Todd Schwartz Co-CEO
Todd co-founded Education.com in 2007 with the goal of providing parents and teachers with high quality educational resources.
Todd previously served as Executive Vice President of the IPG Media Search Marketing Services unit, where he built the team and developed a plan to consolidate the holding company's search engine marketing practice, offering tools and services to all IPG agencies. Prior to IPG, Todd co-founded and launched directMASS, a search engine and interactive marketing firm, and Rotomedia, a small advertising sales startup. Before directMASS, Todd served as Director of Sales for Ask Jeeves in the New York City office, where he helped propel the company into a market leader position.
Todd received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and has served as an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University. Todd currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.
Rich Yang Co-CEO
Rich loves helping millions of parents and teachers at Education.com.
Rich brings almost 20 years of marketing and product management experience with big and small brands. Prior to Education.com, Rich was Head of Small Business Marketing at Visa, Inc. Rich has held marketing and product leadership roles at Intuit, MarketWatch (acquired by Dow Jones), Charles Schwab, and Clorox. Rich holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, and dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in history and finance.
Rich is passionate about improving education. He serves as PTA Co-President at his two daughters' school, a Board Member for Techbridge (a non-profit empowering girls in STEM), and coaches his daughters' softball and soccer teams.
Burke Culligan COO
Burke is excited to help guide the evolution of learning and technology at Education.com.
Before joining Education.com, Burke served as Vice President of Product Management for Adobe’s Digital Document franchise, where he led the transformation of the traditional desktop software group towards a cloud-based subscription business—growing cloud subscription revenues to a $100MM+ annual run rate within the first two years. Prior to joining Adobe, Burke was Vice President of Product Management for the Global Homepage Group at Yahoo!, driving experiences for hundreds of millions of daily users across more than 50 countries. Burke’s early focus on creating great web experiences began at Excite@Home before moving on to Netscape/AOL and Intuit, among others.
Burke received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business. Burke currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife and daughter, and is often found envisioning the future of education while pedaling through the local hills and mountains.
Graham McNicoll CTO
Graham joined Education.com in 2007 as one of the first employees and a founding member of the engineering team. Since then he has written more than 1.5 million lines of code that run Education.com’s site, servers, and products. In 2004, Graham co-founded a nonprofit focused on delivering Internet communications to Africa. This experience taught him how to overcome a bewildering array of technical problems, which make Education.com’s technical challenges look easy! Earlier in his career, Graham conducted research in medium energy physics for a particle accelerator in Virginia.
Graham graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He comes from a long line of educators, and is happy to continue that tradition at Education.com.
Marc Frochtzweig Senior Director of Product
Marc joined Education.com with the goal of scaling its user base and delighting customers with products that help kids learn, grow, and succeed.
Marc previously served as Senior Director of Product at PodShow, where he developed innovative media players and a platform for allowing independent media producers to earn revenue as they build their audience. As Director of Product at Tagged, Marc built the team and site from scratch and took the site viral, pulling in millions of customers in short order. Before Tagged, Marc helped Netscape develop channels in Netcenter, the Internet’s first portal. He has also worked at Disney, Microsoft, and AOL creating Internet TV and radio products, and as Managing Editor at Red Herring and Open Computing.
Marc received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters, and has no qualms using his kids for user testing to make better educational products.
Jennifer Paradise Editorial Director
Jenny Paradise found the perfect marriage of her passions and skills when she joined the Education.com team in 2011.
Previously, Jenny served as a Web Producer for Extra TV, where she oversaw editorial initiatives and built a varied skill set for digital content production. She discovered a love for early childhood education while teaching English abroad in South Korea. Since starting at Education.com, Jenny has been an influential content creator for the company, lending her expertise to the site’s games, products and resources for educators. She is passionate about improving how kids learn, and enjoys empowering educators.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tatum Omari Director of Curriculum
Tatum was thrilled to join the Education.com team in 2014 as a teacher consultant to help in the development of new educational products. She was honored to join the team full-time in 2015, and looks forward to developing products that help teachers get the most out of every day in the classroom.
Prior to her work at Education.com, Tatum worked as a teacher in both Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts. She has also served as a District Technology Teacher Leader, and a Learning Experiences Designer for Harvard’s Agency by Design Research Initiative. She received both her B.A. and Ed.M from the University of California, Berkeley, where her program focused on curricula and instructional practices informed by research on child development. Her passions revolve around arts education, equity, social justice, and helping teachers to navigate the increasingly complex demands of classroom teaching. She aspires to continuously provide resources that can help teachers, parents and students feel inspired and successful.