Mark Rigdon

Mark is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is a highly regarded expert in education policy and reform. He has more than 20 years of experience in education and workforce development having worked as a researcher, policy analyst and grant maker.  During his time at the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Dr. Rigdon was instrumental in implementing a number of workforce development initiatives for the Bank. As advisor to Skillz Academy, Dr. Rigdon provides strategic guidance as well as subject matter expertise in the education and workforce development. Dr. Rigdon holds an MBA from Northwestern University, a PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BA from Oberlin College.