Capstone Names Darin Rasmussen as Vice President of Digital Product Development
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 15, 2018 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has named Darin Rasmussen Vice President of Digital Product Development and Management. Rasmussen brings more than 15 years of experience in education technology, SaaS and publishing businesses to his new role, and will oversee Capstone’s digital product team.
Rasmussen has led digital product management, software development, marketing and sales teams throughout his career. Most recently he served as the Founder and CEO of 808 Hats, LLC, a marketing and management consulting firm for technology and SaaS companies. Rasmussen also worked as VP, Marketing and Strategy for Edmentum, and spent 8 years in strategic marketing and business development at Thomson Reuters.
“Darin comes with a wealth of experience in education technology strategy and innovation,” said Tom Ahern, Capstone CEO. “He brings a collaborative leadership style, a love for helping kids learn, and an obsession with new edtech tools to the role. His knowledge, fresh perspective, and strong background in marketing will help lead our digital products in an exciting direction.”
Rasmussen earned his MBA cum laude from Chicago Booth Business School. He also has a JD degree from Chicago-Kent and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois. He currently serves as Board Director and Secretary with Educelerate North, an education technology startup accelerator.
“I came to Capstone because I wanted to join a company with an inspiring learning mission and people who are passionate about literacy and great design,” said Rasmussen. “I’m looking forward to helping Capstone take digital products, like PebbleGo, to the next level to support educators and librarians in teaching kids to read. Content creators like Capstone have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world and I’m excited to be part of this team.”
Rasmussen began his new position in late December.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit www.myCapstone.com.