Human potential is our most precious resource
InsideTrack exists to unlock the unlimited potential in this country’s colleges and universities and in the millions of students they serve.
We are guided in our work by our core values
Abiding optimism in human potential
We believe in the innate potential of individuals and organizations, their ability to realize that potential and our ability to support them in doing so.
Open and transparent integrity
We demonstrate honesty, professionalism and excellence, as individuals and as an organization, in how we conduct our business, evaluate our impact and interact with stakeholders
Dedication to sustainable impact
We pursue sustainable social impact through continuous innovation, individual empowerment, fiscal responsibility and accountability for performance.
Meet our team
The lifeblood of InsideTrack is our people. We believe in lifelong learning, we’re big on freedom of expression, and we encourage each other to experiment, innovate, and create new ways to meaningfully improve peoples' lives.
Chief Executive Officer
Pete Wheelan has dedicated his career to leading mission-driven, high growth companies focused on helping individuals live up to their full potential. Before joining InsideTrack, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at Blurb, a groundbreaking leader in unleashing creative expression through self-published books. Prior to Blurb, he held the position of SVP, Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Lonely Planet Publications, then the world’s largest independent publisher of travel content. Pete was also co-Founder and CEO of AdventureSeek, an online portal for adventure travel purchased by The Unexplored Travel Network, and was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Pete has a B.A from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a J.D from Northwestern Law School.
Founder and President
Kai Drekmeier has made a life commitment to helping others as a leader and innovator in the field of education. At InsideTrack, Kai is responsible for development of coaching programs with new clients, for business partnerships, and for organizational outreach. In the past Kai has also held a number of other key functions at InsideTrack, including performance management, professional development, and recruiting. Kai also plays an important role in managing the growth and strategic direction of InsideTrack. Prior to InsideTrack, Kai co-founded SCORE! Educational Centers, where he helped to develop the concept and served in a number of key operational roles crucial to the success and growth of the organization. Previously, Kai worked in secondary education and received a B.A in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Chief Information Officer
Derald Sue has spent his career designing, implementing, and managing technology solutions for mission-driven companies. At InsideTrack, he is responsible for the overall technology strategy including information technology infrastructure, systems, software development, and facilities. Prior to InsideTrack, Derald was the director of information technology and customer service at Niman Ranch. Prior to Niman Ranch, Derald was a technical project manager for Quokka Sports’ technology development group, was a senior consultant for Arch + Beam Global, a strategic IT consulting firm, and was a technical project manager for Capture Technologies, specializing in implementing enterprise call recording systems for contact centers, financial institutions, and public safety organizations. Derald received his B.A in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Senior Vice President, Client Partnerships
Marijean Hamilton is responsible for the success of all InsideTrack partnerships. Marijean first began working in education in 1999 with what was then eCollege (now Pearson). Marijean’s responsibilities over the past 14 years have centered on assuring the success of universities offering programs online. Marijean’s career in education includes managing support teams such as Client Services and Helpdesk, as well as, representing Pearson’s largest partners as the VP of National Accounts. Prior to InsideTrack, Marijean was VP of Program Initiatives at Pearson, responsible for building and overseeing partnerships. Marijean feels strongly that her work over the years has helped to improve the lives of people who could not otherwise earn degrees. Marijean has an undergraduate degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology – both from Oklahoma University.