Todd Schmid Joins Knovation as Vice President of Sales

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Industry veteran channels expertise to bring next generation platform, applications and services to market to deliver greater personalization at the point of learning.

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Knovation is poised to take bold steps forward as we introduce our expanded platform, application and service offerings.

Knovation, the leader in advanced, personalized learning solutions, has appointed Todd Schmid as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Schmid will be focused advancing Knovation’s mission to reduce the barriers to learning and transform education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all system to a personalized learning experience by bringing Knovation’s platform, solutions and services to market. Schmid is a veteran sales executive, who has spent his 14-year career in the education technology market, where he has managed complex sales cycles for enterprise software in K-12 school districts around the country.

Best known as the leading creator of digital content and curriculum solutions for the classroom including flagship solutions netTrekker and icurio, Knovation leads the industry in the management and delivery of digital learning resources. In addition to gearing up to launch its next generation personalized learning solutions, Knovation will also be focusing on a stand-alone version of its foundational resource personalization platform, which delivers curated, contextualized and aligned learning resources at the point of need. This platform will extend beyond individual classrooms to K-12 districts, state departments of education, ed tech solution developers and content providers. Knovation will also be expanding its professional learning and implementation services. As the company prepares for the launch of its expanded offerings, Schmid will lead the sales and delivery strategy and implementation for both existing and new solutions and services.

“Todd has proven himself as a leader in the education technology community for nearly 14 years. The timing of Todd’s hiring couldn’t be better as we bring our next generation resource personalization platform, applications and services to market. There is no doubt that Todd will be a tremendous asset to the Knovation team as we work to deliver a more personalized, engaging reality for every learner,” said Joe Grieshop, president of Knovation.

Schmid joins Knovation after five years at Blackboard Inc., in Washington D.C, most recently serving as the head of sales for the national K12 sales team, which delivered a multi-million dollar annual recurring revenue stream. Schmid spent an additional two years at Blackboard earlier in his career, serving as the company’s Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Prior to his most recent engagement at Blackboard, Schmid spent two years at FirstClass, a division of Open Text Corporation, where he focused on selling the company’s flagship online learning product line as the regional sales manager for the Southeast region. Earlier in his career, Schmid also spent five years with Open Text Corporation, achieving record-setting sales revenue milestones focused on end-user sales. Schmid also served as Vice President of Business Development at Tungsten Learning.

Schmid earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Knovation is poised to take bold steps forward as we introduce our expanded platform, application and service offerings,” explains Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “Todd represents the bold and passionate leadership that will help us take these solutions to market, ultimately delivering them to the students and educators we are passionately committed to serving.”

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About Knovation
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Knovation is dedicated to transforming education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all approach to a learner-centered approach that minimizes environmental, emotional, functional and stylistic learning barriers and is customized to the unique needs of every learner. A mission-driven group of academic, technology and business professionals passionate about making a difference in the lives of learners and those who make learning possible, Knovation delivers standards-based, personalized, digital content solutions that empower learners to unlock their curiosity and potential. The Knovation product portfolio includes icurio, the flagship digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning and netTrekker, the company’s legacy educational digital content solution. Knovation also provides professional learning services that promote the effective use of digital learning resources in instruction. Founded in 1999, Knovation’s digital content solutions and platform currently serve millions of students in thousands of K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The vision of Knovation is to ‘Ignite the hope of knowing by reducing the barriers to learning.’ For more information, please contact Knovation at 1.855.KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit

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