Six Red Marbles Hires Michele Baird as Senior Vice President, Academic Partnerships

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Baird brings versatile leadership and relationship building experience in educational publishing to the largest U.S -based provider of learning experience design, content development, and edtech services.

Michele Baird

I’m thrilled to join Six Red Marbles and am looking forward to the opportunity to assist our academic partners to design exceptional programs and courses.

Six Red Marbles today announced that Michele Baird has joined the company’s leadership team as SVP, Academic Partnerships.

“We’re very excited to add Michele to our team as we expand our efforts in the higher education market. Michele is an experienced leader who has spent her career immersed in higher education publishing, excelling at building successful businesses, and spearheading entry into new markets,” said Bob Fogel, CEO of Six Red Marbles. “Her strong industry background and her success at directing higher education sales will grow Six Red Marbles’ presence in this vital market.”

For 20 years, Six Red Marbles has been a leader in developing educational content, blended learning materials, interactive curriculum, and online courses for e-learning companies, educational publishers, schools, and nonprofit organizations, with the goal of engaging students through rich personalized experiences. Long recognized as a leader in the K–12 market, over the past several years Six Red Marbles has expanded into the higher education market, working closely with online program management firms (OPMs), higher education publishers, and directly with universities to develop leading edge courses and digital interactive content. Michele Baird will oversee all sales and marketing efforts in higher education and be responsible for accelerating Six Red Marbles’ traction in the space.

“It’s an exciting time in higher education, as institutions seek new ways to deliver compelling learning experiences that will attract and retain students and ensure their employability. I’m thrilled to join Six Red Marbles and am looking forward to the opportunity to assist our academic partners to design exceptional programs and courses,” said Baird.

Michele spent 25 years of her career at Cengage Learning, where she built the higher education course development business supporting both for profit and not-for-profit universities. Michele’s team built over 1,400 on-ground and online courses for institutional partners and deployed courses in every major learning management system. Michele’s team also launched the first outcomes-based online course product line to the marketplace, winning both CODIE and IMS recognition. Most recently, Michele led the academic sales team at Newsbank in the library information space.

About Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning creator of innovative digital and blended learning programs and educational solutions. As the largest U.S.-based provider of Learning Experience DesignTM, content development, and education technology (edtech) services, the company works on approximately 250 projects each year for more than 50 customers, including publishers, schools, universities, foundations, and technology companies. Six Red Marbles is able to partner with customers to develop interactive and engaging products that support personalized learning for students across the early childhood to adult education markets. Backed by Calvert Street Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity group, the company is headquartered in Boston and has additional offices in Baltimore, Austin, and Delhi, India.

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