Donald Helfgott has spent more than 30 years leading the creation and development of commercial software products. Prior to starting Inspiration Software ® Inc. in 1982, his experience included managing and directing information technology and commercial software development projects for Fortune 100 companies.
As chief executive officer at Inspiration Software, Don leads the long-term direction of the company. In addition, he acts as chief technology officer, directly overseeing product research and development. Originally created by Don as a tool for designing new software, the company's flagship product - Inspiration® - has become the premier visual learning tool used across the nation by students in grades 6-12.
Don attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in Mathematics. In 2007, he received a degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) Honoris Causa from the Oregon-based National College of Natural Medicine.