San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
San Francisco-based Marcademy, (http://Marcademy.com/), the country’s fastest growing Internet marketing career training school for up-and-coming marketers, today announced its new board of directors for 2013-14.
The new board will be comprised of a chairman and three directors. Supporting the board is a separate advisory board to focus on academics and curriculum.
Tim O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Marcademy will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. With more than 25 years of marketing experience, O’Connor is the former vice president of marketing and enrollment for UniversityNow and vice president and chief marketing officer for Ashworth College. His professional background also includes managing principal for Zyman Group, senior vice president of marketing for Unisource, and a vice president global marketing for Siemens AG. He’s a graduate of LaSalle University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
“The skills gap between traditionally-educated college graduates is a growing concern among today’s employers who expect a level of professional experience before extending a job offer,” O’Connor said. “This presents the marketing industry with both great opportunities and great challenges. We’ve set out to challenge the norm in how modern marketers, online marketers and growth hackers learn their craft. I’m confident that our board, along with Marcademy’s founders, will address these challenges head-on and give tomorrow’s marketing leaders the tools for success and while help elevating our industry to a higher level.”
Joining O’Connor on the board is Bob Van Rossum, President of MarketPro. Van Rossum also serves as president of the Internet marketing school. He brings more than 14 years recruiting experience of marketing, creative, advertising, interactive, communications and e-commerce talent. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, he currently serves on the Atlanta Executive Advisory Board for the American Marketing Association (AMA).
The remaining board seats will be filled at a later date. Supporting the board as advisors are:
Marcademy is establishing the “new norm” in how modern marketers enter the work force – with practical job-relevant education. As one of the fastest growing Internet marketing schools for modern marketers, online marketers and growth hackers, the San Francisco-based school’s mission is to narrow the skills gap between traditional higher education learning and the practical skills and hands-on experience today’s employers are looking for. The intensive, 8-week hands-on immersion program is mentored by seasoned marketing professionals and dedicates the majority of learning to developing a portfolio of real projects for real companies. For more information visit http://Marcademy.com/.