October 28, 2021 Kate Egan

Featured Education Placements: Regional Sales Directors for Reading Horizons

On behalf of their client, Reading Horizons, The Renaissance Network is excited to announce the placement of Dustin Bush, Randy Hagg, and Kyle Helfrich as Regional Sales Directors for the East, Central and West regions of the US. Reading Horizons makes quality reading instruction accessible to as many people as possible through technology combined with direct instruction principles and techniques. Reading Horizons strives to create a respectful and authentic learning environment as they passionately work to eradicate illiteracy.

Reporting directly to the National Vice President of Sales, these three dynamic leaders will create go-to-market strategies and develop top-caliber sales teams to achieve the sales and impact goals Reading Horizons has set for their ambitious multi-year growth plan.

A successful leader of sales teams in Education & Technology, Dustin has 20+ years of K-12 experience. Dustin consistently exceeds sales quota expectations as he did most recently as the Sales Director at Step By Step Learning. Previously he led sales teams at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), growing the annual business dramatically, and at Compass Learning, where he expanded the Northeast territory. Dustin has a demonstrated record in territory planning and team leadership.

With 25+ years of experience in the education space, Randy is a sales leader and business developer. As a founder, Chief Revenue Officer, and Vice President of Sales for Varsity News Network (VNN, Inc), he grew the company while building a team of 30+ sales professionals and a complete customer support system. Prior to VNN, Randy was Vice President of Sales at Entertainment Promotion, Inc, where he led a team of 300 sales representatives and 30 managers in North America and developed the educational brand “Summer Vacation.”

Kyle has 20+ years as a proven K-12 sales professional and leader. Most recently, as a Senior Director for Discovery Education, his deliberate focus on strategy and team empowerment resulted in growth in sales and organizational effectiveness. He has previously had sales leadership positions with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The College Board, and Learning Sciences International. Kyle brings an expert perspective on the national K-12 landscape through his experience with successful collaborations in state adoption and open territory campaigns.

Company Overview

Founded in 1984, Reading Horizons offers teacher enablement resources, develops instructional software, and provides professional development. They have empowered over 50,000 educators with teaching strategies that prevent and remediate the reading difficulties of beginning readers, struggling readers, and ELL students. As an employer, Reading Horizons strives to create a respectful and authentic environment as they passionately work to eradicate illiteracy. They also believe in balance by honoring the importance of relationships, recreation, and mental and physical health—both inside and outside of the office. At Reading Horizons, they believe reading is for everyone.

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