Our Corporate Team

Brent Goldman, Ed.D

Brent has been a leader in private school education in South Florida since 1996. Brent was the co-founder and Head of School at The Sagemont School in Weston for 21 years. Under his leadership, Sagemont grew from zero students to over 820. Sagemont students were accepted to some of the best universities in the United States including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Duke, Vanderbilt, and University of Chicago. Brent has also co-founded two successful online high schools, University of Miami Online High School and Smart Horizons Career Online Education.

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Steve Margolis, MBA

Steve has been one of the top entrepreneurs in South Florida for the past 25 years. He was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Centerline Homes, one of the top home builders in Florida. He is the co-founder of a number of businesses in consumer products including Bioforte USA, GFS Applied Research, Natural Misting Solutions, and Simplesa.

Ilana Tescher, BS
Marketing Director

Ilana has a background in public relations, marketing and broadcast journalism. Prior to joining Xceed Preparatory Academy, she was an account executive at BoardroomPR where she specialized in media relations, client management and digital media. Ilana was a reporter for Front Row Tampa Bay, as well as Fox Sun Sports covering Florida State University sports for the Seminole Sports Magazine show. Ilana is proud of her philanthropic work with numerous organizations and currently serves on the Board of Becca’s Closet. Ilana graduated with a bachelor of science, cum laude, in media/communication studies from Florida State University.

Richard Goldman, Ph.D
Board Member

Richard Goldman is a recognized leader in education. Richard was the Dean of Graduate Education at Nova Southeastern University for 20 years. He and his team were pioneers in the development of distance and Internet based education at Nova Southeastern University. Richard has co-founded and has had leadership positions in a variety of highly successful education ventures including, Another Generation Preschools, The Sagemont School, University of Miami Online High School and Smart Horizons Career Online Education. Richard is currently on the Alumni Board of Directors at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Board member of Xceed, he visualizes this effort as a “game changer” in the delivery of education for 6th through 12th graders.