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As one of the largest education technology services organizations in the world, LearningMate accelerates your digital learning initiatives with specialized services, data models, and customizable content and technology frameworks.

Our senior team has over 75 years of experience in higher education. We draw on this experience to guide you as you develop and deliver effective, next-generation curriculum, assessments, and learning products.



Meet our Higher Education Team

Nachiket Paratkar

Nachiket Paratkar

Business Head & Senior Vice President
of Higher Education


As the Head and Senior Vice President of Higher Education, Nachiket focuses on business strategy, customer relations, and vertical growth, while also identifying new services to introduce to the higher education market. Prior to LearningMate, Nachiket worked at Aptech, where he gained valuable experience in eLearning, instructional design, and education technology.

From his early days overseeing the Project Management team along with the company’s centralized project delivery and quality system, to establishing and heading the Account Management team, to helping LearningMate become CMMI Level 5 certified, Nachiket brings over 17 years of experience to the Higher Education Division.

Abhijeet Sethi

Abhijeet Sethi

Vice President of Sales


As Vice President of Sales, Abhijeet focuses on growing LearningMate’s footprint within new and existing markets. With a passion for enabling technology in the classroom, he has been part of several new product and market ventures and held several executive positions since joining LearningMate in 2003.

In 2007, Abhijeet took over the entire sales team, where he has been instrumental in expanding LearningMate’s reach to curriculum product companies, publishers, EdTech providers, assessment providers, higher education institutions and outsourced project management companies.

Prior to LearningMate, Abhijeet led customer relationship management and implementation of school Student Information Systems and eLearning solutions while at Educomp.

An avid traveler and a would-be golfer and drummer, Abhijeet wishes to build an organization that focuses on helping people suffering from terminal illnesses.

Kate Parker

Kate Parker

Director of Editorial Services
Higher Education


As Director of Editorial Services for Higher Education, Kate oversees the global editorial services division, which provides authoring and editorial support around digital curriculum and assessment development.

Kate has 20 years of experience crafting high-quality teaching and learning resources. Prior to joining LearningMate, Kate was Publisher of Science at Macmillan Learning, where she signed, developed, and launched many market-leading life and physical science programs.

Steve Bordonaro

Steve Bordonaro

Director of Learning Solutions
Higher Education


As Director of Learning Solutions for Higher Education, Steve provides analysis and solutions for complex engagements that blend learning content and technology. His focus is scaling content quality to deliver and preserve the best learning experience possible for the volume, time, and budgets allotted.

During his 20 years of learning design experience, Steve has worked for companies ranging from startups to giant multi-national information and learning companies, holding positions such as, digital developer, writer, instructional designer, content services director, and LMS product manager. Prior to joining LearningMate, Steve provided design research and evaluation for Pearson Learning Solutions, creating new learning designs for accessible and mobile delivery to all learners.

Ray Alba

Ray Alba

Director of Solutions
Higher Education


As Director of Solutions for Higher Education, Ray connects higher education publishers and certification companies with content and technology solutions designed to accelerate their digital learning initiatives.

Ray offers more than 20 years experience developing and implementing technologies; 10 of which have been directly focused on education. Ray has participated in the development of products that have won accolades including the Webby Awards and the ADDY awards. Prior to joining LearningMate, Ray owned a technology solutions company for nearly 10 years. This gave him the unique ability to think like a developer, yet convey technical terms in a way those less technically inclined can understand.

Ray holds a degree in project management from New York University. An avid cyclist, skier, traveler and soon-to-be sailor, Ray’s many stories will certainly keep you entertained.

Jason Fields

Jason Fields

Director of Sales
Higher Education


As Director of Sales for Higher Education, Jason connects institutions with LearningMate resources, often arranging complex solutions that leverage LearningMate’s specialty services and customizable frameworks. He focuses on sharing LearningMate’s capabilities with the higher education market, working with institutions to understand, and sometimes augment, their strategic approach to digital learning, while helping accelerate and implement their education vision to learners.

Jason offers over 20 years of demonstrated leadership within education technology, finance, insurance and real estate. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he is always listening and thinking of ways to improve services – willing to explore forward-thinking, creative and alternative opportunities for LearningMate partners.

Prior to joining LearningMate, Jason held multiple positions at Ed Map, lastly as National Director of Sales, where he focused on helping institutions develop affordable content strategies encompassing inclusive access programs, integrations, and use of OER and digital technologies.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.


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