David Bolthouse — Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Strategist
David Bolthouse is a marketing veteran and 30-year consultant to schools, rehabs, publishers, and nonprofit organizations. He has specific expertise in working with online search engines and online marketing development. He has provided strategic counsel and full-service creative, tactical and strategic marketing and advertising support to residential programs around the world.
David is a National Merit Scholar and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spring Arbor University with a major in Business Administration and Computer Science, then the Masters of Science in Administration (MSA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs of Central Michigan University and University of Michigan, respectively. He also attended Cornerstone University, Northwood Institute, Saginaw Valley College, Baker Business College, Jackson Community College, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Phoenix. David attends several online marketing and search engine conferences annually to keep up on new technology and tactics.
Barbro Bolthouse— Co-Founder, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Barbro Bolthouse emigrated from Sweden to live in America over 30 years ago. Most of her family still lives in Sweden. In her career in America, she has worked for several major accounting firms, most recently with Zdonek & Wolowicz Accountancy in Palos Verdes, California. She now manages the financial affairs of Exceed.
Karl Schaller — Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Karl manages the business and operations side of Exceed, as well as developing new client opportunities and client communications. Karl is a marketing veteran who has led successful marketing operations for several major publishers. In recent years he worked as a marketing and brand consultant with several agencies, including with The Envoy Group, Zeal Group, May Media, and Elevation Growth. He has a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from Wheaton College and the MBA program of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Karl is married to Karen and they have four grown children: Karl Jr, Katie, Kayla, and Kent. They live in Colorado Springs. Karl doesn’t shy away from big challenges. He was recently in Katmandu, Nepal, hiking Mt. Everest to the base camp at 17,590 feet. He also enjoys hiking and running on the local Rocky Mountain trails in Colorado, including up to the summit of nearby Pikes Peak, at 14,115 feet.
Matthew Harbert — Senior Web Developer/Programmer
Scott Smith — Ambassador at Large
After leading the admissions department of one of the largest therapeutic boarding schools for boys in the nation, Scott Smith now directs Best Choice Network LLC (BCN), which is a referral service (a separate company) that provides student referrals to dozens of therapeutic programs and schools across North America and the Caribbean. He assists Exceed by being an ambassador at large for the company.
Alex Shaw — Writer/Researcher
Alex is a writer for Exceed, researching and preparing copy and content for client websites, advertising and other marketing materials. Alex is fluent in 3 languages and a musician. He attended California State University.
Andrea Stroop — Client Liaison, Researcher
Andrea is a client liaison and researcher for Exceed. Andrea is trained as an elementary teacher, graduating from Lee University and Arizona Christian University. She was an assistant and long-time counselor at a Youth Haven Ranch, a program for disadvantaged youth. She was a missionary to Mongolia and often travels internationally. She has three young children and is married to Kris who is a helicopter pilot.
Derek Carlson — Videographer
Derek Carlson is our videographer. Derek also runs D James Videography in Tucson, Arizona.
International Web Design Team (India)
Balu ASR – Senior Developer
Ajesh Karri – Senior Creative Designer
For Ajesh Karri, computers have been in his life since he was a child and he always loved anything related with pixels, so he started to design at a very young age. Most of his skills and knowledge are self taught. He has a passion for designing detailed, creative and modern websites & graphics, He is always keeping an eye on the latest trends in design, typography, shapes, colors, etc. His skills cover many aspects of graphic design, web design, illustration and technical knowledge..
Prabhakar Bommireddy – Senior Creative Designer
For Prabhaker, his world is zall about design. He has evolved with the online world as a versatile designer and creative leader. His capabilities include; graphic design; web/interactive design; web production and user interface design. He is also an expert with ad production and management of a creative team for the campaigns of numerous top brand advertisers.
Sneha Bhuvaneswari – Senior Developer