Qooco CEO David Topolewski
Qooco is an online study program for students who want to learn Mandarin Chinese and English. Qooco is also devoted to various programs that provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities to students in need in locations such as Cambodia, the Philippines, China, and Indonesia. Qooco is also in partnership with the YMCA and AkarakA, a group that provides educational funding for underprivileged children.
The chief executive officer of the company is David Topolewski, who had a long and varied business career before becoming a part of Qooco. Mr. Topolewski graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Soon after graduation he went to work for Smith Barney, providing merger analysis and business proposals for companies in various sectors, such as housing, retail, energy, and finance.
He then moved on to the investment bank Houlihan, Lokey, Howard, and Zukin (now Houlihan Lokey), but not before getting his master’s in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At Houlihan Lokey he helped to develop advanced cash flow models for firm analysis and he also focused on mergers and solvency options.
Mr. Topolewski then went to work for HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, a company that has designed the interiors of some of the most famous hotels in the world, including The Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La, and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. At HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, he was the chief financial officer.
Mr. Topolewski was also an important part of 7th Level, a video gaming firm. He oversaw the legal, financial, and general management aspects of the company’s start up, including all of the details involved in the company’s expansion and public opening on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Mr. Topolewski also served as an executive producer at Cortina Entertainment after leaving 7th Level.
Now, as a part of Qooco, Mr. Topolewski helps the company to achieve its goal of providing innovative, blended education solutions to students.