Rob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership
experience from both for-profit and nonprofit education worlds. He runs the
company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve
classrooms everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have quintupled, making
Curriculum Associates the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education
publishing company. Curriculum Associates now employs more than 700 staff and
has earned “Top Place to Work” status from both the Boston Business
Journal and The Boston Globe.
Prior to joining, Rob served as CEO of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit
preparing preschoolers from low-income backgrounds for success, and as CEO of
the K12 tutoring division of Kaplan Education. Rob also served as an
operating executive at private equity firm Berkshire Partners.
Winner of the EdTech Digest CEO of the Year and named a 2016 EY Entrepreneur
of the Year in New England, Rob’s mission-driven passion has earned him
recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur and World Economic
Forum Young Global Leader. An Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow, Rob served as a
Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and is on the board of Van Pool, a
transportation provider for students with special needs. Rob received his
B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Harvard.