7 Mindsets Announces Education Industry Leader Mark Belles

ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 7 Mindsets, a leading provider of K-12 social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions, today announced that Mark Belles has been named its new CEO. Belles succeeds 7 Mindsets founder and co-creator Scott Shickler, who will remain on the company’s board of directors and continue to provide insight into the company’s future growth.

Belles is a well-respected, multi-time CEO with over 25 years of experience, the last 15 of which have been in the education technology and healthcare industries. His most recent roles include CEO of ContinuumCloud and CEO and board member of Inside Higher Education. He has also held leadership positions at education technology companies, Teaching Strategies and Blackboard. Belles comes to 7 Mindsets during a period of exponential growth and expansion within the edtech space.

“Mark has the leadership expertise and mindset to grow our business and maximize the positive impact and well-being that the 7 Mindsets can have on millions of students and educators. “Sickler said. “We are thrilled to have him join us at this pivotal time as we expand our program offerings to reach more educators, students, and communities.”

Belles’ career has spanned a range of businesses and industries with a demonstrated history of growing and scaling organizations. His solid expertise in general management and his success in increasing the overall performance of the company have enabled him to consistently exceed growth and revenue objectives. Joining 7 Mindsets, which focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of students and adults, allows Belles to leverage her extensive background in education and mental health.

“I am thrilled to join 7 Mindsets and lead a company whose goal is to ensure that all learners (students, educators and other adults in the community) have the social and emotional skills necessary to succeed in their education and in life. life,” Belles said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to further expand our mindset-based learning platform to impact millions of teachers, students and families, and I look forward to joining the 7 Mindsets team and help grow our business and our impact in the community.”

The announcement of the new CEO follows more than a year of record growth for the company and a strategic investment from mid-market private equity firm Gauge Capital in late 2021. To learn more, visit https://7mindsets.com.

About 7 states of mind
Founded in 2009, 7 Mindsets is the only highly researched education company to provide mindset-based learning solutions proven to lead to happier, healthier, and more successful outcomes for educators and students. These comprehensive PreK-12 programs include a digital curriculum in English and Spanish, professional learning, adult SEL, progress tracking and assessments to ensure educators can easily and effectively deliver 7 mindsets in their classrooms of class. Proven to improve student engagement, behavior and academic achievement, 7 Mindsets has been implemented with over 5,000,000 students and educators in urban, suburban and rural districts of the 50 States.

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