RoboKind Appoints Brad Baird as Chief Operations Officer
Education industry veteran to head operations of world-class robotics company
DALLAS (Sept. 16, 2014) – RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces Brad Baird as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Baird is responsible for leading all operational aspects of the company. One key focus for Baird is growing Robots4Autism, a program of RoboKind that features humanoid robots built to teach children with autism.
“We are thrilled to have Brad Baird join the RoboKind team,” said Fred Margolin, CEO and co-founder of RoboKind. “Brad has considerable experience in the education industry, which will serve to enhance all aspects of RoboKind. His top-notch expertise will expand the positive impact of robots in areas such as autism therapy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.”
A long-standing member of the education technology industry, Baird brings to RoboKind extensive operations management experience with a proven track record for achieving growth. He has held numerous management, sales and marketing roles during his 25-year career, including industry consultant for education companies of diverse sizes and growth stages. Most recently, Baird served as chief revenue officer of Schoology, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of the company, ensuring its daily operations aligned with the company’s long-term goals.
“Given my passion for education, the opportunity to join RoboKind and improve the lives of people with autism, dementia and more through instruction is a natural fit,” said Baird. “I look forward to applying my skills and background to help RoboKind achieve and exceed its goal of advancing social robotics.”
RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, designs and builds a series of robots that enable people to engage with robots on a personal level. Through the Robots4Autism and RoboSteps programs, RoboKind leverages these advanced social robots to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. The programs use humanoid robots that feature life-like facial expressions, natural social interaction and comprehensive curriculum to assist educators and therapists in helping students learn and grow. For more information, visit www.robokindrobots.com.
• Lauren West, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26, firstname.lastname@example.org