Mercedeh Kordestani co-founded IT IS SIMPLE with the hopes of bringing accessible and affordable computer education to the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s older adult community. As President of IT IS SIMPLE, Mercedeh brings to the role extensive experience in technology and a passionate commitment to training. She has spent the past two decades working in government relations, most recently as the Director of PAC Services at CQ Roll Call (An Economist Group Business).
At CQ Roll Call, Mercedeh successfully managed a large and diverse customer base by developing and implementing training strategies to educate and engage her clients in the use of software tools as well as in fundraising and solicitation efforts. Her training seminars (in-person and online) were hands-on and based on best practices learning methodologies.
Mercedeh graduated summa cum laude with an MA in Political Science from Portland State University and a BA in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College. She volunteers her time in Alzheimer’s Clinics and worked closely with nursing home communities and the senior population in the past.
Stephanie Brown, co-founder of IT IS SIMPLE, brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology field and over 15 years of training expertise to the company. Her customers have always lauded her for her ability to reach them on their level and to relate technology in laymen’s terms. Having recently worked for major software manufacturer, Stephanie is involved in leading-edge technology.
A native Washingtonian, she attended The American University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, her minor in Psychology, affords her the ability to understand and easily communicate with customers. Stephanie has taken additional technology courses to stay current in the field.
Stephanie is active in her church and serves as a volunteer for the March of Dimes and other organizations.