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Meet the Vinson Team

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At Vinson, we leverage our experience in the educational sector and beyond to help parents, students, teachers, and school district leaders tackle the impossible every day. With our cross-discipline expertise and deep understanding of high-tech software solutions, we know how to solve IT, professional development, and EMIS challenges quickly and efficiently.

Our goal? To remove roadblocks that prevent you from achieving what matters most: providing quality education.

Check out all open positions and apply directly through our Careers Portal.


John LaPlante
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As the senior executive, John has complete responsibility for Vinson. With over 25 years of experience in educational technology, John is a seasoned leader with a proven record of providing exceptional customer service, aggressively implementing cutting-edge technology solutions, and creating diverse, reliable, relevant, and scalable technology platforms from which to drive both student achievement and operational excellence. John is a 2019 graduate of the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University, and he also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of San Diego, and is a licensed School Business Manager.

Christian Ballmer
Chief Operating Officer
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In his executive role, Christian leads all of Vinson’s operational services. Since graduating from Kent State University with a degree in Organizational Communication, he has maintained a focus on driving the company forward through better processes and data-driven decision-making. With over five years of experience working in Ohio schools, Christian understands the balance between great customer service and operational efficiencies to ensure client satisfaction.

Jason Kleem
Executive Vice President of Client Services
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Jason is an experienced leader in educational IT, as evidenced by nearly a decade of work helping K-12 schools solve complex technological problems. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Game and Interactive Media Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology – Orlando, and his passion for educational game and app design led him to his current role at Vinson. Providing professional services to K-12 schools offers Jason the opportunity to contribute his skills in technology, business, public relations, management, strategy, and design to a wide variety of clients.


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Vinson is hiring! If you're a talented professional with experience in education, IT managed services, EMIS reporting, or software development, we'd love to hear from you.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more information

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