Co-Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder @ Right to Succeed Foundation
Ted Fujimoto is President of Landmark Consulting Group, Inc., a management and investment consultancy for scaling innovations in learning. Clients include some of the most prominent foundations, investors and innovators that span across education, media, entertainment, technology, distribution, content, energy and real estate. Ted helped design and create the replication systems and strategies for several of the
Ted Fujimoto is President of Landmark Consulting Group, Inc., a management and investment consultancy for scaling innovations in learning. Clients include some of the most prominent foundations, investors and innovators that span across education, media, entertainment, technology, distribution, content, energy and real estate. Ted helped design and create the replication systems and strategies for several of the largest scalable, fastest growing, highest performing public school designs in the country that created over 350 schools, including New Tech Network which has created over 160 public schools and replicating between 20-40 per year.
President Obama recently visited Manor New Tech in Texas: “Manor, that’s what every school should be…We’ve also got to make sure that we help more students at more schools get the kinds of skills they’re getting here at Manor Tech to compete in a high-tech economy.”
Ted currently serves on the board of directors and was formerly the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee at the California Credit Union, a $1.2 billion credit union. He is co-founder of MuzArt World Foundation and co-chairs Right to Succeed Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on transforming public education through the creation of at least 6,000 American Dream Schools within the next 10 years.
Early in Ted’s career, he was partner in the consulting firm that developed the retail concept for the automobile brand, Saturn, and re-engineered the retail networks of 11 automotive and hospitality brands. He also created a national commercial insurance captive that insures over 1,000 schools.
He has served on the California Education Technology Advisory Committee, received the 2002 Center for Digital Government "In the Arena” Award for Education Leadership in transforming vision to reality, and in Converge Magazines "1999 Year in Review,” Ted was named one of "Educations Dreamers, Leaders and Innovators."
Specialties:School Model Codification, School Model Replication System Design, Education Organization Growth Strategy, Business Planning, Fund Raising, Product Launches, Organization Launches, Education, Non-Profits, Foundations, Insurance/Captive/Reinsurance, Technology.
Entrepreneur and senior executive with expertise building high performance and profitable teams and organizations, launching and introduction of new products and services, and improving marketing and sales performance.
President @ Founded in 1988, Landmark Consulting Group helps create, launch, and grow high impact education organizations, projects, and programs that are of high quality, innovative, sustainable, and scalable.
Our clients have created or transformed 1,100 schools, have impacted the lives of over 360,000 students, raised over $300 million in philanthropic support, and provided guidance to over $500 million in investments. We have worked and supported more high performance 21st century school models/designs and school networks/franchises than almost any one organization in the world.
Landmark has provided active guidance to support over $500 million in investments, $300 million in insurance premiums, and $300 million in philanthropic funding into the education sector.
Notable clients include: EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc, and Walton Family Foundation.
For over 20 years, Landmark has developed expertise and proprietary insight about the education market through its work including developing the franchise systems of over a half-dozen 21st century school designs resulting in over 300 high performing schools; creating trade associations and created support services that resulted in the creation of over 700 schools charter schools; underwriting for real estate investment, insurance, or philanthropic funding transactions for over 2000 schools; performing direct on-site school inspections and due-diligence visits to over 1000 individual schools.; bringing new investment groups and service providers representing nearly $1 billion in investment and value of services into the education sector that had little prior experience in the sector. From May 2008 to Present (7 years 6 months) USABoard of Directors @ As a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution, California Credit Union is owned and operated by its members. The Board of Directors is comprised of elected officials who play a valuable role in determining the credit union's financial direction. The Supervisory Committee ensures that internal controls are maintained to protect the credit union and its members, and that accounting records and reports are promptly prepared to accurately reflect credit union operations. All members of our Board and Supervisory Committee are former educational professionals who understand your needs and have been elected to represent them. From December 2014 to Present (11 months) Co-Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder @ Right to Succeed Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a mission, “To empower communities to create amazing public schools - Dream Schools - that help every child to succeed! We believe every child has the right to succeed and have access to a great public school.”
One of Right to Succeed Foundation’s initiatives is American Dream Schools: A national initiative focused on creating new and/or transforming 6,000 public K-12 schools to become Dream Schools over the next 10 years and deeply engage over 2.5 million students across all socioeconomic backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). From August 2010 to Present (5 years 3 months) USACo-Founder and Board of Directors @ The MuzArt World Foundation™ is a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity, organized by industry leaders in music, entertainment, and education. Pat Melfi, Ken Kragen, Ted Fujimoto, Brandon Frank, and Ellis Pailet are focused on ensuring that music and the creative arts are taught in our public schools. We have to be certain that these artistic legacies are appreciated and valued by the next generation of citizens (our children), enhancing learning in schools that will prepare kids to be successful, fulfilled, and productive citizens. We will accomplish this by embedding world class music and creative arts curricula in as many schools as possible, without additional tax burdens or federal funding. From October 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) InternationalChairman, Supervisory Committee @ As a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution, California Credit Union is owned and operated by its members. The Board of Directors is comprised of elected officials who play a valuable role in determining the credit union's financial direction. The Supervisory Committee ensures that internal controls are maintained to protect the credit union and its members, and that accounting records and reports are promptly prepared to accurately reflect credit union operations. All members of our Board and Supervisory Committee are former educational professionals who understand your needs and have been elected to represent them. From July 2005 to December 2014 (9 years 6 months) Co-founder, strategist, consultant @ Elevate is a CSO-aligned collaborative with a mission to help charter schools build capacity to be strong organizations that generate undeniable student success -- the success that justifies the movement's existence and expansion. From July 2008 to July 2011 (3 years 1 month) Board Member, Co-Founder, Executive Committee, Strategy Chair, National Advisory @ New Tech Network is a non-profit organization that helps high school students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. We work nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to implement innovative high schools that promote deeper learning.
We began in the mid-90s in Napa, California. The local schools were meeting education standards, and the community thought of Napa High School as a good school. However, local business leaders remained concerned that meeting basic standards would not be enough to ensure that students were graduating with the skills needed to meet the needs of the new economy.
These business and community leaders decided to make a difference. Working with the local school district, they began researching innovations in education to re-imagine what a truly great school might be like. In 1996, the Napa Valley Unified School District established Napa New Technology High School with the first class of 100 students.
As Napa New Technology High School thrived, local business leaders and education advocates came together to ensure the school’s long-term success and sustainability by establishing the New Tech Foundation. In 2001, New Tech was awarded a $6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With this funding, New Tech was charged with launching 14 schools over three years. Today there are over 120 schools and in 2012, the New Tech Network replicated 40 schools.
Today, our name is New Tech Network and we support 167 schools in 27 states and Australia. New Tech schools leverage what research tells us about how people learn to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment. Based on this research and our own experience, we create a rigorous and engaging high school experience that features project-based learning, the seamless use of technology, and a positive and empowering school culture. From June 1999 to January 2009 (9 years 8 months) USACo-Founder/VP Underwriting @ Launched and helps to operate insurance carrier/captive providing insurance to over 300 private independent schools and charter schools nationally—backed by the Walton Family Foundation, Arthur J. Gallagher, and DiscoverRe. From July 2007 to May 2008 (11 months) Senior Vice President for Insurance Product Development @ Responsible for the product development and launch of the national insurance program for charter schools and independent private schools--CharterSafe/PrivateSafe. From July 2007 to April 2008 (10 months) Co-Founder/VP - School Services & Products @ Launched and operated association services and products division providing financial, insurance, special education, and other member services that broke-even the first year and generated 30% profit margins in subsequent years--with 20-30% lead generation and 20-50% close ratios. From July 2003 to July 2007 (4 years 1 month) Co-Founder, Interim CEO, Board of Directors @ Assembled management team and obtained funding. Organization awarded U.S. patent for correlation of education learning materials to state education standards. From December 1998 to December 2003 (5 years 1 month) Director - Education Reform @ Oversaw all Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Foundation education grants to the Sacramento region. From March 2002 to March 2003 (1 year 1 month) Chief Business Development Officer @ eBos is a company specializing in retail network performance improvement. Acquired consultancy that originated and developed the Saturn automobile retail concept and designed the business processes used to rebuild the retail network operations of eleven automotive brands. From June 2000 to June 2002 (2 years 1 month) Founder/President @ Landmark Consulting Group, Inc. is a management/technology consulting practice specializing in business process reengineering and development of customized finance, logistics, and other systems for Fortune 1000 clients. The firm developed a reputation of delivering solutions on-time and below-budget.
Clients included AirTouch, BankOne, LVMH, IBM, Remy Martin, Far Niente, and California Chamber of Commerce. From December 1988 to October 1997 (8 years 11 months) Consultant @ Developed finance and logistic systems for international and domestic wireless data divisions. From November 1988 to July 1994 (5 years 9 months)
BBA, Bachelors in Business Administration @ Pacific Union College From September 1987 to 1990 Other Ted Fujimoto is skilled in: Non-profits, Fundraising, Product Launch, Foundations, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, Staff Development, Business Strategy, Coaching, Marketing Strategy, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship, Organizational..., Start-ups, Marketing, Leadership, Program Management, Commercial Insurance, Charter Schools, Finance, Education Facilities, Blended Learning, Public Policy, Business Planning, Budgets, Nonprofits, Management, Strategy, Risk Management, Project-based Learning, Strategic Partnerships, Team Building, Project Planning, Analysis, Business Development, Government, Management Consulting, Training, Workshop Facilitation, Change Management, Business Intelligence, Consulting, Lead Generation, Executive Management, Product Development, Executive Coaching, Mergers & Acquisitions, Policy, Small Business, Teaching