Frederick Singer, CEO of Echo360
Mr. Singer is an Internet pioneer and entrepreneur whose career and philanthropic accomplishments have spanned a broad range of sectors from media, education, arts, science and veteran affairs. He is currently CEO of Echo360 which provides a next generation educational software platform to help over 500 institutions in 30 countries deliver better educational outcomes. Previously, Mr. Singer was a Senior Advisor to Masayoshi Son, President and CEO of Softbank Corporation in Japan and was also active as a venture partner at Softbank Capital in the US. Prior to Softbank, Mr. Singer held a number of senior roles at AOL including Chief Operating Officer of AOL Studios, Chief Operating Officer for ICQ (instant messaging) and Senior Vice President of Emerging Products. Prior to AOL, he was a founder of the Washington Post Online Service (now WashingtonPost.com) and a Consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Singer has served on a number of business, charitable and educational boards including DoubleClick, Motley Fool Company, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (International Committee), Queen’s University School of Business, and Upper Canada College. His current board work includes The Langley School and ‘‘Warriors to Cyber Warriors’’ which focuses on providing distance learning training in the field of cybersecurity to wounded veterans. He was named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 2013 ‘‘Tech Titans’’. He has also funded pioneering research in autism with the Children’s National Medical Center and Stanford University.
Mr. Singer holds an MBA from Harvard University, as well as an LLB, MA in Philosophy, BA with Distinction in Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University in Canada. He is also a recipient of the Tricolour award at Queen’s University.