BWM has also added two new members to it commercial team. Hilary White, formerly of EPS School Specialty, will lead product/market strategy. Joining the team as the BWM Community Manager is Toby Metcalf, who recently served in the same role at PTC, an enterprise application vendor, where he led the technology and management effort to deploy the online PTC community. “Hilary’s background in education, ed tech, and publishing brings fantastic experience to keep the company ahead of the curve, and Toby will keep us there,” Twyman commented.
To keep pace with its user growth and fuel future growth, BWM has doubled its staff in the last six months. “We have significant plans in the next 24 months, not least to be the ‘go-to’ supplier of collaborative writing technology to anyone in education,” said Bendicht Hugli, a board member and investor. “This investment round brings together all the pieces needed for cementing that position that we have already established in more than 40,000 classrooms.”
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