Kal Raman Resigns from GlobalScholar

Entrepreneur Kal Raman has resigned as CEO of education imprint GlobalScholar, the company that was acquired for up to $160 million late last year by Scantron. GlobalScholar spokeswoman Jodie Cadieux confirms a report in GeekWire, saying that Raman left the CEO’s job “to pursue other interests but does continue in a consulting role.”

Scantron, a unit of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., said in March that Raman would lead the company’s combined education offerings under the GlobalScholar brand.

It’s not clear what Raman’s next move is—his LinkedIn profile indicates he’s CEO at Knowledge Universe, which used to own GlobalScholar, but it’s not clear how up-to-date that information is.

Raman’s previous experience includes executive stints at Wal-Mart, drugstore.com, and Amazon.com. He started GlobalScholar as an educational software company after finding personal financial success, and hoped to make a big difference in education, he told Xconomy in this Dec. 2010 profile.

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