Mathnasium is a group of people bound by a desire to help each other to earn the livelihood they deserve while making a difference. We are a community comprised of hundreds of franchisees, thousands of instructors and a Home Office team – all supporting one another to succeed. When a group of exceptional people is united by the same goal and the same values, they have the power to change their own lives, and the lives of others, for the better.

With a Mathnasium franchise you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Home Office Team

Our corporate team consists of business leaders and education innovators. Some came from within our own franchise system. They know, first-hand, what each franchisee experiences, and many of them are placed globally to work with you in your region.

  • Shant Assarian Shant Assarian Chief Executive Officer

    Shant is one of a handful of U.S. executives to successfully manage the transformation of a franchise company from early stage to market leader. He gained diverse experience early in his career working with major companies for Grant Thornton, an international leader in advisory, auditing and other financial services. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Tracy Cramer Tracy Cramer General Counsel and SVP of Operations

    An expert in franchising law and an accomplished executive, Tracy protects the Mathnasium brand and promotes the development of the Mathnasium team. A member of the California bar, she came to Mathnasium after working at a highly respected Los Angeles law firm.

  • Vane Lucas SVP of Learning Center Systems

    After careers as a heat transfer engineer for IBM, strategy consultant for Oliver Wyman, and retail banking executive for BOK Financial, Vane originally joined the Mathnasium family as a franchisee, operating 7 successful learning centers.  Vane holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton.  He is now responsible for engineering the evolution of the world’s best education method.

  • Bob Kaufman SVP of N. American Franchise Operations

    Bob Kaufman is the SVP of North American Franchise Operations at Mathnasium Learning Centers. Prior to joining Mathnasium, Kaufman was the VP of franchise development and operations at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Prior to that Kaufman was the SVP of franchise development and operations at Tower Records.  Kaufman has also previous owned and operated a chain of restaurants in Southern California.

  • Jennifer Nicholls Dr. Jennifer Nicholls Vice President of International Franchise Operations

    After an impressive 20-year naval career, Jennifer originally joined the Mathnasium family as a franchisee, operating two successful learning centers. Armed with a Ph.D. and two engineering degrees, she is now responsible for engineering the evolution of the world’s best math education method.

  • Jason Condello Vice President of Technology

    Jason Condello, Vice President of Technology, comes to Mathnasium with 20+ years of experience in technology as both a software engineer (developing and implementing strategies for web, client/server, and mobile) and as a strategic leader. Over the years, he honed his skills and expertise working at companies such as Prudential Financial, Network Global Logistics, and Automated Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, and an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from California State University – Dominguez Hills.

  • Julian Hollingshead Julian Hollingshead Vice President of Marketing
  • Terrence Gardiner Terrence Gardiner, B.S., CPA Corporate Controller

    Terrence joined Mathnasium in April 2012 when he was named Controller. Prior to joining Mathnasium, he was an auditor at Grant Thornton, LLP in Los Angeles, CA from 2004 until 2012. Terrence graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • John Bianchette Associate VP of Education & Training

    John is a distinguished education professional with an extensive leadership history in corporate, administrative, and classroom settings. He holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University and an M.S. in Mathematics/Mathematics Education from Nicholls State University. After chairing a high school mathematics department and helping guide the school to significant gains in school performance, standardized testing and dual enrollment growth, he joined the Mathnasium family in January 2012 as a center director, later becoming manager of Education Systems and senior director of Education at the home office. As AVP of Education and Training, he now oversees the education of more than 100,000 students and training programs for over 1,000 learning centers worldwide.

  • Peter Markovitz Peter Markovitz Founder and Chairman of the Board

    Peter is one of the world’s leading franchising and education services executives. Over the years, he has led global companies that have operated in more than 70 countries. A visionary leader with true, time-tested industry knowledge and a keen passion for education, Peter drives Mathnasium’s strategic direction and long-term growth.

  • David Ullendorff David Ullendorff Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board

    A pioneer in children’s education, David began his 30-year career working for Sesame Street. Before leading product development at Mathnasium, he was the architect of the world’s first definitive computer literacy curriculum for children, used to teach millions of children in 72 countries.

  • Larry Martinek Larry Martinek Principal Education Advisor

    An education professional for over 35 years, Larry has devoted his entire career to finding a better way to teach and learn math. As the originator of the Mathnasium Method™—the most comprehensive and innovative math curriculum ever produced—he inspires thousands of Mathnasium franchisees and instructors. Larry’s life’s work has positively impacted millions of children and families worldwide by bringing them a fresh perspective on math.

Franchise Development

  • Bill Schreiber Executive Director of International Development

    Bill Schreiber is the Executive Director of International Development. Prior to joining Mathnasium, Bill was the VP of International Development at Little Caesar’s. Prior to that Bill was the VP of Global Franchise Development For Texas/ Church’s Chicken where he grew the brand both Domestically and Internationally. Bill spent over 30+ years in the restaurant vertical where he held various roles from Operations – overseeing all of the International business.

North American Franchise Development

  • Chris Davenport, CFE Associate VP of Franchise Development

    Chris brings over 15 years of experience in franchise sales and marketing. A graduate from the University of Kansas, and holding a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation, Chris drives the expansion of the Mathnasium brand nation-wide. By leveraging his vast franchising knowledge, Chris helps our prospective franchisees realize their dreams of business ownership.


Mathnasium franchisees

There is no franchise community like ours. The humility, compassion, knowledge and dedication of our franchisees contribute to making the Mathnasium vision a reality. As you build your business, you will work alongside people that have been there before and are happy to help you navigate any challenge. Together we are a part of something greater, working to create a brighter future one child at a time.

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Mathnasium Instructors

More than instructors, these people serve as mentors and life changers. These individuals see the potential in every child and passionately work to increase their confidence and opportunities for success.


Mathansium Children

Children are a gift. Working with children adds meaning to our lives. And no child is unteachable. Underneath the frustration and confusion is the desire to learn. To witness that moment when everything just clicks, their smile and a renewed sense of self worth – it becomes apparent.

How to make a living making a difference.

You’ve reached a point in your career where you’re ready for a change – a big change – something new, something different, something you can call your own. But what does that opportunity look like?

With a Mathnasium franchise, the opportunity is crystal clear: you’ll be in the business of changing lives, one child at a time.

Your days will be spent creating relationships in your community – with schools, with parents, with the students who will visit your centers, and with your own employees. You’ll work to find the best people for the job, mentoring and overseeing them to ensure every child gets the attention they need and deserve.

Updating parents on their children’s progress and experiencing the energy of an environment where kids have aha moments and feel better about themselves is like nothing else. Compared to other franchise opportunities – including those in the supplemental education industry – Mathnasium has created a business model that stands alone in efficiencies and rewards.