Rick Harrell, BEYOND Technology Education Co-CEO and Co-Founder, has been working with both schools domestically and Ministries of Education internationally for over twenty years. Prior to BEYOND Technology Education, Rick was President of U.S. Operations for Futurekids. During his time at Futurekids, Rick held several other positions including Vice President of Education Products and Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Rick has also taught computer classes at the K-12 level. Rick has spent over 40 years in successful business development for various companies and has managed sales, marketing, operations, programs and staff training. Rick’s greatest achievement to date is the innovative technology planning method called SWIM Grid (School Wide Integration Model) which provides a framework for school leaders to create technology plans that address teachers, students, curriculum and infrastructure. Rick and his wife Maureen live in Bluffton, South Carolina and are avid International travelers. Rick is a graduate of Point Loma University in San Diego and has a degree in Christian Education.