Close enewsletter form

Register for Our Enewsletter

Sign up for the Ranku free quarterly enewsletter to receive updates and higher education industry news.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leadership Team Partner with Proven Professionals

Experience, Expertise, and Collaboration

Members of the Leadership Team for Ranku work closely with our partners to highlight the benefits of the platform, ensure its implementation runs smoothly, and monitor results. As with all of the solutions provided by Wiley Education Services, we emphasize collaboration and a respect for each partner’s unique mission, vision, and culture.

Team members are available to answer questions and provide specific details about how Ranku can help your college, university, or university system promote its programs, heighten awareness of your institutional brand, and bring in qualified applicants. As professionals with decades of experience in strategic higher education consulting, services, and technology solutions, they provide our partners with a sense of security and excitement about the opportunities Ranku can offer.

Learn about the members of this team and their experience with innovations that support our partners’ success.

Meet the Leadership Team

Close
Cecilia Retelle Zywicki

“I love the ability to be entrepreneurial while also building partnerships.”

Cecilia Retelle Zywicki

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

“I love the ability to be entrepreneurial while also building partnerships.”

Cecilia joined Wiley when the organization acquired Ranku in September 2016. Her goal is “to increase overall awareness of Wiley Education Services and our offerings” via identifying and engaging in strategic partnerships. She particularly enjoys the balance of entrepreneurial elements and partnership building in her new role.

Prior to founding Ranku, Cecilia was the Senior Director of Education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a lobbyist at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. While at the chamber she worked to advance policy positions to ensure U.S. businesses remain competitive in a global economy with a prepared workforce, and she has been recognized as an education policy expert.

She has a Bachelor of Education in Foundation of Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is a licensed attorney and has K-8 teaching credentials with a specialty in science in the State of Minnesota. Cecilia was a member of the Gopher Women’s Hockey team, twice appearing in the Frozen Four.

Close
Gene Murray

“Each day we have the opportunity to impact the lives of learners.”

Gene Murray

Vice President of Business Development

“Each day we have the opportunity to impact the lives of learners.”

Gene leads the team responsible for building long-term strategic partnerships with higher education institutions to help them more effectively attract, recruit, engage, and retain students. He notes that Wiley’s ability to impact the lives of learners through engaging education programs “is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and it underlines our approach to partnership.”

Beyond his expertise in the education market, Gene also has years of experience in technology solutions and change management—skills that are vital in the rapidly evolving learning environment. It’s not surprising, then, that he identifies Wiley’s learning culture as the core value he most relates to, citing “our ability to consistently challenge ourselves to evolve and improve.”

Gene has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Birmingham.

A strong commitment to our 5 core values

Close
Sean Dunne

“It is clear that my associates truly keep the Wiley Education Services core values in mind through their day-to-day interactions with each other and with our partners.”

Sean Dunne

Director of New Partners

“It is clear that my associates truly keep the Wiley Education Services core values in mind through their day-to-day interactions with each other and with our partners.”

Sean was drawn to education because “I enjoy the opportunity to do meaningful work by helping educators solve problems and achieve their goals.” He brings 14 years of senior-level experience in education sales to Wiley. In the past, he has worked at Follett, where he was recognized as one of the top technology sales reps in the country, and Frontline Education, where he focused on special education.

He joined the company as a Director of New Partners in 2017, responsible for developing and presenting education solutions for prospective higher education partners primarily through the Ranku platform. He is particularly impressed by Wiley’s organizational culture and values, something he noticed during the recruitment process and continues to experience daily. “It is clear that my associates truly keep the Wiley Education Services core values in mind through their day-to-day interactions with each other and with our partners.” He incorporates Wiley’s emphasis on building a learning culture into his own individual experience by striving to learn something new every day, “which makes my individual experience meaningful and fun.”

Sean holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Organizational Communication from Valdosta State University.

Our leaders have more than 100 years experience in higher education

Close
Elaine Koziak

“Our core values of respect, pride in our organization and high business ethics set us apart from our competitors.”

Elaine Koziak

Director of New Partners

“Our core values of respect, pride in our organization and high business ethics set us apart from our competitors.”

Elaine focuses on partnering with community colleges, universities, and university systems to help them promote and centralize their programs with Ranku, which she says “will significantly increase student inquiries and will grow their online presence in the marketplace.” Prior to taking on this role, she worked as a Regional Collegiate Partnership Manager for Wiley Education Services, directing and executing corporate partnerships for institutions in the northeast U.S. and securing the highest number of inquiries and students for her team four years in a row. She credits Wiley’s core value of fostering a learning culture with helping her advance her professional expertise.

Elaine has had an extensive career in education-related sales, working for The New York Times College Program and managing sales partnerships and education programs for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and USA Today. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Saint Joseph’s University.

  • See how using Ranku can elevate your online presence and provide insights into prospective students. Complete the form or call us at 630-366-2900.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.