Ranku’s team has a strong combined experience in education, sales, and product. Our unique knowledge and insights in online education and policy give us an advantage in this rapidly growing space. We are always looking for new hires to join the team and help us achieve our vision. See our careers page for more info.
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Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Previously Kim was a Director at an ad tech startup working extensively on user acquisition with the University of Phoenix, EDMC, CEC, Kaplan University, 2U, Bisk, Embanet-Compass (now Pearson) and Deltak. Before that she worked at Alloy Media where she was the Education Salesperson of the Year.
She's a guest lecturer in the entrepreneurship program at UC-Berkeley and a subject matter expert in online education and BSPs (bundled service providers). She recently starred in Bravo's Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. An avid sports fan, former gymnast and NBA dancer she spends her free time following the Green Bay Packers on the road.
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Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Most recently, Retelle was the senior director of education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Within this role she worked closely with businesses and chambers throughout the country to advance policy positions which ensure that businesses remain competitive in a global economy. Prior to joining the Chamber, Retelle was a lobbyist for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce concentrating on education, immigration, labor-management, and health care issues.
Retelle received her juris doctor from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, her master’s in education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and her bachelor of science in education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds a law license and a license to teach K–6 in Minnesota. She played ice hockey for the Gophers at the University of Minnesota, twice going to the Frozen Four.
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Director of Product
Before joining Ranku, Matt earned a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. As an engineer turned product designer, his breadth of knowledge allows him to excel at understanding how to design a site from scratch that is focused on the best experience for the user. Previously, he co-founded and designed a consumer-facing web startup, Quixplore.
An adrenaline enthusiast, Matt joined his fellow mid-westerners at Ranku after a phone interview and a one-way plane ticket from Palo Alto, CA.
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Kerry Anne Craig
Kerry joined Ranku in January 2014. Prior to joining the team, she worked Credit Suisse for six years in a variety of roles. Most recently she was an IT Business Analyst where she identified the business problem and helped to create the technical solution requirement for both clients and developers.
The first New Yorker to join the family, Craig is a native to our home. Yet, this didn’t stop her from accepting the position knowing weeks later we were going to be spending a month in San Francisco. Craig earned her MBA, and her bachelor of science in Management of Information and Communication Systems from Fordham University.
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Mascot & Director of Happiness
Daisy, a lovable white shepherd/yellow lab mix, arrives daily with Cecilia, but belongs to everyone. She greets us with an open-mouth smile and wagging tail, then finds a comfy spot just about anywhere to lounge. Often seen on her back, legs up in the air, completely content.