Rob Lippincott an entrepreneur and a lifelong educator with an extensive track record leading media and technology innovation while achieving learning efficacy and market success for public and private enterprise.
Rob currently serves as a Senor Partner with SP Consulting, guiding business strategy for key clients, a Senior Advisor to the i2 (Impact Investment) Education practice of i2 Capital, a socially conscious merchant banking firm and is currently Entrepreneur Mentor in Residence for the John F Kennedy University Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership.
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. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Harvard University.
As CEO of TEACH-NOW, he re-positioned high-potential online teacher preparation/certification platform and program for rapid growth. As PBS SVP for Education, Mr. Lippincott led strategy and product development for the national public broadcasting system of 175 stations. 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 the eCommerce consulting division of Perot Systems Corporation and created new publishing technologies for Ziff-Davis, AT&T and WGBH.