The Zulama Board of Advisors
Bob has built a successful career in high technology distinguished by the development of businesses, markets, and sales distribution, with a strong focus in the learning market place. His academic background was in secondary, post-secondary and corporate education.
Over a span of 13-years, Bob worked for Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs. One of his roles during that time was the President of Apple’s division of PowerSchool, a student information systems (SIS) company.
Bob was the CEO and President of Carnegie Learning, a leading adaptive learning software company spun-out from Carnegie Mellon University. There he was recognized as an Ernst & Young “Software Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Four times his teams have won SIIA’s prestigious CODiE award for Best Education Software. Bob was an invited member of US Department of the Education National Education Plan Technology Group. Twice he presented to US Governors’ National Education Summits. He has been a featured speaker for SIIA & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt conferences, and is an annual judge for the University of Pennsylvania’s Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition.
Formerly Executive Producer at the world renowned Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University
Donald Marinelli was a tenured Professor of Drama and Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University and Executive Producer of the Entertainment Technology Center.
Professor Marinelli retired from Carnegie Mellon after twenty-six years where he served as the Assistant Head of the Drama Department and later the Associate Department Head. Dr. Marinelli was integral in creation of the Master of Arts Management (MAM) program and the Master of Fine Arts in Acting degree program with the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. He cofounded the Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) degree program and the ETC with his colleague Randy Pausch.
Professor Marinelli moved to Pittsburgh shortly after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa. He attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where he received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Professor Marinelli subsequently attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Ph.D. in theatre history, literature, and criticism in 1987 with a dissertation on the Italian Futurist F.T. Marinetti.