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Following the Footprints of Mathew Autterson’s Career

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Mathew Autterson spent two decades and a half in the industry of financial services, where he served as the president of among the largest state-charted financial institutions countrywide. He studied at the Michigan Stet University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance in the year 1980. Patterson attended the Graduate Tax Program of DU (University of Denver). He started his career at the New Orleans-based First Trust Corp., which offers commercial banking services, and a subsidiary of Fiserv, an American financial services technology provider.

In 1982, Autterson left and decided to join a small team with the intention of chartering a new chartered trust company in the Colorado State as a subsidiary of the Integrated Resources, Inc (IRI). IRI is a New York-based professional staffing firm that specializes in consulting, contract, and full-time positions in the field of Allied Healthcare, Life Science, and IT.

In the year 1986, Autterson became the Resources Trust Company president. In 1989, Broad Inc. acquired the Resources Trust Company together with the assets of Integrated Resources, Inc. Afterward, it became SunAmerica, Inc., which was acquired by the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) for $18 billion in the year 1998. Fiserv acquired Resources Trust Company from AIG in May 2001.

Before the sale completion, Resources Trust Company used to be among the largest state-chartered, FDIC-insured (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) depository trust companies countrywide. It provided custodial and depository services to over 200,000. Resources Trust Company held over $20 billion in the form of custodial assets, 700 employees as well as more than $1.0 billion in deposits.

Autterson is also a member of B of D (Board of Directors) of FAB (Falci Adaptive Biosystems), which is a non-business entity devoted to helping people with neuromotor disabilities in increasing their capability of controlling and interacting with their environment. As a leader in the business community of Colorado, FAB is representing the current philanthropic interests of Matthew Autterson following many years of the roles of leadership with the Denver Zoological Foundation and Denver Zoo Board, the Webb-Waring Foundation as well as Chairman of B of D of Denver Hospice.

Autterson used to be a member of the World Presidents Organization and Young Presidents Organization. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Board Member of CNS Bioscience, Inc., established in the year 2013 by Scott. P. Falci, M.D. It’s a company for clinical-stage drug development that focuses on neuropathic pain.



A Look at Some of the Lessons Rocketship Education has Learnt Over its First Decade

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Ten years ago, Rocketship opened its first school in a church basement located in San Jose, California. Currently, it has grown into a network of charter schools that have made a tremendous impact in the communities it serves. However, a decade down the line, Rocketship still sees itself as a work in progress since it is still learning how to serve the communities and students better. With this experience comes several important lessons as follows:

  • Acknowledging the power of Parents

Since Rocketship schools only provide elementary education, parents must organize, engage and advocate for high-quality high and middle schools. During the past decade, the network has witnessed such a movement take shape in San Jose with Rocketship parents such as Karen Martinez helping to open high-quality schools.

  • Personalized Learning begins at Home

The network is a pioneer of personalized learning and staunch supporter for the integration of technology to support learning. Nonetheless, Rocketship believes that personalized learning goes beyond technology. In fact, it entails an in-depth understanding of the distinct interests and needs of each family and student.

  • Defining your Mindset

Although creating a culture of continuous learning is ideal, it does not favor everybody since not all educators can handle having a coach in class on a weekly basis. For this reason, Rocketship finds educators who have a mindset that complements the network’s model.

Rocketship Education

Rocketship Education operates as a non-profit network made up of public charter schools that serve disadvantaged communities countrywide. John Danner and Preston Smith are the brains behind the inception of the network in 2006. The mission behind the formation of Rocketship was to get rid of the achievement gap through creating a sustainable and scalable school model, which drives student achievement in marginalized communities around the nation.

All Rocketship charter schools aim and strive to develop excellent educators, propel student potential, and collaborate with parents who allow high-quality public schools to flourish in their community. For this reason, the success of this non-profit network is dependent on various stakeholders like teachers, parents, students and community organizations who all work together to diversify the future for low-income communities around the country.