Denver, CO – BuyQ, a national group purchasing organization for charter and private schools, has announced that Daniel Casselli has joined the company in its new role of President. As a key member of the BuyQ leadership team, Casselli will be responsible for growth, operational excellence, business strategy and client satisfaction. The news comes just a year after BuyQ announced its expansion into private schools after its decade-long, exclusive focus on charter schools. The company now serves 4,100+ schools representing more than $85 million in purchasing power.
“We are extremely grateful to have Daniel onboard,” said Christine Rafanelli, BuyQ’s co-founder and CEO. “His unique mix of business and classroom experience combined with his strong work ethic and mission-driven mentality make him the perfect fit for us. We know he will be a great asset to our team and our participating schools as we head into our next chapter and beyond.”
Casselli brings with him a wealth of experience in education, sales and marketing. He previously led K12 Enterprise Sales at Class Technologies, where he was instrumental in attracting their first 100+ K12 customers across public, charter and private schools. Before that, he managed business development efforts in the Financial Education Program at EVERFI Inc., which was later acquired by Blackbaud for $750 million. Casselli began his career as a middle school teacher and youth ministry director at Zion Christian Academy in Columbia, TN.
Casselli echoed Rafanelli’s excitement saying, “I’m thrilled to be joining BuyQ. I’m excited for the entrepreneurial opportunity it provides me and for the opportunity to continue to follow my passion which is supporting education. My goal is to provide the best possible service to our participating schools and to help students get the resources and tools they need to be successful.”
Casselli is a graduate of Grove City College where he studied Religion and History. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and son.
BuyQ helps charter and private schools do more with their money. Through a portfolio of audit-friendly group purchasing contracts and other benefit programs, charter and private schools realize immediate savings and enhanced service from top national vendors, plus a purchasing advocate to guide them through the process – all at no cost to the school. Learn more at BuyQ.org.