Ensuring students are prepared to navigate life in a world of constant change.

Ori exists to help and empower students.

Who is Ori?

Ori is our founder’s younger brother, who happens to have autism. Jon Izak created Ori in 2011 when he developed an iPad app shortly after graduating college in order to help his brother learn basic life skills. This technology enabled  him to navigate our world with increased confidence, providing for a more rewarding human experience. This would not have been possible without the dedication shown by his educators, who provided him with much more support than technology ever could.

Our name and our products have changed over the years but the reason for our existence remains the same. We’re deeply passionate about partnering with educators to make it easier for them teach critical life skills so their students can navigate their lives with confidence. In doing so, we believe we can make this world more rewarding for everyone in it. 

We partner with educators to build a future that's more rewarding for all.

Embrace a growth mindset
We approach challenges with curiosity and see them as an opportunity to grow. By keeping our minds and hearts open, we tenaciously seek to improve ourselves and the world around us.
Make learning equitable
By providing an experience that delivers life skills and makes them accessible, we can shape more equitable societies and systems.
Build better, together
Our collective purpose is what unites us and drives us to work hard together every day. We firmly believe that what we’re creating is essential, and we trust each other to do our very best.
Lead with empathy
By opening ourselves up to the perspectives, cultures, and experiences of others, we allow ourselves to foster a community of compassion.
Inclusively nurtured
We believe every mind deserves to be nurtured. We want to help everyone feel safe both inside and outside the classroom.
Empowering generations
We prioritize the needs of students and educators in everything we do because we believe that each generation has the power to change the world for the better.

We partner with educators to build a future that's more rewarding for all.

Ori Learning Mission and Vision

Get students to arrive at their fullest potential.

Leadership Team

Our Educators Come First

Tess Hileman

Head of Curriculum Development

Alex Lumbard

Director of Customer Success

Destiny Crocker

Education Specialist

Kerri Sumner

Head of Implementation

Kate Sundquist

Lead Curriculum Content Developer

Jon Izak

Founder and CEO

Yaniv Yosifovich


Gennia Yosifovich

VP of Operations

Cristina Garro

Manager of Operations

Joshua King

Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Cole Ganopulos

Head of Education Sales

Carly Reeves

Lead Visual Designer

Want to be a part of the Ori team?

If you have a willingness to learn and openness to evolving as we continue to be inspired by students to arrive at our fullest potential, you’re in the right place. 

Current openings:

Sales Development Representative