North Billerica, MA, November 30, 2016
Curriculum Associates' CEO Rob Waldron has been named a Gold winner in the Executive of the Year—Medium Category. In addition, Curriculum Associates has been named a Silver winner in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year—Medium Category. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
Curriculum Associates is leading the adoption of print and digital curriculum for more than 4 million K–12 students across the country. One of the fastest-growing companies in the industry, it has quadrupled in size since 2008 without taking any outside investment. Its products are currently used in classrooms in all 50 states, and on a typical school day, more than 1 million students use its digital i‑Ready® program. Curriculum Associates' K–12 educational business lines have won approval at the state level in seven states, and its programs are now used by nearly 10 percent of all K–8 students in the country.
Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, has driven the transformation of this nearly 50-year-old company from a print workbook provider to a cutting-edge industry leader in the education technology space. Under his leadership, the company developed the i‑Ready digital solution that has been proven to improve learning outcomes and drive student achievement. Waldron leads with the knowledge that his decisions impact classrooms and students nationwide, and has created a corporate culture in which employees at every level are committed to making a true difference in education.
The sixth annual Best in Biz Awards program in North America garnered more than 600 entries, from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2016 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, App of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.
“We're honored to be recognized among this year's Fastest-Growing Companies,” said Executive of the Year winner Rob Waldron. “Every employee at Curriculum Associates is committed to our founding mission of helping students and teachers succeed. Their dedication to creating world-class products to uphold that mission has been key in driving our growth.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to numerous judges returning from the 2011–2015 judging panels, this year's panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Multifamily Executive, Network World, Portland Business Journal, Security Products Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Wired, WLRN and ZDNet.
“Judging the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year category this year was thrilling,” said J. Money, RockstarFinance.com, joining the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the first time. “Not only to see how efficient a lot of these companies are, but to also motivate myself to push even harder with my own projects, knowing just how attainable this level of growth is! The hustle is definitely alive and well with this group, and I was honored to help acknowledge them.”
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016, visit: BestinBizAwards.com/2016-Winners.
About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.
About Best in Biz Awards
Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product and PR and media. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2017 International are currently being accepted until the final deadline on April 28, 2017. For more information, visit: BestinBizAwards.com.