Board Member Bio - Tom Fitzgerald
Board Member - Tom Fitzgerald
Tom has spent his 30 year career making a difference in the Education marketplace. He's created solutions that improve the quality of the overall learning process with special emphasis on helping teachers and students improve everyday outcomes.
Tom is a leader in the US Educational Technology industry and a pioneer in the educational technology space, building many successful Sales and Marketing teams at companies such as Apple, Dell, Gateway, PowerSchool, Ascend Education, Blackboard Inc, and KinderCare Education LLC. Tom was named the first CEO for Ascend Education, provider of web-based math intervention tools. Tom helped build Dell's Education field and Inside sales force from 1995-1999 as they dramatically grew market share to ultimately become the leader in the K12 Ed Tech market with estimated 2008 sales over $2.5B.
Tom has been a frequent keynote speaker for the K12 industry and has been published in several Education industry publications, including the book How to Do Business with the US K12 Education Community.
Tom is devoted to helping non-profit firms. He is a former Trustee for the National School Boards Association Foundation Board and has served on the Austin Technology Council and their CEO Roundtable. Tom currently consults and serves on Advisory Boards for early stage K12 startups.