Achieve3000 Adds Technology Visionary Rob Bruno as Chief Technology Officer

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 8:17 am

Lakewood, NJ, (June 3, 2019) – Achieve3000®, the leader in differentiated instruction, has hired Rob Bruno as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this leadership role, Bruno will spearhead the strategy for Achieve3000 to retain its position as a pioneer in ed tech, executing against the company’s ambitious technology roadmap. Bruno joins Achieve3000 with a long record of educational technology leadership skills.

“Rob’s accomplishments speak for themselves. He’s a proven tech leader who brings expertise and enthusiasm to the company – we’re thrilled to add him to our leadership team,” said Stuart Udell, CEO of Achieve3000. “His exceptional insight on technology and proven leadership skills will be a valuable asset as we continue accelerating literacy achievement for students across the world.”

Bruno most recently led a 40-person technology team as Chief Architect at Penn Foster, one of the world’s largest operators of accredited online high schools, career schools and university programs. He also managed remote onshore and offshore operations.

From 2010-2012, following Penn Foster’s acquisition by The Princeton Review, Bruno served as Chief Technology Officer of the combined publicly-traded company. Since joining Penn Foster in 1997, he has also held the positions of Chief Security Officer, Director of Information Technology and Senior Programmer Analyst.

Throughout his career, Bruno has navigated numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, becoming an expert in strategic roadmap execution and change management. He helped to transform Penn Foster from a 130-year old correspondence school into a leading virtual and cloud-based education platform.

“This is an exciting time to join Achieve3000 because Stuart and the leadership team are serious about offering world-class technology to schools and districts across the globe,” Bruno said. “One of my first priorities will be to lead the team in streamlining the student and teacher experience across the Smarty Ants, PRO and Actively Learn platforms to provide schools and districts with a complete solution for literacy instruction, from Pre-K to adult. Together, my team and I will ensure that Achieve3000 remains a leader in transforming literacy instruction so that every learner is being supported through an effective and meaningful use of technology in the classroom.”

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About Achieve3000

At Achieve3000, we believe literacy is the key to unlocking student success. Since 2001, we have partnered with schools and districts to accelerate literacy growth for all students with our flagship PRO platform for differentiated literacy instruction. We also offer Smarty Ants for personalized foundational literacy and Actively Learn for secondary curriculum depth. Together, our solutions help all preschool through adult learners reach their full potential and succeed in a rapidly changing global economy with increasing information demands.