Marc Netka doesn’t mince his words. As CEO and Founder of STS Education, he is working through the current worldwide laptop shortage crisis but is not happy about it. In this episode of Remote Possibilities, Marc reports on price gouging, false promises, and other unethical practices he is witnessing, advises districts on how to prevent getting fleeced, and calls out the edtech industry to do better.
As the CEO and entrepreneurial co-founder of STS Education, Marc Netka partners with schools to enhance student outcomes and achieve education goals through technology. For seven years, STS Education has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. Additionally, Marc has led the company to be one of the largest resellers for refurbished computers, earning the elite designation as a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. Marc is also a co-founder and CEO of Healthy Player ONE, the first software to combat bullying and injuries from scholastic esports.
Spearheading community service out-reach programs to the K12 community, Marc has been honored with the Pathfinder award from the Ventura County Board of Education. Marc is also a member and thought leader on the D&H K12 Education Advisory Board. Additionally, his strong belief in continual learning led to the creation of the STS Book Club, which has paid out over $26,000 in the last 5 years to his employees for reading books. Marc has a BA from California State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.