Don is the former president of Andrew Jackson University and is a co-founder of ProctorU. Don provides leadership for the company through its four pillars: Integrity, Service, Simplicity and Fun. Don works out of the Livermore, Calif. office, but still owns a home in Hoover, Ala. Don studied and taught at San Jose State University where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s in economics. Don is a huge San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan. Don has two children: a teenage son and a daughter who is married and works as a nurse in San Francisco.
Executive Vice President
Jarrod is a co-founder of ProctorU and was the company's first proctor. He created the initial prototype for the service to fill a need for Andrew Jackson University, where he served as director of technology. He works out of ProctorU's Hoover, Ala., office where he coordinates marketing and partnership aspects of the company. In 2013, Jarrod was named by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of the area's Top 40 People Under 40. When not grinding at ProctorU, Jarrod spends time with his wife, Alaina, who starred in the original proctoring videos (mostly because she would work free) and his two daughters, Maddie and Lizzie. He is a dedicated foodie, devoted Catholic and gourmet beer connoisseur. He studied computer science at the University of Florida and is a die-hard Gators fan.
Senior Vice President of Technology
Seizing the opportunity to work with a pioneering company, Matt brought his experience in management and technology at Best Buy’s Geek Squad to enhance the ProctorU team. At Geek Squad, he was in charge of home and business technology installation in Southern California. In 2008, he helped develop early components of ProctorU’s proctoring process and began working in the Alabama office as vice president of operations in early 2011.
In 2013, he transitioned to senior vice president of technology to head up a new department within the company. His new responsibilities include providing leadership and direction in all aspects of information technology to achieve strategic technological and business objectives. Matt graduated from the University of Florida and has a background in computer software engineering. He enjoys spending time with his family, making music and running.
Vice President of Business Development
Andrew teamed up with ProctorU in 2013 with over 15 years of experience in the education, information technology and aviation industries. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and currently resides in Phoenix, Ariz. When not winning over hearts and minds in the education industry, Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Curtis loves hyper-growth tech startups and joined the ProctorU management team to lead the operations side of the business, setting the stage for the company’s next stage of growth. His accomplished career includes teaching at Samford University, running the physical planning efforts for the Atlanta Olympic Games and the launch of WebMD's original website.
Like the companies for which he works, he enjoys other things that go fast. Palmer avidly enjoys Formula 1 and NASCAR in addition to getting behind the wheel on road courses whenever time allows. He's based in the Hoover office and lives nearby in Vestavia Hills with his wife and daughters.