Tom Vander Ark

CEO of Getting Smart

Tom Vander Ark is CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm that amplifies thought leadership campaigns, education initiatives, powerful learning experiences and forward-leaning strategies with schools, districts and impact-oriented partners. He is also a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in edtech startups. Tom is a director for 4.0 Schools, Bloomboard, Charter Board Partners, Digital Learning Institute, eduInnovation and Imagination Foundation. Previously, Tom served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as a public school superintendent in Washington State.