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Francis Murello Join Plaid LLC as Consultant

Louisville, Kentucky (July 12, 2021) – Plaid LLC has announced the addition of Francis Murello to its team, who has joined Plaid as a full-time consultant based in Lancaster, New York.  Murello’s primary role within Plaid – an organization that specializes in personal and organizational development – includes curriculum and instructional design, implementation of online learning technologies, project management, and continued consulting on the topic of curriculum development.

Murello, has an extensive background as an Instructional Designer in both higher education and in the corporate market focusing on eLearning design and development. Most recently, Francis served as an Instructional Designer and course developer for Bryant and Stratton College. Past achievements included managing the Solution Centers in N.Y. and CA. for Ingram Micro. Here he utilized The Solution Center to develop customers’ knowledge on existing and emerging technologies through virtual learning, seminars, boot camps, web-based content, and demonstrations in the Solution Center. Other duties included participating in marketing and trade shows where he has spoken to solution providers across the United States and Canada on many topics.

He received a Master of Science in Education specializing in Educational Computing and also has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Buffalo State College. Francis was also appointed to a seat on the Board of Directors for infoTECH Niagara which is a diverse collection of Fortune 500 companies and individuals involved in information and technologies in the Western New York region.

“Francis brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Plaid from his prior achievements in both the corporate and higher education fields,” said Doug Opicka, Managing Partner at Plaid. “With the growing need for advanced digital learning development, Mr. Murello’s expertise in online instructional design will be a tremendous resource for our partners.”

Mr. Murello has also won the Technical Award in 2008 for his work with building the Solution Centers from the infoTECH Niagara organization in 2008, in addition to being nominated for Executive of the Year award for 2010 by infoTECH Niagara.


Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of organizational training and development. They assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance. To learn more about the organizational development programs offered by Plaid LLC., please visit