Chuck Olson brings 30 years of executive experience in educational technology product vision, development, and business development strategy.
For the past 15 years Chuck has been a partner at LTGO where he has been involved in growing development companies, building award winning products and establishing strong cross company partnerships, for Concord Consortium, Discovery Education, Follett, HMH, Learning Express, PBS, Reader’s Digest, Scholastic Education, Sylvan, The VHS Collaborative, Zeus Learning and others.
Prior to co-founding LTGO Chuck was a Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Quickdot Corporation, a start-up social networking company with venture backing, primarily from Charles River Ventures. Quickdot grew to over 6M users in 18 months.
As CEO of LearningWays, an independent educational software developer, he grew the company and sold it to Davidson & Associates in 1995. Later, he helped Davidson & Associates sell a group of development assets to Simon & Schuster, creating a new subsidiary, Learning Technology Group, where he served as CEO for three years.
Chuck also ran a five-product business unit at Lotus Development Corporation, where his successes included developing, and launching several Notes-related companion products. He started his work in the educational software business as part of the development team of the Bank Street Writer for Broderbund and Scholastic, ultimately leading that team.
Chuck graduated cum laude with a B.A. in mathematics from Messiah College in Grantham, PA.
Specialties: Strategic consulting, business development and M&A support for educational technology companies
LTGO (el-tee'-go) helps to create cutting edge instructional materials that take full advantage of today’s technology. We do this by bringing together the product vision, those who can build it and those who can bring it to market. We serve all those who participate in making this happen – the service providers who develop the content and the code, the product developers who have components of the vision, the publishers who need the right offerings.