Robert Romano (‘95, English, ‘96, M.A. English) is the co-founder and C.E.O of BookheadEd, featuring the online language arts curriculum StudySync, which develops and publishes English language arts (ELA) curricula and provides multimedia exercises, lessons, and other materials. Today over 3 million students and teachers use StudySync daily.
As CEO, Romano creates the vision for the company, conceptualizing the multimedia elements, and finding unique applications of technology. He also prioritizes the focus for 100 employees—among them are academic, engineering, and marketing experts. In less than 10 years, the company has a major foothold in classrooms across the nation. Adapted to meet national educational standards and state adoptions, StudySync has become the country’s number one core ELA program. In addition to BookedEd, Romano has started four other businesses; EdVantage Software, Global Vineyard Estate, a furniture company, and a real estate company.