Meet Our Leadership

Founded in 1989 by Jim Fruchterman, a  recipient of the Miguel Medal—the highest honor in the blindness field—from the American Foundation for the Blind, Bookshare® is led by a highly motivated team of engineers and professionals, all committed to working collaboratively to bring critically important technology to social applications. Bookshare's leaders have strong Silicon Valley experience and close connections with technology leaders who share the enthusiasm for the mission of using technology to better serve humanity.

Brad Turner, Vice President of Education

Brad is a seasoned business development and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in technology, marketing and management. At Benetech, Brad is responsible for creating and operationalizing the strategic direction of the Benetech Global Literacy Program, including products, services, partnerships, and funding. Prior to Benetech, Brad was vice president of marketing and business development at Inkiru, a big data predictive analytics company acquired by Wal-Mart. He also served as the founder and CEO of Through the Lens, Inc., the creator of premier image and data management systems for medical practices. Brad is passionate about making sure all people have the opportunity to read and learn, regardless of ability. In his free time, Brad enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.