Fisher's role to encompass strategy, product development, marketing and sales
DALLAS, May 1, 2018 — Richard H. Collins, chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based education technology company Istation, announced Ossa Fisher as the company’s new chief operating officer.
“We are delighted to announce that Ossa Fisher has been promoted to chief operating officer,” said Collins, one of the company’s founders. “Ossa will become increasingly involved in several aspects of the business, including management of sales.”
Fisher was Istation’s deputy COO and she will continue in her role as chief marketing officer. Fisher has extensive expertise in technology, marketing and media.
Before joining Istation, she was the senior vice president of strategy and analytics at Match, Inc., and was a partner of Bain & Company. She also served on the board of directors for Rackspace Hosting, Inc., a leading provider of managed cloud services.
“Ossa is an extraordinary individual who has made significant positive impacts everywhere she has been,” Collins said. “We are fortunate to count her among our leadership and look forward to even more great achievements with her as our chief operating officer.”
In addition to her work, Fisher is active in her community. She is on the board of directors for Uplift Education, one of the largest not-for-profit charter school networks in Texas. She also serves on the board of directors of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which helped raise over $100 million to design, build and operate Klyde Warren Park.
Fisher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University, as well as master’s degrees in both business administration and arts in education from Stanford University. She is a published writer, having been a regular contributor to Huffington Post, and is a contributor to the Forbes Communications Council. She is married and has two children.
Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like, educational technology. Istation was named one of 2019’s “EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education” by EdTech Digest, and has received numerous national educational technology awards. The Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves more than 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.