Galvanize appoints Ricky Hamilton as new CEO

Friday April 30, 2021 Tags: Denver, Galvanize, Ricky Hamilton

DENVER -- Galvanize announced the appointment of Ricky Hamilton as chief executive officer.Galvanize_logoUSE

The news comes as parent company Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) reports its career learning revenue grew 191% year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter, which ended March 31.

Galvanize said Hamilton brings a wealth of experience and energy to his new role. Prior to being named CEO, he served as executive VP of revenue operations and chief of staff to former Galvanize CEO Harsh Patel. 

Throughout his tenure at Galvanize, Hamilton successfully led and contributed to a variety of strategic, revenue-generating, and cultural initiatives, including the acquisition of Hack Reactor in 2018, the evolution of the company’s industry-leading Income Share Agreement (ISA) structure, a landmark scholarship initiative, and Galvanize’s acquisition by Stride, Inc. in January 2020.

Galvanize is a part of Stride’s growing portfolio of career learning brands and programs that target a variety of fields including IT and healthcare for students of all ages.

“Ricky’s professional experiences underscore his business philosophy and motivate him to make Galvanize an even greater success,” said Dr. Shaun McAlmont, Stride’s president of career learning solutions. 

“His passion for leveling the playing field for access to high-quality education will continue to drive the company forward, as Galvanize connects working professionals with tech careers and helps companies find the right tech talent.”

Prior to joining Galvanize, Hamilton worked at global management company McKinsey & Company, where he helped Fortune 500 companies tackle their largest organizational challenges. 

“I’m honored to take on this role at Galvanize, and I’m proud of everything we’ve done to build an incredible community that’s united by our shared devotion to lifelong learning,” said Hamilton. 

“I look forward to building on Galvanize’s legacy of transforming career paths and companies, and to supporting our growing community of educators, students, alumni, clients, entrepreneurs, and staff.”

Hamilton earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, where he gained an early appreciation for the power of coding and data science.