PE-backed Six Red Marbles expands leadership team with new hire

Six Red Marbles, which is backed by Calvert Street Partners, has named Tom Gernon as senior vice president of technology and operations and chief technology officer. Previously, Gernon worked at the Princeton Review where he served as chief information officer. Headquartered in Boston, Six Red Marbles is a producer of digital and blended learning programs and educational solutions.


Six Red Marbles today announced that Tom Gernon joins the company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations/CTO.

“Tom is an experienced technology executive who has spent his career building innovative, business-oriented technology strategies and solutions in diverse industries,” said Bob Fogel, CEO of Six Red Marbles. “His strong background and experience in the education industry will help drive Six Red Marbles’ technology strategy and team.”

For 20 years, Six Red Marbles has been a leader in developing blended learning materials, interactive curriculum and online courses for e-learning companies, educational publishers, schools and non-profit organizations, with the goal of engaging students through rich personalized experiences.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Six Red Marbles team and all of the capabilities it brings to the education market,” said Gernon. “I’m looking forward to continuing to enhance the technology strategy.”

Gernon brings over 25 years of technology leadership experience to the team. Most recently, Gernon was Chief Information Officer at the Princeton Review. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer at Fullbridge. Tom has held several additional senior leadership positions at companies such as Fidelity Investments and Staples, Inc.

About Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning creator of innovative digital and blended learning programs and educational solutions. As the largest U.S.-based provider of Learning Experience DesignTM, content development and education technology (edtech) services, the company works on approximately 250 projects each year for more than 50 customers, including publishers, schools, universities, foundations and technology companies. Having identified a set of Six Core Principles as part of its Natural Learning ApproachTM, Six Red Marbles is able to partner with customers to develop interactive and engaging products that support personalized learning for students across the early childhood to adult education markets. Backed by Calvert Street Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity group, the company is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and has additional offices in Baltimore, Md.; Austin, Texas; and Delhi, India.