Rocket Learning co-founder Matthew Mugo Fields has spent most of his life developing and managing educational programs for at-risk youth. He brings this deep expertise to Rocket Learning’s work of providing innovative educational products and tutoring services to public schools throughout the nation.
A serial education entrepreneur, Mr. Fields previously founded BEST Education Partners, Inc. (BEST), an education services company focused on restructuring public schools and delivering tutoring services to students in need. In 2003, BEST was acquired and Mr. Fields joined the executive management team of the acquiring company.
Mr. Fields started his career as a consultant in the Telecommunications and Strategy practice groups of Deloitte Consulting. He also served as a teacher and tutor in several inner-city public schools.
Matthew is an honors graduate of Morehouse College and was one of the first people to simultaneously earn masters degrees in business and education at Harvard University. While in graduate school, he led the team that created the first education company to win the prestigious Harvard Business Plan Contest.