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PowerSchool: Appoints New Leadership Positions to Lead Continued Company Growth


PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC), the largest provider of cloud-based software for K–12 education in North America, just announced that Eric Shander, the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to President and CFO, effective right away. In addition to being CFO, he will also be in charge of PowerSchool’s global customer renewals and customer success.

Shander’s successful management of PowerSchool’s finance, accounting, human resources, investor relations, and IT over the past two years has been a big part of the company’s success. Shander was in charge of finances and operations at Red Hat, IBM, and Lenovo before he joined PowerSchool.

Eric Shander, president and chief financial officer at PowerSchool, said, “I couldn’t be more excited about the journey we’re on, especially in this expanded role as president and chief financial officer.” “By taking on these new responsibilities, I’ll be able to use even more of my knowledge and skills in important parts of our business that will help us grow as a company.”

PowerSchool Appoints New Leadership Positions

PowerSchool also announced today that Tony Kender will be joining the company as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Kender has more than 30 years of experience in applications software, information services, and leading sales, global marketing, and channel teams across all industries and selling motions.

Tony Kender, CRO at PowerSchool, said, “Becoming the new CRO is a great opportunity for me personally and professionally.” I’m committed to helping the company fulfill its mission to “power the education ecosystem and help teachers and students reach their full potential.” “I’m looking forward to the work ahead, and I’m sure that the whole PowerSchool team will help us reach our goals and then some.”

Before joining PowerSchool, Kender was the chief revenue officer (CRO) at FinancialForce. There, he was in charge of all sales, marketing, and channel teams. There, he got the business back to making more money and helped it have its best year of growth in its history. Before that, Kender was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Human Capital Management Sales for North America at Oracle.

In this job, he was in charge of the Oracle Enterprise go-to-market sales strategy and how it was carried out. He changed the business from offering services on-premises to offering services in the cloud with a SaaS value proposition. Tony has also been in charge of sales and marketing at CorpU, Intralinks, SAP, and ADP.

The CEO of PowerSchool, Hardeep Gulati, said, “Eric’s promotion to president and CFO, along with the addition of a seasoned CRO like Tony, gives me a lot of confidence that we’ll keep moving forward and growing as a company.” Eric was promoted to President and CFO, and Tony joined the team. “Their amazing backgrounds and skills in these important parts of our business make us ready to help even more teachers and students around the world.”

Concerning PowerSchool

PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC) is the largest company in North America that makes cloud-based software for K–12 education. Its goal is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps teachers and students reach their full potential in their own way. PowerSchool brings together students, teachers, administrators, and parents with the goal of helping all students do better in school. It helps schools and districts manage state reporting and compliance, special education, finance,

human resources, talent, registration, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments, and analytics in one place, from the office to the classroom to the home. PowerSchool helps more than 45 million students around the world. It has more than 15,000 customers, including more than 90 of the top 100 school districts in the U.S., and sells its products in more than 90 countries. You can find out more by going to


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