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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.

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.

Richard Tong

Richard Tong

Director of Technology Solutions
Higher Education


As Director of Technology Solutions for Higher Education, Richard provides architecture and technology consulting around initiatives such as data-driven learning platforms, CBE, and adaptive learning, as well as implementing and integrating LearningMate’s content authoring, assessment management, and mobile delivery frameworks.

During his 20 years of experience, Richard has extensive ed-tech product and services experience with companies such as Knewton and Amplify Education. He has led the design of solution architecture for multiple large-scale education projects such as Smarter Balanced Digital Library and NYSED Education Data Portal. He has contributed to IMS Global Learning Consortium’s initiatives including Question & Test Interoperability (QTI), Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), Caliper, and Competency-based Education (CBE) as well as Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and its Assessment Interoperability Framework.

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.

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