SOURCE: Boost Academy

Boost Academy

May 28, 2015 07:00 ET

Boost Academy Appoints Ladt to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - Boost Academy, Inc., developer of an interactive math tutoring platform for the iPad, today announced that it has appointed Tom Ladt, a successful entrepreneur and executive, to the company's board of directors.

Ladt brings to Boost Academy a wealth of leadership and operational expertise from a diverse range of industries, including consumer services, healthcare, technology and real estate. He most recently served as CEO of PetSuites of America, an upscale pet resort company, based in Covington, KY, which Ladt helped launch and grow into a network of locations throughout the Midwest prior to its sale in early 2015. Previously, he was President & CEO of Ventas, a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in Louisville, KY, that focused on the investment, management, financing and leasing of properties in the healthcare industry. And for nearly a decade, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations, Kindred Healthcare, a publicly traded healthcare company based in Louisville, KY.

"Tom is a quick-minded entrepreneur with an impressive background in the management and operations of high-growth companies," said Boost Academy President & CEO Craig Collins. "He has deep operational experience, as well as expertise in business-to-consumer marketing. And his recent success in leading a company from start-up to sale will provide invaluable help to Boost Academy as it pursues its own growth trajectory."

"I'm excited to be part of Boost Academy," said Ladt. "The company has tremendous opportunity before it. I sincerely believe it has the chance to disrupt an entire industry and become the premier tutoring platform in the U.S. and beyond."

A resident of La Jolla, CA, Ladt is a Board Member of HEALTHCAREfirst, a software and technology services firm. He also serves on the board of the Chairmen's RoundTable in San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona.

About Boost Academy
Boost Academy offers students one-on-one math tutoring over the iPad. The company's patent-protected platform provides a rich, fully interactive learning environment for students who are able to conveniently connect with their own subject-certified, personal tutor. Once the student and tutor each log into the Boost Academy app, they speak to each other in real time. The app converts the iPad into a two-way, real-time whiteboard. Students and tutors work through problems together as though they're in the same room using a single whiteboard. Tutors can work with students to review homework, solve problems, and prepare for upcoming tests. Each session is recorded for playback and easy review. A short video of how the service works can be seen here.

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