Meet Our Leadership Team

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Advait Shinde

Co-Founder & CEO

Advait is CEO of GoGuardian, a company he co-founded with the mission of providing K-12 schools with new technologies that enable students to engage in a better learning experience by tapping into the power of the internet in an open, but safe way. Advait brings his passion for using data and technology to solve the world's problems to his role as CEO, and is dedicated to helping unlock student potential in education.

Based on his accomplishments in education and technology, Advait was selected: for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Education in 2016, as a finalist for CTO of the Year for the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2017, and as a finalist for Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Greater Los Angeles in 2018.

Before co-founding GoGuardian, Advait was an engineer at Google where he worked with his teams to combine innovation with the power of scale, helping to launch key products, such as Google Pay (formerly Google Wallet). Advait holds a B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA.


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Tyler Shaddix

Chief Product Officer

Tyler has led GoGuardian’s product strategy since 2015: singlehandedly designing, conceiving and developing GoGuardian Teacher and A.I.-powered Smart Alerts. His contributions, including envisioning and leading the development of the breakthrough suicide prevention tool Beacon, have fueled GoGuardian’s growth and affirmed the company’s products as the industry’s gold standard, earning multiple industry awards and endorsements.

With a decade of software development experience, Tyler founded two SaaS analytics companies prior to joining GoGuardian. He is an acclaimed thought leader, open-source contributor and public speaker on topics including UX, high-growth product development, education technology, and design thinking.

Tyler holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Merced.


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Teri Andrews

Vice President, Global Revenue

Teri leads global revenue for GoGuardian including Sales, Marketing, Channel, Customer Success, and Support. She is responsible for building a highly accelerated, sustainable and scalable revenue model. Teri has a proven track record of successfully building high-performing teams in hyper-growth industries, including: database marketing, digital marketing, marketing automation, mobile marketing, ad-serving and email. Prior to GoGuardian, Teri held numerous senior revenue and marketing leadership roles in SaaS, including Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at IBM Marketing Cloud (formerly Silverpop Systems Inc.), SVP of Sales and Client Services at Bluestreak, and SVP of Sales at Yesmail.

Throughout her career, Teri has grown several startups from early stages into global companies that IPO'd or sold to Fortune 100 companies (including IBM).


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Mike Jonas

Chief Financial Officer

Mike leads the finance organization and supports the company as it continues to drive growth and expansion in the K-12 market. Mike brings GoGuardian more than 20 years of finance and corporate growth experience, previously serving as the CFO of ThriftBooks, one of the largest online sellers of used books in the world, selling over 20 million books a year. Prior to that position, Mike was at Microsoft for 14 years where he held various senior financial and operational roles across the company in corporate finance and Microsoft Office and Bing business units.

Mike has an incredible track record in guiding and scaling SaaS businesses and has a unique instinct for identifying and managing high-performing and smart growth opportunities.