Age of Learning Expands Senior Leadership Team, Appointing Former Disney Executives Rob Gilby and Bonnie Matosich
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two key executives to further advance our company’s global growth. Bonnie Matosich has joined our team as Executive Vice President, Brand, and Rob Gilby is now Executive Vice President & Managing Director, International.
Age of Learning CEO Paul Candland is looking forward to collaborating with these trusted former colleagues: “I worked with both Bonnie and Rob during my time at The Walt Disney Company, and was equally impressed by their strategic thinking and proven track records of driving results. They will be tremendous assets to our company as we look to further scale our brands globally, with the goal of helping educate more children around the world.”
Bonnie Matosich brings more than three decades of world-class experience in global brand development, consumer insights and analytics, and strategy to Age of Learning. She was an executive at The Walt Disney Company for more than 20 years, where she most recently served as VP Brand Development. Bonnie was responsible for global consumer/brand strategies across the Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars franchises, as well as Disney Media Networks. Prior to Disney, she spent five years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bonnie holds a B.A. in Math with highest honors from the University of Montana, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Rob Gilby has more than 25 years of leadership experience driving strategy and successfully managing businesses in local markets across the Asia Pacific and Europe regions. He was with The Walt Disney Company for more than a decade, where he ultimately ran all of Disney’s businesses in Southeast Asia. Most recently, Rob was CEO and founder of advisory and investment firm Blue Hat Ventures, where he focused on high growth businesses in the consumer media & technology industry across Asia. Rob will be responsible for Age of Learning’s growth internationally.
Rob holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Management Studies from the University of London, was certified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and completed the Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.