RALEIGH, North Carolina, 25 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – LearnPlatform, the leading edtech efficiency system today hosts Ebony haywood to the vice-president of people and culture and Kristie lindell to the Vice President of Products, representing the company’s continued investment in culture and innovation. Both leadership positions are integral to the company’s mission to continually improve education and technology ecosystems and expand equitable access for all students.
Ebony haywood is the Senior Vice President of People and Culture of LearnPlatform and will lead the significant recruiting and expansion of the company. Haywood, a former educator, brings over a decade of experience advocating for change and improving employee hiring, development and retention within the tech industry. Haywood, who is based at Raleigh and work from company headquarters, promote a positive corporate culture and emerging learning technologies to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.
“I am excited to return to education during this time of transformational K-12 industry to create a diverse and fair work culture,” said Haywood. “LearnPlatform’s commitment to creating an inclusive workforce at all levels is an accomplishment in its continued commitment to a positive work environment. “
LearnPlatform has doubled the number of employees in the last 12 months and prioritizes diversity of all kinds in its leadership team and within its growing teams for the benefit of culture, innovation and business environment. The company’s commitments have translated into greater diversity than industry averages and comparable companies. Company-wide, 62% of its employees identify as female, with a 50-50 male-female distribution within the corporate leadership team. People of color make up 25% of the business, almost double the industry average.
As LearnPlatform’s Vice President of Products, Kristie lindell brings over 20 years of product and marketing experience translating the needs of educators into successful digital products. She leads the company’s team of product and design professionals using research and technology to find innovative ways to help educators and organizations meet their edtech needs. Prior to joining LearnPlatform, Lindell held senior product positions at Illuminate Education and Edmentum. Lindell will work remotely from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“LearnPlatform’s reputation for innovative, fair and dynamic user experiences ensuring both evidence and effectiveness leading to edtech effectiveness is an exciting foundation to build on,” said Lindell. “It is more urgent than ever that districts and states carefully select and use digital products that are safe, secure, and that promote success and outcomes for all students. We strive to provide the best platform and the best services to ensure that K-12 administrators effectively use and share evidence to inform edtech decisions. “
In the last fiscal quarter, LearnPlatform launched Evidence Services to help electronics technology providers and their education partners build the evidence base needed to comply with ESSER and receive federal funding to enable districts and states to ‘buy and use their products. That same month, it ranked among the 50 fastest growing educational companies and in the first half of the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the country.
“As LearnPlatform helps more states, districts and information technology providers raise the efficiency standards of the education technology industry, we are delighted to invest deeply in developing our products and our people to ensure that we are continually improving, ”said Karl Rectanus, CEO and Founder of LearnPlatform. “Ebony and Kristie bring expertise, a track record of success and a lot of empathy to lead and grow with and for our education partners and employees.”
LearnPlatform is a mission-driven research organization and the creator of the comprehensive edtech efficiency system of the same name used by educators, leaders and their partners to save time, money and improve outcomes. Research-driven technology, central office automation, and data-rich information and evidence services enable school districts, states, and providers to organize, streamline, and analyze their edtech interventions to ensure that learning ecosystems are safe, equitable, profitable and effective for all students. For more information, visit learnplatform.com.
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