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ABOUT

Since 2010, we have dedicated ourselves to creating high quality assessment and learning solutions, with a focus on student success at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary education levels. We are driven by our mission of making assessment and learning experiences truly engaging and impactful for all students.

Our story

THE VRETTA
TEAM

Vretta is a highly creative organization, built on integrity and an unwavering commitment to the highest quality standards in the education technology industry. We are passionate about EdTech, focused on our actions, and fiscally responsible stewards of our resources. We leverage our experience, reputation, and deep connections with educators to enhance the assessment and learning experiences for students.

TEAM LEADERS

ANAND KARAT

President and CEO

Anand leads Vretta’s entrepreneurial culture and sets the strategic direction of the company. He ensures undivided focus on our vision to support student-success through his unique innovatively now leadership style. He is the founding partner of Vretta and has an Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics from Bangalore University and an MBA in Science and Technology from Queen’s University.

CHARLES ANIFOWOSE

Chief Innovation Officer

Charles leads the architectural product design and development processes at Vretta. He ensures unparalleled innovation in learning and assessment experiences for student success. He is the co-founder of Vretta, has invented numerous technology solutions, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Brock University.

ALI ALAVI

Product Director

Ali leads product design to ensure that every user has a truly meaningful and amazing learning and assessment experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree of Science from the University of Waterloo and over a decade of experience leading product design and development teams.

ARBANA MIFTARI

Director of Project Management

Arbana leads the management of projects, change, and stakeholder engagement for the development of new products. She ensures products are delivered on time and with world-class quality. She has a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies from Western University, and is a certified Project Management Professional and an Agile Certified Practitioner from the Project Management Institute.

ZACH WILLIAMS

Director of Technology

Zach leads the development and maintenance of technology solutions and security systems. He ensures the use of best practices in process efficiencies, developing scalable solutions, and maintaining high-security systems. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Queen’s University and over a decade of experience working with systems of varying sizes and complexities.

ANGELICA MENDAGLIO

Head of Instructional Design

Angelica leads the instructional design and development of learning and assessment resources. She ensures intuitive product design and seamless user experiences for our learning and assessment solutions. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Cultural Studies from Trent University and a Master of Science in Mathematics from McMaster University.

Jimmy de la Torre

Lead Psychometrician

Jimmy supports our team of assessment specialists and psychometricians by providing guidance on technical and implementation issues related to educational measurement. His expertise is in the areas of item response theory, cognitive diagnosis modeling, and designing and using assessment to inform instruction and learning, and he has published widely on these topics. Jimmy has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently Professor and Head of the Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences Unit of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.

JACOB PUCAR

Head of Customer Success

Jacob leads customer success through his unwavering focus on thoroughly understanding the needs of all users and ensuring they gain immense value from the use of our products and services. Through an established customer-centric approach, he ensures that he gathers ongoing feedback from users to identify ways to support the constant evolution of experience of all users. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from McMaster University.

HARSHA VARLANI

President of Vretta-Lyryx

Harsha drives the strategic vision of Vretta-Lyryx with a deep commitment to excellence and student success in higher education. She leads her team by example, and her ability to inspire and empower them has fostered a culture of innovation and collaboration. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and a Masters of Science degree in Computer Applications.

Awards

We are honoured to have been recognized by several renowned awarding bodies for the quality and implementation of our learning and assessment resources across all education levels.

International e-Assessment Award

2022 Lifetime Contribution Award

Dr. Graham Orpwood receives the Lifetime Contribution Award from the e-Assessment Association for his contribution and commitment to transforming the educational assessment landscape in numerous jurisdictions across the world.

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WORKING AT
VRETTA

Vretta is a highly creative organization, built on integrity and an unwavering commitment to the highest quality standards in the world. We are passionate about education technology, focused on our actions, and fiscally responsible stewards of our resources. We leverage our experience, reputation, and deep connections with educators to enhance the learning and assessment experiences for learners.

We work each day to create a safe working environment for all of our employees and promote a culture that fosters creativity, passion, and innovation.

Our six Keys to Success define how we achieve each of our goals. They include talent, systems and processes, relationships, funding and resources, research, and quality.

Workspace

The office overlooks the landmark St. James Park giving employees a view of the beautiful greenery. It is also a 10-minute walk from subway lines and the Union Station, Toronto’s railway station, and intermodal transportation hub, making it convenient for our staff to commute to work. It is a 5-minute walk from numerous restaurants and the historic St. Lawrence Market.

careers

We are always looking for new members to join the Vretta team. We value ambitious professionals who are not afraid of a challenge and will take opportunities to learn something new. As a world leader in education technology, we offer a working environment where you will be exposed to the latest technologies and exciting innovations in learning and assessment.

Quality Assurance Engineer

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Vretta is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Product Development and Implementation team. This position requires excellent communication skills, creative problem solving ability, and a sound technical ability to be able to understand requirements, monitor technological solutions, and maintain documentation that support student learning and assessment. As a member of the Product Development and Implementation team at Vretta, the Quality Assurance Engineer must have the attitude and energy to innovate and ensure the highest quality solutions that support student success.

Technical Project Coordinator

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Full-time, Permanent

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Vretta is looking for a Technical Project Coordinator with scrum experience and excellent organizational skills to join our Project Management team. This is a position requiring a client-first attitude and creative problem solving ability. The Project Coordinator should have the attitude and energy to ensure that our partners and staff feel accomplished.

Full Stack Developer

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Full Time, Permanent

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Vretta is looking for a Software Developer to join our Product Development and Implementation team. This position requires excellent communication skills, creative problem solving ability, and a sound technical ability to be able to understand requirements, develop technological solutions, and maintain systems that support student learning and assessment. As a member of the Product Development and Implementation team at Vretta, the Software Developer must have the attitude and energy to innovate and build solutions that support student success.

Business Analyst

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Vretta is looking for a driven Business Analyst with exceptional analytical thinking and communication skills. This position also requires excellent organizational skills and creative problem solving ability. The Business Analyst should have the attitude and energy to ensure that our partners and staff function productively, strategically, and feel accomplished.

Customer Support Agent

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Vretta is looking for Customer Support Agents to join our Customer Success team. This position requires excellent communication skills, a client-first attitude, creative problem-solving ability, and solid technical skills to be able to understand and resolve technical issues that our students, educators, and administrators may face.

Account Manager

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Vretta-Lyryx is looking for an Account Manager for Academic Partnerships. The Account Manager will be responsible for new sales and growth of existing accounts, managing relationships with clients. The role involves building strong relationships with the clients and to grow the account across all products and services.

Marketing Coordinator

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Vretta-Lyryx is looking to hire a Marketing Coordinator who has excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to support us with ongoing marketing and campaign projects. This includes creating blogs, social media posts, articles, applications, etc. This position will also require the strategic coordination for marketing events, conferences, and other targeted campaigns.

Psychometrician

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Part-time, Permanent

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Vretta is looking for a part-time Psychometrician to join our Data & Evaluation team. This position requires excellent communication skills, creative problem solving ability, and a sound technical ability to be able to understand requirements, develop reusable solutions, and provide guidance to our engineering teams. As a member of the Data & Evaluation team at Vretta, the Psychometrician must have the attitude and energy to innovate and build solutions that support student success.