Ilene Rosenthal

CEO, Footsteps 2 Brilliance

Ilene Rosenthal is the CEO and Founder of Footsteps2Brilliance™, a breakthrough Early Learning Mobile Game Platform for pre-K through 3rd grade that accelerates student achievement by uniting the power of mobile gaming with the latest in cognitive research.  Footsteps2Brilliance™ recently won the prestigious SIIA award of “Innovative Company Most Likely To Succeed.”

Prior to Footsteps2Brilliance™, Ilene served as President of Strategic Initiatives for Achieve3000, a company that became the leader in differentiated instruction by developing a technology that delivered content tailored to each student’s individual reading level. She also was a co-founder of Lightspan, an educational software company that successfully bridged the gap between school and home using videogame technology.

Ilene began her career as a teacher, during which time she designed curriculum and authored textbooks. In her capacity as a lawyer, she has served as General Counsel to the Government Operations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. She also served as General Counsel to the Software Publishers Association (now SIIA) and Special Assistant to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Ilene received her J.D. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. She serves on the Boards of the E L Haynes Public Charter School and New Futures, and has two daughters adopted from China.