TES Global today announces the appointment of Rob Grimshaw as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Rob will start with TES Global in early November, joining from FT.com, the online branch of the Financial Times, where he is currently Managing Director. Rob has been responsible for the highly acclaimed and hugely impressive digital strategy which gained the Financial Times global recognition for its digital media transformation.
Rob has worked for the Financial Times for fifteen years and has held a number of roles there including Head of Client Sales & Key Accounts and Head of Global Advertising, Strategy & Operations. Prior to becoming MD of FT.com, Rob spent nearly two years as Director of Advertising and Global Online Strategy at the Financial Times. Rob is probably best known for his enormously successful implementation of the FT’s digital subscription business model, which then resulted in his responsibilities being expanded to include the FT’s print subscription business and the FT conferences.
Commenting on the appointment, TES Global CEO Louise Rogers said:
“I am delighted Rob is joining us. TES Global is rapidly growing beyond its UK publishing heritage and becoming a leading global digital education business. Rob’s background in digital transformation, sales and the development of world-class products and content will be invaluable in advancing our position in the industry. His passion for education and ambition to make a difference in such a profoundly important industry deeply resonates with the TES Global values.”
About TES Global
TES Global exists to drive up standards of education by putting the right teachers in the right jobs and giving them the tools to be the very best that they can be. TES Global is home to the world’s largest online community of teachers, with 6.2 million registered users. In 2013 the business was acquired by TPG Capital, a leading global private investment firm, with the objective of transforming it into a leading global digital education business. The TES Global platforms, including www.tesconnect.com, www.sharemylesson.com and www.wikispaces.com, provide access to more than 800,000 individually crafted resources – now downloaded over 450 million times – developed by teachers, for teachers. TES Global has long been the UK's number one for education hiring solutions, with over 70,000 teaching jobs advertised on its platforms in the past 12 months. Over 80% of all jobs are filled within the first 4 weeks. For more information, visit: http://www.tesglobal.com/