Robert Flanigan

Founder, Educate LLC

Bob founded Educate LLC in 1999. Starting with a handful of schools, Educate has been pioneering innovative ways to drive technology use in school instruction, to train teachers how to integrate these new tools and to ensure schools have the optimal technology infrastructure and configuration.

Prior to that, Bob worked for eight years at Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan in structured finance. During that time, Bob helped found advisory boards at several South Bronx Parochial schools, where he saw the need for a better approach to technology use in schools.

Bob is chairman of the Curran Principal Academy, a partnership with the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn to train a new generation of Catholic school leaders.

Bob holds a master's degree in management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.