Developer

Anthony Andros

Anthony is ESC's multimedia developer. In his role, he focuses on graphic design, video production, and UX/UI design. He graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Media Arts & Design.

Andrew Grote

Andrew Grote

Project Manager

Andrew Grote

Andrew manages projects through the data ingestion / reconstruction, analyses, and visualization processes. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia College and an Applied Mathematics Master of Science Degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Robert Hurlbrink

Robert Hurlbrink

Data Analyst

Robert Hurlbrink

Robbie's primary responsibilities include implementing data ingestion, review and purification processes, and ensuring data quality. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Materials Science.

Guilherme Müller

Guilherme Müller

Front-end Developer

Guilherme Müller

Guilherme is ESC's front-end developer who leads the company's HTML and CSS projects. He specializes in structuring and coding handcrafted web pages. He has over a decade of experience in freelancing full-time for clients of various business segments.

Don Norum

Don Norum

Data Analyst

Don Norum

As a member of the data analyst team, Don's primary responsibility is ensuring data integrity before statistical models are developed. He has undergraduate degrees in Cognitive Science / Computer Science and Physics as well as an M.S. in Physics, all from the University of Virginia.

Aileen Philbrick

Aileen Philbrick

Chief Operating Officer

Aileen Philbrick

Aileen leads all operational work for ESC, and supports business development. She has 20 years of experience in education and holds a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.A. in English Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.
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Tim Preuss

Tim Preuss

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Preuss

Tim oversees infrastructure, security and integrations and has extensive experience in technical leadership and data architecture. He is a graduate of James Madison University with degrees in Operational Management and Computer Information Systems.

David Suarez

David Suarez

Data Analyst

David Suarez

David's primary responsibility is developing, testing, and documenting ESC's proprietary software. He also assists extensively on a wide array of data analysis projects. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech.

Korra

Korra

Sr. GSD

Korra

Korra is an integral part of the team, specializing in early-warning intrusion detection and mitigation. Outside of the office, she enjoys tennis, diving and swimming in the lake, as well as watching over her chickens and vegetable garden.