Meet the Scientific Learning Leadership Team
Robert C. Bowen
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bowen resumed his role as CEO and Chairman in 2012 after previously serving as our CEO from June 2002 through 2008, Executive Chairman in 2009 and Chairman in 2010. Mr. Bowen has more than four decades of career success in building market leadership and shareholder value in the education market. In his last assignment as president of NCS Education Software and Services, he built this K-12 business into the market leader of enterprise software solutions with a 40 percent market share. NCS was sold to Pearson PLC in the fall of 2000.
Mr. Bowen has also held senior executive positions with other leading education companies including seventeen years with McGraw-Hill. He last served as executive vice president of McGraw-Hill's Education and Training group, which included seven divisions with total revenues of approximately $350 million. Early in his career, Mr. Bowen was a high school math teacher, a coach, and a school district administrator. Mr. Bowen received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Christopher J. Brookhart
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Christopher J. Brookhart joined us in June 2012. Prior to joining us, he was an Associate General Counsel at Ancestry.com, a subscription-based SaaS and content internet company. Previously, he served as Sr. Corporate Counsel at Novell, Inc., an enterprise software company, as a Senior Transaction Attorney at Honeywell Aerospace and as a corporate associate at the law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, PLLC.
Mr. Brookhart holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from Brigham Young University.
Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer
Steve Nathan joined Scientific Learning in January 2012. Mr. Nathan has over 7 years of experience leading finance and accounting in large and small software companies, including ACCPAC/Best Software and Ositis Software. Prior to joining us, he was Sr. Corporate Controller and Director of Finance at Wente Family Estates, a family-owned winery and hospitality company. Mr. Nathan has held Controllership roles over the last 15 years. He started his career at Ernst & Young LLP, serving as Senior Auditor for high technology companies such as AMD, Tandem, Frame Technology Software, ComputerLand and Cirrus Logic.
Mr. Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University East Bay (Hayward) and holds a CPA (inactive) license in the state of California.