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Education.com Announces Appointment of Rich Yang as Vice President of Marketing

Redwood City, CA - October 27, 2011 - Education.com, the fastest growing website for parents of school age children and host to more than five million unique visitors a month, announced today that Rich Yang has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.

“Education.com is delighted to welcome Rich Yang to our senior management team,” said Ronald Fortune, CEO of Education.com.  “Rich has an impressive track record of managing innovative and effective marketing strategies for some of the world’s most influential brands.  We’re thrilled to be able to leverage his skills and expertise as we work to further increase the number of parents taking advantage of the information, ideas and inspiration Education.com provides.”

Yang joins Education.com with almost 20 years of marketing and product management experience. Most recently, Yang was Head of Small Business Marketing at Visa, Inc., where he launched Visa's first social network, the Visa Business Network in partnership with Facebook.Prior to his work at Visa, Yang led marketing for some of Intuit's largest and fastest growing products and also managed key Intuit Telesales, Retail and Web channels. He previously held product and marketing leadership roles at CBS MarketWatch (acquired by Dow Jones), Charles Schwab, and Clorox.

“I’m excited to be part of a company that’s making a real difference for millions of parents,” said Yang, “Education.com is carrying out a mission I feel passionate about – supporting, inspiring, and helping parents by providing the most useful content, resources, and activities available.  The company has great momentum and I’m excited to help build awareness of this amazing brand with the 80 million parents raising kids in our country today.”

As the new Vice President of Marketing, Yang joins Todd Schwartz (Chief Revenue Officer), Danielle Wood (Editor-in-Chief), Bob Brown (CTO, and Vice President of Engineering), and Seann Birkelund (Vice President of Business Development) on the Education.com senior management team reporting to CEO Ronald Fortune.  Management team biographies can be found at www.education.com/management.


With over five million visitors a month, Education.com is the growing web destination focused on education for parents.  Education.com gives parents and educators the information they need to help their children reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning more fun.  From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com offers high quality content, 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