Meet the Learning.com Executive Team
Keith Oelrich has been a pioneer in the K-12 online education market for the past 15 years. During that time, he has served as CEO of several companies which have collectively provided K-12 online education programs to thousands of districts, tens of thousands of schools, and millions of students and their families.
Keith was previously the Founder and CEO of Insight Schools. Insight Schools operates one of the nation’s leading networks of full-time, diploma-granting online public high schools, and is now a subsidiary of K12, Inc.
Prior to founding Insight Schools, Keith was the President and CEO of KC Distance Learning (KCDL), where he operated the largest private online high school in the United States. Before joining KCDL, Keith was the President and CEO of Apex Learning, a leading virtual high school company founded by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen.
VP of People Development & Performance
Vicki is instrumental in keeping the Learning.com culture vibrant and engaging. An innovative human resources professional, Vicki orchestrates the company’s “work hard, play hard” environment and supports a diverse staff by developing ongoing professional learning opportunities along with open lines of communication and collaboration.
Prior to her position at Learning.com, Vicki served as VP of Operations for SmartStuff Software, Director of Marketing and Membership Services for the Software Association of Oregon, Director of Operations for Chorus Systems, Inc., and HR Manager for Metropolitan Family Service.
She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Portland Human Resources Management Association.
Senior VP of Product Strategy
Kirk leads Learning.com’s demand generation and go-to-market strategies. His role includes key work in pipeline management, marketing and functional alignment across departments and teams to support product and program launch strategies, sales processes and programs, and the company’s aggressive results acceleration programs.
Prior to joining Learning.com, Kirk served as Vice President at Impero Systems, working with large educational customers. He has also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at NETOP, Inc., CEO at Geneva Logic, and held positions in marketing and product management at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Kirk is a graduate of Seattle University, with a BS in Business Administration.
Senior VP of Sales & Business Development
Brian is responsible for the management of all sales and business development activities for Learning.com. Educated as an engineer, Brian has spent the majority of his career helping start and expand early stage and emerging growth technology companies.
In 2006, Rose ventured into the education market and quickly realized his passion for assisting communities to engage and positively impact kids through innovative and relevant educational programs.
Prior to Learning.com, Brian served as Vice President of Client Services for Charter School Capital, a specialty finance firm that provides charter schools across the nation with the funding necessary to meet their operational and expansion objectives. Prior to Charter School Capital, Brian held senior-level positions with Ignite Education Group, Pinnacle Education, and Insight Schools.
A graduate of the Oregon Institute of Technology, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Director of Marketing
Carina Aldridge is the Marketing Director at Learning.com where she leads a team of educators, creators, writers, strategic problem solvers, and behavioral analysts.
With Carina at the helm, her team focuses first and foremost on providing value to our audience. Whether through our digital magazine, equip, education and technology events, and social channels, she ensures that we listen to the needs and challenges faced by our prospects and customers and design solutions and resources that solve for these.
Prior to joining Learning.com, Carina led the marketing and creative teams at a leading curriculum management company, Rubicon International, as well as developed its customer success division. She played an integral role in the 2018 PE acquisition and the subsequent merger with another edtech company.
Carina has the utmost respect for educators and continues to work in the industry to support those shaping the lives of our kids and our future. As education continues to metamorphose, Carina partners with companies who develop technology that will enrich the work of teachers and the lives of their students; and when developing marketing strategy, the story behind the solution and the vision for its impact are always center.
Carina graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Marketing Management and a minor in French. Oui, c’est bon!
VP of Account Management
Christian has more than 15 years of experience helping school districts successfully integrate technology into their classrooms. In his current role at Learning.com, Christian leads the Account Management team who is charged with ensuring the success and retention of our customers.
Prior to his role in Account Management, Christian served as the Director of Inside Sales and Learning.com. Before coming to Learning.com, Christian spent 10+ years leading numerous K12 sales teams at Cengage Learning.
Christian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business and has completed numerous sales and leadership certifications over the course of his career.
Director of Customer Success
Amber oversees the Customer Success organization at Learning.com encompassing the Customer Support and Education Services departments.
In her leadership role, Amber ensures that customers have everything they need to launch and use Learning.com’s digital literacy and digital content solutions productively and effectively right from the start. From customer-facing training to ongoing customer service, responsive support for the sales teams to analysis of customer data, Amber is one of the key internal “voices of the customer” at Learning.com.
Prior to joining the company she worked as a Digital Customer Service Representative and Administrative Assistance at Dark Horse Comics and a Support Information Administrator at Blizzard Entertainment.
VP of Technology
David is a technology management expert with an over 25-year track record of software development experience. He leads Learning.com’s product development programs and is highly regarded for his team building and leadership approaches.
Prior to joining Learning.com, David served as the Director of IS Operations and Development for NWEA, as Vice President of Information Technology at TransCore Commercial Services (DAT Services) and as Director of Development for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Dealer Services Group.
David attended Portland State University in School of Business Administration, and received a degree in Computer Programming from Portland Community College.
Director of Education
Jeff Meyer is the Director of Education and is Learning.com’s resident product expert for our digital literacy solutions who works to identify best practices for internal and external audiences.
Jeff has 34 years of experience working in education as a public-school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators.
Prior to his eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.