Gabriel Lucas

Gabriel Lucas


Gabe has been a technology leader in the education field for over a decade and is passionate about and experienced in recruiting, managing, and staff development. He’s a tech guy who loves working with people.

From Math Teacher at Menlo School to Director of Technology at Castilleja School to developer of an online math system called Take Math, Gabe has dedicated his life to educating students and developing the best technology leaders in schools. He co-founded ATLIS, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools, where he serves as its inaugural board president.

Gabe's involvement in ATLIS and other professional organizations connects him to a deep network of experienced technology professionals. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computational Science, UC Berkeley with a Master's degree in Information Management and Systems, and San Francisco State with a Master's degree in Mathematics. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three wonderful children.

Core Team

Helping find the right person for the right job is our specialty. Our team cares about our clients and takes pride in helping them hire the best technology leaders in the industry.

Micaela Andres

Senior Associate

Micaela has worked at the company since 2018 and supports each phase of the search process, from assessment through the final round. She also represents the firm at job fairs and conferences, connecting with employers and job seekers throughout the country. Micaela has a degree in business administration with a concentration in information systems management from San Jose State University. Outside the workday, Micaela loves to explore different restaurants throughout the Bay Area with her boyfriend, play with her dog, and spend quality time with her family.

Marissa Premenko

Administrative Assistant and Project Support Specialist

Marissa graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child Adolescence Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family. She previously worked at a local library as a library assistant, where she supported the makerspace and children’s departments. There Marissa designed programs aimed at getting more kids interested in technology. In her free time she likes to read, play escape rooms, and have game nights with friends. She also loves to take trips to Disneyland and spend time with family.

Leyla Arabian

Communications and Project Specialist

Leyla Arabian is a passionate writer and communications expert. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and has been part of the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting team since 2021. Leyla enjoys getting to know each client and creating meaningful marketing content.  Leyla’s work helps to catalyze a diverse, highly qualified, and mission-aligned pool of applicants, from which an exceptional candidate is ultimately hired after an intense process of candidate evaluation. She also plays an integral part in building the firm's social media presence, as well as developing and curating articles and insights that are shared with industry professionals. In her free time, Leyla loves to exercise, watch Real Housewives, and explore new restaurants throughout the Bay Area.


Aaron Griffin

Aaron has a background in public and independent school teaching, administration, and technology management. As a former Middle School Science teacher and Elementary Principal, he has always had a passion to integrate technology effectively in schools. He has helped teachers integrate technology into the curriculum such as robotics, drones, 3D printing, online learning for 3rd graders on up, and connecting globally with other students and experts.

Jessica Chung

Jessica is an experienced educational consultant, teacher, and educational technology enthusiast. She has worked work schools and districts to improve curriculum and support complex hiring projects.