Frank Catalano is a veteran education technology industry executive and consultant, professional author and lively speaker. He’s known as a strategic, creative and hands-on advisor.
Through his Intrinsic Strategy consultancy, Frank has done interim executive or project work for organizations such as MetaMetrics, ACT, McGraw-Hill, College Guidance Network and more. Frank has also been a senior executive for ParentSquare, Pearson, SchoolMessenger (West Corporation’s Education group) and ProExam, among others.
He currently writes the weekly Business Matters and the ongoing Places & Things columns for Cascadia Daily News in northwest Washington state. As a previous long-time, regular contributor to the tech news site GeekWire and the education technology resource site EdSurge, Frank has written about the impacts of technology and edtech, the digital intersection of media and tech, and has hosted a podcast series on pop culture, science fiction and the arts.
Frank Catalano is also a frequent public speaker with an engaging, witty and thoughtful style. Together with Tony Wan, from 2020 to 2022 Frank maintained a list of education industry & association conferences as the US Edtech Industry Conferences calendar.