Our Management Team
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Fourteen years ago Armie Carabet began exploring different options for fostering literacy for children. In 2003 the vision finally materialized in the establishment of ClickN KIDS, an educational publishing company with the goal of enabling all young children to master basic subjects. As Armie saw it, there was only one viable option for reaching the masses with an affordable solution: develop tutorial teaching software that is fun for kids and deliver it over the internet.
Under Armie’s leadership, ClickN KIDS has gone from an idea to a multi-award winning, cloud-based, proprietary tutorial platform that has benefited hundreds of thousands of children in over 100 countries. With a highly scalable business model entering its high growth phase, Armie turned his attention to new products. From concept to retail distribution at Wal-Mart in less than 120 days, a new record may have been set in flawless execution of the ClickN KIDS Family Tablet featuring the company’s Looney Tunes Phonics product. In 2012 Armie actualized his inspiration to spread literacy to the less fortunate by forming the One World Literacy Foundation which has garnered support from professional athletes and sympathetic organizations such as the Magic Johnson Foundation.
Armie’s history is that of a creative and versatile business builder. His experience partnering in successful ventures includes owning the Southern California Cold Stone Creamery, Norman International, as well as an international import-export company and a national direct mail marketing franchise. His contributions include ideation, marketing, negotiations, training and operations.
When Armie’s not consumed with his passion for helping children, he might be sailing the waters of Southern California with his wife of 13 years, their children plus their two dogs (Bruce and Lucy) or chasing his kids from ballet to art, piano, karate and Indian Guides.
Co-Founder & President
Rodney has spent the last 12 years as Senior Vice President of ESI, one of the country’s leading consumer electronics distributors. He oversees licensing and distribution with international brands such as Monster, Pioneer, Looney Tunes and more. Rodney is responsible for creating the companies fast growing multi-million dollar eTablet division. Additionally, he founded ESI’s tablet division by launching the first Google certified tablet below $100 in partnership with the billion dollar HKC brand, having secured deep distribution with leading retailers including Walmart, Toys R US, Target, Curacao Stores, Hudson News and more.
Prior to this success, Rodney co-founded iSymphony, bringing to market the first micro music systems with a built-in iPod dock. iSymphony secured distribution and shelf space in major retailers across America, selling over 250,000 units.
Rodney co-founded Cellboost which was the first and leading disposable battery cellphone charger provider on the market. He helped lead a team that secured distribution in over 100,000 store fronts in the U.S. and multiple international countries leading to a very successful exit.
As co-founder, EPIK Learning is the brainchild of Rodney. The idea was to build a leading educational technology company that is uniquely positioned to take advantage of both the institutional and consumer market sectors. EPIK leverages the vast resources of ESI along with the pedagogical and software development expertise as well as the intellectual property of CNK Digital to create a hybrid company that controls the entire supply chain. From manufacturing, to financing, to logistics, retail sales, intellectual property and the end user, EPIK retains control where most cannot yet can operate very lean while possessing the resources of a much larger company.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating/Marketing Officer
Peter brings to EPIK Learning more than 20 years of experience in senior management roles in the areas of sales, marketing and digital media and is considered an expert in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Reporting directly to CNK’s CEO, Armie Carabet, Peter’s primary responsibilities include management of the company’s overall business operations as well as support in the areas of Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Investor Relations.
In addition to his roles at EPIK Learning and CNK Digital, Peter also serves as Founder and Managing Director at Domani Ventures, a Los Angeles-based venture fund and corporate advisory service with a focus on the media & entertainment, consumer products and technology sectors. He has served in a variety of executive roles including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. His professional career over the past 2 decades has been dedicated to launching highly disruptive new businesses and leveraging customer intelligence to improve operating efficiencies, increase marketing effectiveness and drive profitability.
After founding and successfully selling interactive marketing startups in New York in the early ’90s, Peter held multiple senior management positions at Sony, including VP CRM & eCommerce at Sony Music, SVP CRM at Sony Pictures, and SVP Customer Relationship Marketing at Sony Corp. Beyond Sony, Peter served in CEO positions at Oddcast, a media software company, and Gopogo, a social commerce business. An internet industry pioneer, Peter’s involvement with the internet began in 1977. He is a published author (“State of the Net: The New Frontier,” McGraw-Hill), was profiled as one of the leading marketers of the year in 2000 by AdWeek Magazine and has been a featured speaker at industry conferences in the US, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Spencer is a business strategist, executive and attorney focused on generating revenue, and brings to EPIK Learning deep expertise in digital media, technology and consumer brands. In his role as CRO, Spencer reports directly to the CEO, and his primary responsibilities include securing and managing strategic partnerships, and all initiatives to grow revenue through new products, sales opportunities, marketing tactics and product distribution.
In addition to his role at CNK, Spencer is the President and Managing Director at Domani Ventures, a Los Angeles-based venture fund and corporate advisory firm with a focus on the media & entertainment, consumer products and technology sectors. As President of the Domani Ventures corporate development practice, he has worked closely with early stage companies to accelerate growth and bring new products to market. Spencer has prepared companies for raising capital, structured joint ventures for international expansion and developed product strategies for multiple consumer-based technology platforms. Through that period, Spencer has served in a variety of executive roles including President, Corporate Development Officer and General Counsel.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance from USC Marshall School of Business, a J.D. / M.B.A, Cum Laude, from Pepperdine University and is licensed to practice law in California.