Los Angeles, April 16, 2020 — Leading education technology innovator Age of Learning, creator of the widely popular ABCmouse online learning program used by millions of children, today announced two key executive hires to further advance the company’s global growth. Bonnie Matosich is the company’s Executive Vice President, Brand, and Rob Gilby is Executive Vice President & Managing Director, International. Both roles report to Age of Learning CEO Paul Candland.
“I worked with both Bonnie and Rob during my time at The Walt Disney Company, and was equally impressed by their strategic thinking and proven track records of driving results,” said Paul Candland, CEO of Age of Learning. “They will be tremendous assets to our company as we look to further scale our brands globally, with the goal of helping educate more children around the world.”
Bonnie Matosich brings more than three decades of world-class experience in global brand development, consumer insights and analytics, and strategy to Age of Learning. She was an executive at The Walt Disney Company for more than 20 years, where she most recently served as VP Brand Development. Bonnie was responsible for global consumer/brand strategies across the Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars franchises, as well as Disney Media Networks. Prior to Disney, she spent five years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bonnie holds a B.A. in Math with highest honors from the University of Montana, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Rob Gilby has more than 25 years of leadership experience driving strategy and successfully managing businesses in local markets across the Asia Pacific and Europe regions. He was with The Walt Disney Company for more than a decade, where he ultimately ran all of Disney’s businesses in Southeast Asia. Most recently, Rob was CEO and founder of advisory and investment firm Blue Hat Ventures, where he focused on high growth businesses in the consumer media & technology industry across Asia. Rob will be responsible for Age of Learning’s growth internationally.
Rob holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Management Studies from the University of London, was certified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and completed the Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Age of Learning, Inc.® , is a leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success. Based in Los Angeles, the company is Bringing Learning to Life® by blending educational expertise, innovative technology, and insightful creativity. Age of Learning’s flagship product in the U.S., ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, is a comprehensive curriculum for preschool through second grade, available on all major digital platforms and used by tens of millions of children to date. In 2019 the company launched Adventure Academy™, the first AAA educational massively multiplayer online game (MMO), serving elementary- and middle-school-aged children with thousands of learning activities in a fun and safe virtual world. Age of Learning educates children around the world, including English language learning in China through its partnership with Tencent and in Japan through its partnership with Rakuten. Connect with Age of Learning at www.AgeofLearning.com or on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.