Founded in Strong Performance Character and a Passion for Lifelong Learning
The founding principles of Braintree Group are built from the core life values and lessons learned in business of co-founders Ryan Van Alfen and Jason Kotter.
They were fortunate enough to have families and coaches that helped them see the relevancy in these experiences and develop their character. However, character traits are not always taught in the home and very rarely in the classroom.
In their first joint venture, Athlos Academies, Van Alfen and Kotter developed a program they termed Performance Character. This program, which is one of three foundational pillars of their charter school network, intentionally teaches the practice and application of 12 key Performance Character traits that are directly tied to success in life. These traits now serve as the foundation for each of th Braintree Group family of companies.
Additionally, Kotter and Van Alfen strongly believe that to be successful in life and in business, individuals must always embrace personal growth. As lifelong learners themselves, they take this principle into every business venture they take on. It’s this principle that challenges them to constantly assess their decisions and accomplishments and seek ways to improve and learn from every experience.