Education and technology company Positive Action, Inc. (PAI) has named Roy Kim as its new Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Mr. Kim will oversee all of the company’s finance functions, including strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, financial reporting, accounting and control, tax, treasury, and capital markets. He will report directly to CEO Alex Allred.
"As we ramp investment in technology to meet the increasing recognition by educators of the critical need for SEL as a foundation for student academic achievement and mental health care, I am delighted to welcome Roy to our executive leadership team," said Mr. Allred. "As we prepare to launch our API next year and continue to develop our app, his multifaceted experience spanning finance, strategy, and digital media will play a vital role as we navigate the exciting opportunities facing the company."
Mr. Kim comes to PAI from 451 Media Group, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He has more than 25 years of experience, also with merchant bank The Raine Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., and is a US Navy veteran.
"PAI stands apart as the only SEL program with quantifiable benefits in both student behavior and academic achievement, scientifically proven through multiple randomized controlled trials," said Mr. Kim. "I am honored to join PAI at this exciting moment and participate in bringing its highly effective offering to an expanding audience of educators and students via technology. Positive Action was one of the nation's first SEL programs and soon to be the only SEL platform with an API.”