GuidedPath is a product of MyCCA Corporation, which has been the leader in college planning solutions, having helped over 1,500 college advisors and 50,000 plus students worldwide to navigate college planning and applications successfully. Since 2005, students and advisors have found the tools and features of MyCCA.net (and now GuidedPath) help them find their best fit college. The MyCCA team brings together decades of education and technology expertise, to build a dynamic college planning product, serving education professional and students in over 20 countries. MyCCA Corporation is based in the vibrant software community of Boulder, Colorado.
Cyndy McDonald, President. Cyndy McDonald is a recognized leader in the college counseling field. She has over twenty-five years of experience assisting students with college planning, both as a school counselor and as a successful independent educational consultant. Throughout her career, Cyndy has mentored many school counselors and independent educational consultants. Currently, Cyndy teaches classes in the UCLA online college counseling certificate program. Cyndy is also the founder of Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), a professional membership organization for independent educational consultants. She serves as an active member of several professional organizations: NCAG, AICEP, NACAC, IECA, WACAC and HECA. In 2005,she launched the first online, college counseling platform: My College Consultant Assistant (MyCCA.net). In 2014, GuidedPath was launched. Cyndy has a Masters in Education, with an emphasis on counseling, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, and a B.S. from Westminster College in Behavioral Sciences. A first generation college student herself, with years of experience presenting to students and teachers alike, Cyndy is available for speaking engagements on issues related to first generation and under-represented students, college admissions, educational consulting, technology entrepreneurship. Email Cyndy
Jo-Ann Beserra, Chief Executive Officer Jo-Ann Beserra brings a mix of educational consulting and software development experience to MyCCA. Jo-Ann spent 15 years with IBM as a consultant and certified program manager on federal and commercial accounts. Jo-Ann transitioned to entrepreneurial ventures and was an instrumental owner in the startup of a software professional services company, Flatiron Solutions, and her independent college consulting practice, CollegEase Consulting. Jo-Ann has a certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California Irvine, a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and a B.S. in Applied Math from the University of Wyoming. Email Jo-Ann
Ron Krubeck, Chief Technology Officer Ron Krubeck is a talented technology leader with over twenty-five years of experience in the software industry. Ron was employee #18 at Sybase and helped the company to grow to over 1000 employees. Ron co-founded and led the technology side of Requisite Inc.; the leading provider of requirements management software. (Requisite was eventually sold to Rational Software.) Ron has also held executive leadership positions in several other enterprises ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Ron has a BA in Mathematics with a Computer Science option from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Email Ron
Andrea Lindquist, Director of Operations Andrea brings her technical computer background and her experience working with High School students in the college application process to GuidedPath. Andrea spent her early programming years as an officer in the United States Air Force, followed by software testing at IBM. Her recent years as the Post-Graduate Coordinator at a nationally acclaimed High School solidified her desire to help students get into their best fit college. Andrea has a Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and a B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University, Ohio. Email Andrea