CINCINNATI, OH (September 18, 2014) – Hobsons has announced the appointment of Mohan Rao as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Reporting directly to Hobsons CEO Craig Heldman in the company’s Arlington, Va. office, Rao is responsible for product development and technical operations with a focus on speeding innovation and ensuring the quality and integrity of Hobsons’ products and services. 

“A key element of our strategic vision is to enhance the integration of our systems with institutional data so that we can offer a consistent experience for students throughout the entire student lifecycle,” shared Hobsons CEO Craig Heldman. “Mohan’s leadership is critical to delivering this vision. His knowledge and years of technical expertise are welcome additions to our growing team.” 

Prior to joining Hobsons, Rao was President & COO of Mobile Insight, where he led the strategic execution and operations of client services, sales and marketing, product management, and engineering. He has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial, executive leadership, and technology management experience with a strong background in management consulting, venture capital, large-scale program management, and R&D. Rao has also served as CTO of Wireless Matrix (TSE: WRX) and venture-backed Career Rewards, Inc.

“What inspires me about Hobsons is the important role that technology plays in every student’s education journey,” said Rao. “The ability of technology to connect with students through each stage of the learning lifecycle is a powerful enabler that can unlock their full potential. I’m excited to bring my expertise to a company that’s leading the way technology positively impacts student growth and success.”


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