Since 1999, Rob Strulowitz has provided high value executive leadership and strategic direction in scaling and growing e-Learning companies and product lines.
With a proven track record and strong focus on product innovation and operational efficiency, Rob provides growth companies and private equity/strategic investors with a unique combination of deep e-learning content, technology and LMS expertise.
Rob brings experience and success in leading e-learning companies and product lines to significantly improve product quality while helping product development and management functions to mature.
He has helped global organizations acquire, integrate and scale e-learning product lines while driving revenue and profitability to best position companies for exit.
Born in the United States and currently based in Vancouver, Canada, Rob has worked extensively with
e-learning companies and offshore developers around the world, offering access to a global network of resources needed to drive change and realize success.
Vice President of Product
Led SaaS Training business for NAVEX Global, a global leader in the Ethics and Compliance industry. Collaborated with private equity owner The Riverside Company on due diligence, integration and scaling the business of this four company merger. Improved the product line and reduced development operational costs through offshoring and increased resourcing by 600%. Drove mobile/HTML5 conversion of content library. Worked closely with Sales on developing the GTM strategy to increase Training line of business by 2x, ultimately leading to acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in late 2014.
Built successful consultancy as a senior management consultant with a focus on producing knowledge products. Specialized in designing, developing, and producing high quality interactive learning content and media designed to produce meaningful behavior change within organizations and learning communities. Built global virtual project teams to execute and deliver impactful content below budget by leveraging offshore contacts and resources.
Director of Global Content
Led development and delivery of SaaS educational content and offline learning. Led due diligence and integration efforts in the acquisition of Fuel, a custom e-learning firm that grew LRN's international creative team of 120. Course production doubled in 1 year and team morale increased as evidenced by a 50% reduction in employee turnover rate. Reduced costs of Content production by 32% while simultaneously doubling course production. Developed long and short-term strategy to support business growth by elevating the quality of LRN's e-learning content, driving revenue growth by 35% and increasing market share to maintain market leadership.
Built successful consulting practice specializing in creative development and project leadership. Identified business opportunities regarding production of new media content including film, television, and 2D/3D animation. Supervised production of 2D and 3D animation prototypes for museum exhibits and interactive kiosks.
Vice President of Content Development
Established and built product development function for venture capital backed interactive online education company aimed at Grades K-12. Managed animation projects and built cohesive team of 25 animators, educators and programmers building over 300 learning modules. Opened new markets with broader curriculum and LMS to position ChildU for multimillion dollar acquisition by educational leader WRC Media.