December 16, 2010
Education.com Announces Appointment of Chris Bruzzo to Board of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, CA - December 16, 2010, Education.com, the go-to website for involved parents of school age kids, today announced Chris Bruzzo, vice president, Brand, Content & Online for Starbucks Coffee Company has been appointed to Education.com's board of directors.
"Education.com is delighted to welcome Chris Bruzzo to our board of directors," said Ronald Fortune, CEO of Education.com. "Chris's proven ability to mobilize and engage with consumers online is extremely impressive. Expanding and nurturing our community is core to Education.com's strategy and we look forward to Chris's contributions in this area as part of the Education.com team."
At Starbucks, Bruzzo is accountable for all forms of Starbucks brand advertising, branded content, and total online brand experience. Since he joined the company in 2006, Bruzzo and his teams have successfully designed and launched a number of online and in-store digital experiences, and led major Starbucks marketing programs. Under Bruzzo's leadership, the Starbucks online experience has grown to include almost 20 million fans on Facebook and more than a million followers on Twitter, and is frequently cited as the most successful consumer brand in social media. Prior to joining Starbucks, Bruzzo served as marketing vice president at Amazon.com and spent 10 years leading marketing, public relations, technology, and product organizations in the healthcare sector.
"I come from a family of educators," said Bruzzo, "and I'm excited to have the opportunity to help bring about change by becoming a part of Education.com's board. This is a smart company developing smart content, products, resources and services based on the very real needs of parents. I look forward to working with the team to help maximize Education.com's enormous potential."
Appointed to a new board seat, Bruzzo joins Mike Kwatinetz, founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners, Alan Foster, Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, Dorothy Pavloff, managing director with California Technology Ventures (CTV), and Ronald Fortune, on Education.com's board of directors. Board member biographies can be found at http://www.education.com/about/board/.
With more than three million visitors a month, Education.com is the go-to web destination for involved parents. Working at the crossroads where parenting and education meet, Education.com gives parents the information they need to help their kids reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning together fun. From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com offers parenting and education articles; high quality, educational activities, printables, and worksheets; engaging video content; a rich community experience; and a resource that provides qualitative and quantitative information about schools across the country. Education.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit www.education.com.
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