Rob Lippincott has an extensive track record leading learning innovation while achieving financial success for public and private enterprise. His executive experience spans software, publishing, public television and telecommunication businesses.
As CEO of TEACH-NOW, he positioned an online teacher preparation/certification program for rapid growth. As SVP for Education at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Mr. Lippincott led strategy and product development. As SVP for Discovery Education, he rebuilt and expanded Discovery’s full line of digital video streaming products for the home and school markets, reaching two thirds of US classrooms. As CEO of Children’s Progress, an early-childhood assessment company, he closed a fully-subscribed capital round in preparation for its sale. As VP of the Family Education Network, he engineered several acquisitions preparing the company for sale to Pearson where he then served as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Lippincott co-founded TimeØ, the eCommerce consulting division of Perot Systems Corporation and created new publishing technology-based services for Ziff-Davis, AT&T and WGBH. His products have been awarded the CoDIE, (SIIA), Golden Eagle (CINE) and Lamplighter (AEP) awards. He has served as Board Secretary of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Chairman of the Interactive Multimedia Association. Mr. Lippincott taught as a member of the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, as the Assistant Headmaster of the Stowe School and in three Pennsylvania schools.
Mr. Lippincott holds a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Harvard University. He and his wife have two grown daughters and live in Washington, DC