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Rick O’Donnell

Founder & CEO
Skills Fund

Rick O’Donnell

Founder & CEO
Skills Fund

Biography

Rick O’Donnell is founder and CEO of Skills Fund, a quality-assurance and student financing platform for high return on education post-secondary programs. Previously, he founded and served as CEO of College Portfolio, which was later acquired by Fullbridge. He is a three-time cabinet appointee in Colorado, including serving as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Passionate about education reform and entrepreneurship, he was the founding president of The Fund for Colorado’s Future and President of the Acton Foundation of Entrepreneurial Excellence. Rick currently serves on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.

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