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Pivot Learning Partners Hires Cheryl Dodge as Chief Business Officer

Burlingame, CA (February 2, 2015) Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing public education, has hired Cheryl Dodge as Chief Business Officer.  Dodge has more than a decade of experience in education and education-related businesses.

Serving on Pivot Learning Partners’ executive team, Dodge is responsible for managing the organization’s administrative, business development and operational functions, including marketing, sales, services expansion, facilities operations, budget development and technology. She will also work with the Chief Executive Officer on fundraising and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Pivot, Dodge was a Vice President of Technical Product Management with McGraw-Hill Education and, before that, a Director of Instructional Design with Scholastic Education. She received her MA in Education from Chapman University in California, where she also earned a teaching credential, and her BA in Liberal Studies from Saint Mary’s College, California.

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 the Chief Business Officer position.

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.

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.