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WebAssign Names Rob Simora as Chief Technology Officer

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 24th, 2014

Experienced product development and IT executive joins company to drive innovation

RALEIGH, N.C. — September 23, 2014 — WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced that Rob Simora has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Simora is an accomplished Information Technology leader with over 20 years of experience managing global IT teams and strategic business planning. He joins WebAssign from Railinc, where he achieved all-time high customer satisfaction scores and championed the company’s IT strategy as CIO and VP Product Development.
“As education technology evolves, this is an exciting time for WebAssign,” commented Alex Bloom, WebAssign president. “Rob brings the essential level of expertise and innovation to the WebAssign team, enabling us to continue serving the best learning tools and technology to our faculty and student users.”
“WebAssign is a recognized leader in providing education technology that supports and enhances teaching and learning,” said Simora. “I’m delighted to join a company so dedicated to its customers.”
Named “IT Leader of the Year” by SearchCIO-MidMarket, Simora also won the Triangle Business Journal “40 Under 40” award in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management Systems and Finance from Fordham University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
About WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. For more information, visit www.webassign.com.

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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.