We’re graduates, former faculty, and researchers at some of the world’s best educational institutions

Meet The Team

The founding team at Querium has extensive experience building and leading successful startup companies in education, software, and product development.

Kent Fuka
Kent FukaFounder & CEO
Elaine Kant, PhD
Elaine Kant, PhDChief Scientist, AAAI Fellow
Evan Baatarjav, PhD
Evan Baatarjav, PhDA.I. Engineer
Douglas Quinney, PhD
Douglas Quinney, PhDProfessor Emeritus, Keele University
Maria Robinson, PhD
Maria Robinson, PhDA.I. Engineer, Math Coordinator
Lawrence McDaniel
Lawrence McDanielFull Stack Developer

Contributors to Querium

Many thanks to those who contributed to the creation of StepWise.

Patti Smith
Patti SmithCo-Founder
Ursula Wolz, PhD
Ursula Wolz, PhDA.I. Developer
Sarah Powell
Sarah PowellPhD, Math Education Professor
Patty C Hill
Patty C HillMath Department Chair
Cathy Yenca
Cathy YencaMathematics Teacher
Lauren Fuka
Lauren FukaMathematics Question Editor
Jerri LaMirand
Jerri LaMirandDirector of Math & Science Curriculum
Jim Van Riper
Jim Van RiperSoftware Architect
Colin Lowry
Colin LowryProducer-Editor
Jennifer Bullard
Jennifer BullardSenior Producer
James Werner
James WernerBusiness Development Advisor
Alan May
Alan MaySoftware Architect
Aruni Gunasegram
Aruni GunasegramClient Services Advisor

Board Of Directors

Kent Fuka

Founder and CEO of Querium

Kent Fuka

Board Member at Thinkwell.

Former General Partner at CenterPoint Ventures.

Drew Duncan

Drew Duncan

Director of Research and Trading at RGM Advisors.

Former Founder and CEO of BeSeen.com

Carl Tyson

Carl Tyson

Carl is the Chairman and CEO of Thinkwell.

He is the former president of the College Division of Harcourt publishing, and the former president of the College Division of McGraw-Hill.

James Caras


James Caras

Founder and CEO of Catalyst Education.

Founder and President of Sapling Learning.

Former Chief Product Officer for STEM at Macmillan Learning.


Chris Brown

Attorney at Law

Chris Brown

Chris is a business lawyer focused on the representation of growth companies and their investors, with a particular concentration on the issues facing technology companies.

Prior to going into private practice, Chris served as General Counsel and Secretary of NetSpend Holdings where he counseled NetSpend on its 2010 IPO and other transactions.

Earlier in his career he was a partner in the Austin office of Baker Botts L.L.P. where he headed the corporate practice.

G. Gilbert Cloyd

Retired CTO of Proctor & Gamble

G. Gilbert Cloyd

A 36 year veteran of Proctor and Gamble, Dr. Gil Cloyd was named Industry Week’s Tech Leader of the year in 2004.

He served on the Board of Trustees for The Ohio State University in 2005, as the Chairman from 2007-2009 and is currently a Charter Trustee of the Board.

Dr. Cloyd serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital at the University of Texas, Austin, and is on the Board of Directors for Lumos Pharma.

Jack Dilworth

Retired President of PsychCorp

Jack Dilworth

As an advisor to Querium, Jack Dilworth brings expert knowledge gained during his forty-five year career in testing and education.

Jack retired as Chairman, The Psychological Corporation/Harcourt Educational Assessment in 2005. Prior to that, he provided leadership as a Group President for Harcourt Inc. and President and CEO of The Psychological Corporation.

Jack’s background and experience includes numerous administrative, operational, financial, project management, and information technology roles during his twenty year employment with Harcourt preceded by a twenty-five year period with Educational Testing Service.

Dave Garza

Workforce Development Advisor

Dave Garza

Across Dave’s 20+ year career he has led workforce development and skills publishing at both Cengage and Pearson.

Dave has a passion for partnering with innovative organizations and being a part of evolving education models that accelerate skills acquisition and development for today’s learners.

Rich Haner

Founder and Former CEO of Design Edge

Rich Haner

Rich was part of the early group of Texas Instruments engineers and product designers that founded Compaq Computers in Houston. Following Compaq, Rich co-founded and was CEO of Design Edge, a product design company which did contract product development projects for a number of large customers including Dell, Motorola, and Toshiba.

Former Chairman of Austin software company ZeroWaitState.

Rich was a lecturer in the MBA program at UT Austin.

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