Our Team

Donna Ritchie,
Chief Operating Officer and Founder

Donna has raised the bar for what it means to put the student first. Focused on operational excellence, Donna leads a team that develops new program strategy and implements Meteor Learning’s partner programs. Donna also leads the technical strategy for the company. Donna was part of the founding team of Meteor and took on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2017.
Prior to Meteor Learning, Donna served a variety of K-12 and higher education curriculum and technology companies through her market research firm, K-20Research. Before launching that venture, Donna was the Vice President of Financial Operations for Global Product Development and Publishing Operations at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she managed all K-12 product and platform investments and drove financial operations and strategy for the technology and content development teams worldwide. Before working in education directly, Donna was a Principal at The Parthenon Group, a global strategy consulting firm, where she managed client engagements for a range of education and technology companies from startups to mature businesses.
Donna holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics and Japanese where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an MBA with Honors from Harvard Business School.