Your Global Digital Publishing Partner

In addition to Michael’s leadership in every project and personal commitment to success, R&A brings together the very best developers and marketers in educational publishing and technology. Our goal is to ensure that we can respond to all of your publishing needs at the highest level, resulting in superior product design, website development, marketing initiatives, channel management, and customer engagement.

Each of the groups below was founded by an innovative and inspiring leader whose products and services have been enjoyed by millions of educators, students, and knowledge seekers around the world.

A+ Media

Established 20 years ago by Julio Abreu, a pioneer in the development of multimedia educational programs for the business and education sectors, A+ Media specializes in digital and print-based communication services with an emphasis on:

  • Education-focused website development
  • Promotional digital- and print-based newsletters and magazines for products and services
  • Educational book packaging and development for print and digital platforms
  • Full Spanish-language editorial services
  • Corporate sponsored educational outreach

A Pass Educational Group

Founded by Andrew Pass, whose team has broad subject matter expertise and development capabilities, A Pass creates quality resources for schools, organizations, and educational publishers of all sizes, and specializes in:

  • Instructional design
  • Curriculum, course, and textbook development
  • Assessment writing
  • Lesson plan writing
  • Alt-text writing
  • eLearning

APP Design

Established in 1997, APP Design is an Agile organization that develops custom enterprise-level solutions for the business and education markets. They create software products and custom applications that enhance legacy systems; add platforms to create and enhance new sales channels; and produce new mobile applications. They can respond quickly to address changes in technology, legislation, and the marketplace to keep business systems up to date and competitive. Their solutions include:

  • New platforms and applications
  • First-rate design, development, and implementation
  • Full cycle web application development, including databases, ETL, data warehousing, and data analytics.
  •  A disciplined regard for the importance of time, budget, quality, compliance, and security.


Led by CEO Dan White, FilamentGames creates digital experiences that develop critical thinking skills. Their approach to game-based learning engages, inspires, motivates, and educates. They specialize in:

  • Creating playful experiences that improve people’s lives
  • Custom development and content licensing
  • Early learner, K-12, higher ed, adult learning
  • Any content area (ELA, math, science, civics, health, socio-emotional)
  • Experiences that drive high efficacy, strong engagement, and long-term retention
  • Developing 2D/3D games and simulations as well as VR and AR experiences
  • Developing for PC, tablets, mobile phones, VR/AR devices, custom hardware

IESD (Interactive Educational Systems Design)

Founded and led by research specialists Ellen Bialo and Jay Sivin-Kachala, IESD serves the PreK-12 and higher education publishing and technology market, specializing in: research to support product development and marketing; and in effective communication with educational decision makers. IESD‘s main activities include:

  • Market/product research and analysis, including qualitative and quantitative research—surveys, focus groups, interviews, competitive market analysis, literature reviews, user testing, product design consulting, market insight and guidance, and independent reports
  • Product evaluation research—customized studies demonstrating the effectiveness of educational programs, products, and services
  • Case studies
  • White papers
  • EDRoom online focus group facility

IDM (Innovative Design and Marketing)

Founded by Alannah Sandehl, a Northwestern Kellogg School of Management graduate, IDM delivers marketing-driven transformation and growth by synthesizing revenue challenges, market position, and customer prospects to create effective cross-channel solutions. They major in:

  • Branding and brand Strategy
  • Social media planning and campaigns
  • E-mail marketing


Founded in 1991 and led by former chess champion and MIT graduate Joe Minevich, INTELART has helped global clients achieve the greatest possible ROI with a highly skilled team in Ukraine. INTELART specializes in:

  • The development and support of system utilities and games
  • Artificial-Intelligence (AI) based products
  • Business and scientific software applications
  • DBA
  • Complex Web-based products

Punit Dhandhania

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the educational technology space, Punit brings deep knowledge and expertise to R&A clients. After building and selling his own publishing services business to SPI Global, Punit has been a  sought-after industry mentor and advisor, and has worked with service providers as well as publishing companies like:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • Wiley
  • Hachette


Creativity and design guru Randi Brill established Quaracore as a full service creative agency that provides a suite of design, development, and delivery services across a broad range of assignments for many different industries, including education, business, non-profits, training, and travel. They major in:

  • Problem-Solving Creativity Labs ™
  • Conceptual design
  • Sales presentations
  • Educational product conceptualization and prototyping
  • Educational product marketing
  • Product design
  • Repacking existing assets