AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aceable, the mobile education platform and creators of the first state-approved driver's ed app, announced today the hire of Ben Carolan as Vice President of Strategic Development to support the firm's expansion into new verticals with business development partnerships.
Carolan joins the Austin office with more than 10 years of business development and online management experience. "Ben is a key addition to our executive team and critical to building new partnerships and relationships," said CEO Blake Garrett. "His depth of experience and leadership are exactly what we needed as we look to handle our explosive growth."
Carolan was hired after an extensive national search. "We spent months looking for the right person," said Geni Glynn, People Lead at Aceable. "It was incredibly fortunate to end up finding the perfect candidate in our back yard." Most recently, Ben was with TabbedOut, an Austin-based industry leader in the mobile payment space, where he played a pivotal role in developing monetization and growth strategies resulting in both Series B and C rounds. Prior to that, Ben was at TravelZoo, RentPath and a founding member of Community Offers.
"Aceable has created an exciting product that appeals to a huge audience," said Carolan. "We have only scratched the surface with Drivers Education and as we move into our next vertical of Real Estate education, people will really see the nearly endless possibilities for this company."
Morgan Flager of Silverton Partners, one of Aceable primary investors said, "There isn't another company in a stronger position to be the leader for this new ecosystem and Ben will be a huge asset as Aceable seeks to leverage its growth for partnerships."
About Aceable: Aceable is a mobile education platform that focuses on creating affordable, engaging and convenient educational content across all devices. Built by former teachers, NASA engineers and those passionate about education, the Austin-based team is obsessed with helping people with life's certification challenges. After launching its first mobile app to provide accredited driver's ed courses, Aceable is now expanding into other verticals for required education. To date, the company touts more than 300,000 users and counting, as it continues to expand nationwide. For more information about Aceable visit www.aceable.com.
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