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Pivot Learning Partners Appoints New CEO
Trilogy led search on behalf of the education nonprofit

Burlingame, CA (April 8, 2014) — Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing public education, has appointed Arun Ramanathan as its new CEO. Ramanathan has more than two decades of experience in education and education-related nonprofits.

Prior to joining Pivot, Ramanathan served as executive director of The Education Trust-West, a California-based advocacy organization focused on eliminating achievement gaps in education. He received his Doctor of Education degree in Administration, Policy, and Social Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ramanathan also holds degrees from Boston College, Lynch School of Education, and Dartmouth.

“With the assistance of Trilogy Search, we identified a highly accomplished and experienced educator to lead our organization,” said Bud Dougherty, Chair of the Pivot Learning Partners Board of Directors. “Arun has the strategic vision, financial discipline, and passion for education reform that will continue to build an extraordinary organization and take our mission to the next level.”

Pivot Learning Partners currently serves more than 70 school districts in California and is seeking to grow its impact, influence, and income both within California and beyond.

Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner of Trilogy, led the search for Pivot’s new CEO.

Trilogy has advised numerous nonprofit and education-focused organizations on talent acquisition and related needs. These organizations including Book Trust, EdSource, Education Sector, Santa Clara University, Stupski Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Pivot Learning Partners Mission and Vision: Pivot Learning Partners is a non-profit organization whose mission is to revitalize public education by developing the leaders and building the education organizations of the future. We envision a future in which race, class, language, gender and culture are no longer good predictors of educational outcomes for students. www.pivotlearningpartners.org

About Trilogy Search Non+Profit: Trilogy Search Non+Profit is a retained executive recruitment firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Trilogy specializes in placing executives who are multi- dimensional, integrated, and equipped to effectively lead for-profit and nonprofit institutions. The company conducts C-level searches and builds executive management teams for high technology, clean technology, life sciences, non-profit, and philanthropy clients.