Mark Svorinic joined Governet as a proponent of the development and implementation of educational technology solutions with more than 25 years experience in the field. Having started as a secondary school educator specializing in Business and Technology Education in the early 1980s, Mr. Svorinic recognized that emergent technologies would inevitably impact the learning arena and leveraged his knowledge of education and technology to bring forth the inclusion of computer assisted and delivered learning from the school districts in his home state of Arizona to international projects literally spanning the globe. Taking on the role of District Technology Coordinator for the school system, he crafted this vision into a reality by moving the schools into a technology rich environment long before the trend towards educational technology was affected across the United States. He continued to drive the trend in Arizona when he became the Director for Academic Technology Services in the Tempe Union school district, a position he held through the educational technological watershed decade of the 1990s.
Since then, Mr. Svorinic has held senior executive positions at Cisco Learning Institute, Pearson Digital Learning, and Pinnacle Education, Inc.
Vice President Technology & Development
Ken Brown graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years’ experience in software design and development, research, project management. Throughout his career Ken has worked for commercial and government contractors on technically complex projects. Ken joined Governet in 2011 and currently serves as the senior software engineer heading up the major software development team. Ken and his team are currently working system enhancements in the company’s core product CurricUNET Meta and development of a full suite of supporting modules.
Vice President Product Delivery & Services
Throughout a career spanning 25 years in both public and private sectors, Nancy Howard has worked extensively with local governments and non-profit agencies in the fields of legislative advocacy, business administration and operations. Early positions in municipal government ultimately led her to the Nevada League of Cities (NLC), a nonprofit service organization for municipal governments in Nevada. As Deputy Director at NLC, her primary responsibilities included legislative advocacy, grants management, insurance administration, budgeting and major events planning. Her successful track record lead to an upward move to Blue Mountain Energy, a certified women owned business (WBENC), where she served as Vice President. Her work related to contract management and grant services, assisted in securing several multi-million dollar grants including DOD, DOE and PERC (Propane Energy Resource Council) grant awards.
A developing partnership between Blue Mountain Energy and Governet lead to her transition into a new career in the education technology sector. Since 1996, Ms. Howard has served Governet in multiple capacities, including COO, Vice President of Administrative Services and Director of Marketing and Sales. She is currently serving as Vice President of Product Delivery and Services.
Ms. Howard is very knowledgeable about every facet of the company’s business and has contributed greatly to its success. Under her leadership, Governet has become one of the top producers of technology solutions for higher education serving more than 550 colleges and universities worldwide.
Vice President Market Solutions
Mr. Thyberg began his technical career with Governet after receiving his degree in Computer Software Engineering from Idaho State University. He has progressively risen through the ranks to now serve as the Vice President of Strategic Services. As the designer/developer of the current version of the Company’s flagship product, CurricUNET, he has both an intimate knowledge of all of Governet’s product offerings, as well as experience in all phases of its technical process and organization, having previously served as Vice President of Technology.
Mr. Thyberg has further used his technical background to systematize the Company’s entire marketing and sales process, and to effectively and accurately describe CurricUNET features to prospective clients.