David Woodward, Founder and President
David has more than 25 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and district leader in math education. The vision of Forefront Math and the products we develop stem from the genuine needs that schools and districts face. After becoming fed up with an onslaught of products that distracted more than positively impacted instruction, David founded Forefront Math to bring to reality the tools that teachers and administrators have always imagined we ought to have. David also currently works as the Elementary Math Specialist for Boulder Valley School District in Colorado.
David earned his Bachelors Degree in German Studies from Lewis and Clark College, and a Masters Degree in the Social, Multicultural and Bilingual Foundations in Education from CU, Boulder, CO.
Heith Kippenhan, Chief Engineer
With Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Colorado State University, Heith’s interests range from understanding the most basic nature of the universe to an obsession with finding the most elegant solution to some of its most complex problems. He now focuses primarily on server-side technology and the overall architecture and coding for Forefront Math.
Thomas Matteo, Senior Front-End Developer
Thomas is interested in leveraging the analytic and problem solving skills gained through a degree in Physics from Colorado State University. As the Senior Front-End Developer for Forefront Math, he is dedicated to creating powerful, intuitive, secure web applications. By always focusing on the end-user experience, he creates simple, attractive, yet powerful user interfaces to enable educators to examine, discuss. and understand the impact of their instruction faster, easier, and deeper than ever before.
Jamie Lind – CFO
James has a track record of success in the small business management arena, including driving the growth and profitability of a division of a company through over 400% growth in three years. He has managed several businesses as an operations/finance manager, several of which he co-founded and guided through start-up phases. He is the former CFO of U.S. Restaurant Properties, a private real estate company focused on the purchase of triple net restaurant parcels. He graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University with dual BS degrees in Zoology and Biological Sciences, as well as an MS in Operations and Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.