ClickN KIDS is an Official Licensee of Warner Bros. Consumer Products
In 2004, ClickN KIDS launched their highly acclaimed ClickN READ Phonics program.
ClickN KIDS has now combined their scientific research based curriculum with the world-famous
Looney Tunes characters, under the title Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics.
ClickN KIDS is utilizing the power of the internet to deliver interactive and individualized
programs that couple sound instructional design with state-of-the-art technology to deliver
instruction unrestricted by geography or time. The beginning reading program, ClickN READ
Phonics, is regarded as cutting edge and the first of its kind by the academic community.
Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics, based on the original ClickN READ Phonics program, is a
proven concept for teaching children to read and retain with measurable results.
Armie Carabet, Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer
Armie Carabet brings a tremendously successful business history to ClickN KIDS. In the last
fifteen years Armie has owned and operated many successful companies. His experience as an
owner, franchisor, franchisee, marketing director and general manager have provided him with
the insight, understanding, work ethics, and capabilities to successfully lead ClickN KIDS, Inc.
His business highlights include: Co-Founder of TyRyMow Affiliated Holdings, a California company
with many successful business enterprises, such as Money Mailer Gold Coast, a nationally recognized
marketing and direct mail franchise and a former partner and Marketing Director of Norman International
Inc., an international import, export and manufacturing company.
Alan Ray Scalone, Founder, Director and SVP Business Development
Mr. Scalone brings to the Company 20 years of Fortune 100 corporate tenure as well as 5 years startup
venture consulting. Mr. Scalone began his professional career in 1979 as a software programmer for Honeywell
Corporation's Process Control computer division in Phoenix, Arizona developing software systems that
control paper mills, oil refineries and electric utility plants. Mr. Scalone completed his tenure with
Honeywell 10 years later as a Senior Systems Engineer for the division's elite global post sales technical
support group. He then took on the task of establishing and managing the hardware and software manufacturing
quality assurance departments for Hypercom, Inc. which led to the successful launch and market penetration
of Hypercom's Point of Sale credit card transaction processing product line. After Hypercom, Mr. Scalone
accepted a Senior Engineering position in Motorola's Corporate Applications Engineering department where he
designed and developed Motorola's worldwide Intranet communications software systems.
James Highfill, Chief Operations Officer
James Highfill was a co-founder and partner of Gold Coast Partners, a nationwide direct
marketing/advertising agency. During his tenure with Gold Coast Partners, James' contribution
was for the expansion of business. Particular focus was with an emphasis toward building client
relationships with organizations that could benefit from nationwide marketing campaigns. Thereafter,
James Highfill worked at Amwest Surety Insurance Company, focusing on the integration of retail bail
bond operations into the corporate structure and governance of Amwest (NYSE: AMW). Thereafter,
James Highfill applied his skills at Countrywide Home Loans as a Vice President of Finance and
Technology. Specifically, he was tasked with alignment of the company's core competencies to the
mission and vision of Countrywide, and was key to the post merger integration of KB Homes, CCM
Futures, Treasury Bank, and HomeBanc, amongst others. James Highfill looks at the use of technology
in supporting sales and operations and brings his skills in strategy, finance, governance, and
operations to ClickN KIDS. James Highfill holds both a Bachelors of Science in Finance, Banking
and Management and a Masters of Business Administration.
David Koenig, Chief Technology Officer
David Koenig joins ClickN KIDS with over 22 years of technology and business expertise
across a wide range of applications and disciplines. In addition to David's expert
technology skills, the business acumen he brings to ClickN KIDS includes leading the
company that deployed the first-of-its-kind IPTV solution to deliver custom content on
demand to consumers and Founder, CEO, and CTO of BrokersHelper.com a complete real estate
marketing system that provides integrating web and the digital press to allow agents to
automate their entire marketing deployment with ease.
Steve Deutsch, Vice President of Client Relations
As the Vice President of Client Relations, Steve brings years of experience and
contacts in the entertainment and educational fields to ClickN KIDS. Steve is the
former President of Zen Media Agency, an interactive agency that created on-line and
off-line content using CD ROM/DVD ROM in relation to internet & wireless communications.
Some of the clients that Steve and Zen Media worked with were Warner Bros., The WB
Network, 20th Century FOX Television, The Rolling Stones, Symantec, PIMS, California State
University, Fullerton, and the NFL Youth Program, amongst others. Steve is a former associate
for Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg (TV Guide/Seventeen Magazine) and works for a National
Private Banking Group.
Timothy W. Sullivan, Vice President of Business Development United States
Tim Sullivan joins ClickN KIDS, Inc. with over 25 years of Sales Management experience in telecommunications, prepaid phone cards, dot.com funding, venture capital raises, Internet Marketing and business development consulting. Mr. Sullivan has managed direct sales, national sales and customer service groups in Virginia, Florida, New York and Texas before relocating to California. In Los Angeles Mr. Sullivan oversaw the development of VOIP Services, Content Delivery Networks, Entertainment Media Bulletin Boards, Internet Solutions and Lead Generation Systems. Tim Sullivan attended Virginia Tech and received a BS in Finance/Business Administration.
Frederick Arnold, Vice President of Business Development United Kingdom
Mr. Arnold brings a wealth of experience in sales management, team building and relationship building with companies such as, HP, AAA, CSAA, American National, and ABC Telecommunications.
Frederick has executed successful plans in several different areas of business. He has executed business and marketing plans for advertising agencies, internet advertising agencies, insurance companies, telecommunications and restaurants. His background is in sales, management, computer networking, team building as well as business expansion.
Frederick studied International Business at Boise State University, where he excelled as a member of the debate team, advancing to the finals in NCAA Lincoln/Douglas debates on 2 occasions.
He brings the knowledge of speaking several different languages with him. He speaks Spanish, Japanese, German, and English (Queen’s and American). He is currently gaining proficiency in Italian, French, and Mandarin. Mr. Arnold’s work ethic, entrepreneurial skills and creativity have allowed him to succeed in tapping new revenue and ancillary streams. His analytical skills and cultural anthropological knowledge have allowed him to gain success on an international level.
J. Ron Nelson, Ph.D., Author ClickN READ Phonics, ClickN SPELL, ClickN MATH
J. Ron Nelson, Ph.D., consulted with the company during the design and development of
ClickN READ Phonics and Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics. Dr. Nelson not only authored the reading curriculum, but designed the
digital program, ClickN READ Phonics, as well as was given creative control over all aspects
of the final delivered product.
Dr. Nelson has a prolific research career that spans 17 years working with our
nation's top universities and educators. Dr. Nelson has a national reputation as
an effective researcher and received the 2000 Distinguished Initial Career Research
Award by the Council for Exceptional Children. He has secured over 14 million dollars
of external funding and published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and books
that focus on serving children at risk of school failure and research issues. Dr.
Nelson has also presented at more than 150 conferences.
Dr. Nelson has extensive training and experience in explicit instructional
design principles, applied research methodologies, and risk factor developmental
pathways for behavior and learning problems. He has studied the language and reading
skills of children with mental health problems (Benner, Nelson, & Epstein, 2002;
Nelson, Benner, Lane, & Smith, 2004; Nelson & Roberts, 2000) and identified key
learner characteristics that negatively influence the outcomes of literacy
interventions (Nelson, Benner, & Gonzalez, 2003).
Donald Plehn Jr., Marketing Manager
Donald Plehn Jr's futuristic and conceptual thinking is followed by 10 years of national sales and marketing experience. Donald started his career with BMC management
where he was awarded 5 consecutive years with the 5 STAR presidential award of excellence, his efforts resulted in more than 10 fortune 500 relationships such as IBM, Wal-Mart,
Sears & Sprint.
Mr. Plehn Co-Founded Chapter Group, Inc. a nationwide online legal filing service. Donald's strategic sales & marketing efforts resulted in year over year growth of more than
1,000% and help Ed form more than 5,000 new business entities in the United States.
Donald has also held successful positions working with My Instant Guru, Inc. as the Managed Technology Marketing Director & the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
where Donald managed & co-developed the Go-To Market strategy for NASA's Nsight international marketing program "Innovation".