Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Change Wave is an exclusive look at the real, first-hand stories of how cutting-edge leaders rose to the top, smashed through barriers and created lasting impact. Brought to you by Treehouse, the company that has taught 850,000 people to code and helps companies like Nike, MailChimp, Airbnb and more hit their hiring plans and create diverse teams. If you’d like to know more, head to https://trhou.se/diversity.

Nov 26, 2018

Eric Hilfer serves Rosetta Stone as vice president of product development, running the language product portfolio spanning curriculum, speech technology, engineering, quality assurance, devops and Agile delivery.  Eric joined Rosetta Stone in 2014 from Scholastic and Tom Snyder Productions, where he built and scaled the engineering organization that delivered the award-winning Read180 / Math 180 intervention suite for K-12 literacy and math.  Eric has been driving technology innovation since the early 1980s, entwining parallel careers in quantum optics, industrial automation, aerospace, solid modeling, and EdTech.  Building from his startup experience at PTC and advanced R&D work at Mitsubishi Electric, Eric has excelled at bringing rigorous development methodologies and best practices like Scaled Agile and Lean to the mission-driven EdTech sector.
 
As a former research scientist and special education teacher, Eric has championed the use of technology where it provides real value as a tool to empower students, and a force multiplier for talented instructors and coaches who are scaling their practice.
 
Eric graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, and conducted post-graduate research in experimental physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Personal Fact:
Eric loves spending time with cats and brewing his own Kombucha.
 
Links
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erichilfer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/erichilfer1?lang=en