(PRWEB) July 11, 2014
C2 Collaborative, Inc. and its Board of Directors appointed Larry Hahn as CEO of the newly rebranded company, effective immediately. This appointment follows the resignation of Kevin Baird who served as CEO for six years.
“We are grateful for Kevin’s leadership and look forward to working with him on the Board. We are delighted to appoint Larry Hahn as our new CEO,” Victor Maruri, Managing Partner of HCP & Company, a principal investor in C2 Collaborative, Inc., said. “As an educator, a manager, and a salesperson, Larry brings together the tools so necessary to lead us into the future. Most important, I am pleased that we have the bench strength to be able to promote from within.”
Hahn is an accomplished leader with a track record of success working with companies focused on customer service, as well as his own entrepreneurial leadership consulting businesses. He brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, sales expertise, business management, and passion for customer care to C2 Collaborative, Inc. Hahn is an educator at heart and the "kids come first."
For the past four years, Hahn has worked closely with C2 Collaborative, Inc. as the Executive Director for The Common Core Institute™ (CCI), a project of Collaborative Learning, Inc. (now C2 Collaborative, Inc.) and as Executive Vice President of the Center for College & Career Readiness™. His work with CCI focused on developing and delivering effective transitions to Common Core Implementations in schools and districts. With the Center, he worked on developing and communicating best practices focused on improving curriculum and instruction in schools and districts across the country and around the world.
Before joining the C2 Collaborative, Inc. team, Hahn held several leadership positions with various education companies, including Regional and National Director of Sales, Vice-President of Strategic Accounts, and Regional Vice-President at Achieve3000, and Regional Sales Manager and National Director of Sales at Renaissance Learning, Inc.
“As an educator, students have always been at the heart of my work, with the educator being the soul. As the new leader of C2 Collaborative, Inc. my focus is to continue to impact the ‘heart and soul’ of education by providing technology and other resources to help guide and provide support for today’s educators so they can continue to significantly impact our students to successfully become college and career ready in the 21st century,” Larry Hahn, newly-appointed CEO, said.
With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education, a superintendent certification, the unique distinction of being the youngest principal appointed to a school in the state of Texas at the age of 24, and over 30 years experience in the field of education and business, Hahn is dedicated and ready to lead the charge in “supporting today’s educators and shaping tomorrow’s leaders” as C2 Collaborative, Inc.’s new chief executive officer.
About C2 Collaborative, Inc.
One of the leading K-12 education companies in the country, the experts at C2 Collaborative, Inc. apply their knowledge of both the theory and practice of sustainable change to engage educators in the evolution of school improvement using standards-based learning, collaboration, technology, professional learning, and leadership through a suite of software, products, and professional learning options.
K-12 districts and schools seeking support with standards-based instruction and curriculum are encouraged to explore C2 Collaborative, Inc.’s new website, http://www.C2Ready.org, and to contact a representative for more information.