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When it comes to eLearning and learning management software, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s more about us.

Interactyx is a global eLearning software company providing engaging and interactive learning experiences to learners, businesses, associations and nonprofit organizations of any size, anywhere in the world.

Since 1995, Interactyx has worked to develop engaging learning solutions to revolutionize how real people gather, interact, and learn. Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX, is at the forefront of developing eLearning and social learning management system (LMS) solutions that engage learners and enhance collaborative learning environments. TOPYX has gained acceptance as an innovative, affordable solution to deliver a complete eLearning software solution meeting the needs of today’s learner that is the best value in social learning software.

See some of the LMS industry awards we have been recognized with and how we can help you overcome common learning management system problems.


Download: History of Interactyx


Alfred R. Novas

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Al was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director of Interactyx in April 2008. He previously held the positions of Co-President and Chief Financial Officer of Tigrent, Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Childtime Learning Centers, Inc. Prior to this, Al held senior financial and executive positions with Diageo plc, former divisions of Burger King Corporation and The Pillsbury Company, as well as PepsiCo, Inc.’s Pizza Hut, Inc. – all publicly traded companies.

Al started his career with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche LLP), and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Accounting from St. Thomas University. Al is a member of the state of Florida Information Technology Industry Cluster Task Force, the Board of Directors of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Inc., the President’s Board of Advisors and its Internet & Technology Committee at St. Thomas University and a member and the Board of Directors and past President of the Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida.

Jodi Harrison

Vice President, Business Development

Since January 2009, Jodi has been Vice President, Business Development, and also oversees product development and customer service for Interactyx. Jodi was most recently Group Brand Director at Tigrent, Inc. Previously, she was the Director, Sales and Marketing at Northwood University responsible for the adult education market. Jodi also held business development and marketing positions at Rockwell International, Eastman Kodak and Verizon. She has her Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University – Detroit College of Business and her Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Jodi also participates in the Workforce Florida, Inc. – Information Technology industry cluster.

Jeffrey A. Roth

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Jeff started working at Interactyx in July 2008 and was appointed to his current position of Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the end of December 2008. Recently, he held the position of Marketing Manager, HP Technology Solutions Group for Agilysys, a leading international provider of IT solutions. Jeff started his career in the Financial Services sector and has held Senior Business Development and Marketing Management positions at Huntington National Bank, Tigrent, Inc. and Equity Trust Company. He has achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, and Bachelor of Science, Psychology from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

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Thomas G. Rennie

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tom is a Consultant at Burnett & Reid LLP, a full service law firm in Aberdeen, UK.  Tom recently was Partner in Peterkins Solicitors, who is the Corporate Secretary to the Company. Admitted as a solicitor in 1970, for many years Tom has been involved solely in corporate and commercial matters. His practice included corporate finance, insolvency, employment law and intellectual property. Tom is also associated with the University of Aberdeen.

Victor N. Beamish

Chairman, Remuneration Committee

Victor has worked in the City and the financial industry for almost thirty years and lived in Asia for eleven of those years. Having graduated from Edinburgh University in 1977 he joined Hoare Govett Ltd, a leading stockbroker where he remained till 1987 specializing in the Far East. In 1987, he joined W. I. Carr (Far East) as Managing Director of their Far East business where he remained for five years before rejoining Hoare Govett Asia as a Managing Director in a buy out of the Asian stock broking business in 1992. Hoare Govett Asia was a specialist broker and corporate finance house in the Far East area. This business was purchased by ABN AMRO in 1995 and Victor retired from ABN AMRO in 1999. Subsequently, he was a partner in the corporate finance boutique firm, Leopard Rock Capital Partners and now works at Aberdeen Asset Management in the charities, private wealth and pension areas.

David F. J. Paterson

Chairman, Audit Committee

David has lived in Hong Kong since 1976. Before his retirement, he was a senior executive in the Swire Group and the Founder and Managing Director of HSBC Private Equity Management, which was the largest private equity manager in the Far East outside Japan with over US$1.2 billion under management. He sold his interest in HSBC Private Equity Management in 1998. Since that time his activities have included Chairman of a Korean securities brokerage company listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, and a director of a TSX listed gold mining company operating in China. David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a MA (Honors) degree from Oxford University. He was appointed an Honorary Professor of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.