SOURCE: Revature


March 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Next-Gen Talent Firm Brings on Higher Ed Veteran to Expand University Partnerships

Former Pearson Executive Joseph Mitchell Joins Revature as Senior Vice President of University Partnerships

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 22, 2016) -  Revature, the leading next-gen IT training and staffing firm, today, announced the appointment of Joseph Mitchell as the company's Senior Vice President of University Partnerships. Former Executive Director of Enterprise Partnerships for Pearson, Mitchell will be responsible for managing Revature's work with colleges and universities. 

Mitchell comes to Revature with over 15 years of experience in the education industry, leading technology and enterprise services sales across North America and Europe. Most recently, Mitchell worked for Pearson, where he oversaw development of enterprise partnerships with top-tier universities in North America and supported university executives in aligning their needs with the company's services and cloud technologies.

"Joe has a proven track record in educational technology and business development, and shares our commitment to addressing today's skills gap," said Srikanth Ramachandran, CEO of Revature. "He brings strong expertise to our existing clients, and will be an excellent addition to our leadership team. We look forward to continuing our work with colleges and universities to prepare graduates for success in today's quickly evolving economy."

In his last four years at Pearson, Mitchell secured over $300 million in new business from enterprise partnerships, including several of Pearson's largest university partnerships to date. In addition to Pearson, Mitchell has served as a regional sales manager for Blackboard, Inc., where he oversaw new business sales across territories in the United Kingdom and Ireland. An entrepreneur, he also co-founded Sentient Learning Ltd, a software and services company that supports schools across Europe and North America. 

Founded in 2003, Revature partners with universities to help provide students with accelerated training to succeed in high-demand jobs. Students from more than 600 universities have been hired through the program.

Earlier this month, Revature announced its first external investment, a Series A round led by University Ventures and Eden Capital, with participation from USA Funds.

The appointment of Mitchell as Senior Vice President of University Partnerships is effective immediately. For more information, visit

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Revature is a leading IT professional services firm with a unique approach to talent sourcing and training. Revature partners with top colleges and universities to provide students with no-risk pathways to high-value careers in coding and software development. While Revature's academic partners do the hard work of equipping students with the essential cognitive skills to become successful professionals, Revature's role is to provide students with state-of-the-art "last-mile" training at no cost and then a well-paid first job in coding and software development, setting them up for a range of exciting career options. Due in part to its talent development strategy, Revature successfully serves a wide range of Fortune 500 enterprises, government organizations and top systems integrators. Learn more at

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