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Rob Cohen, Senior Advisor, 2U & Trilogy Education

The Emerge Team

Jan Lynn-Matern
Jan Lynn-Matern

Founder & Partner

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I am the son of immigrants whose life was changed by education. I founded Emerge with the vision to democratise access to opportunity by being a catalytic partner to early-stage founders, so that others would not have to rely on the same luck that I had.
Nic Newman
Nic Newman

Partner

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I co-founded and successfully sold Tigerspike, a 300-person mobile tech company. At Emerge, I draw on my operational experience to both provide hands-on support to our portfolio founders and assess potential investments.
Mario Barosevcic
Mario Barosevcic

Partner

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My university scholarship took me from Bosnia, to the US and changed my life. Today I am fortunate in that I can dedicate my career to supporting solutions that give everyone a chance to fulfil their potential.
Zara Zaman
Zara Zaman

Head of Platform

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I take care of our vibrant community at Emerge. Prior to Emerge, I co-founded the largest pan-European university accelerator.
Mary Curnock Cook
Mary Curnock Cook

Network Chair

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Passionate about Higher Education, I'm ex-CEO of UCAS, and hold advisory positions at organisations like The Open University & the Student Loans Company. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in HE.
Don Taylor
Don Taylor

Network Chair

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Passionate about Workforce Development, I have chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000, and since 2014 have produced the L&D Global Sentiment Survey annually. At Emerge I convene my network to further innovation in the enterprise.

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Dan Sommer
Dan Sommer

CEO Sales Impact Academy

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Pierre Dubuc
Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder, CEO OpenClassrooms

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Parul Gupta
Parul Gupta

Co-founder, ex-President Springboard

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Joshua Wohle
Joshua Wohle

Co-founder SuperAwesome

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Kirsten Campbell-Howes
Kirsten Campbell-Howes

CLO Busuu

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Rob Cohen
Rob Cohen

Senior Advisor 2U

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Steve Goldenberg
Steve Goldenberg

Founder, ex-CEO Interfolio

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Jamie Brooker
Jamie Brooker

Founder Kahoot

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Craig Pines
Craig Pines

CEO Amerigo

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Christina Sass
Christina Sass

Co-founder Andela

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David Blake
David Blake

Co-founder, CEO Degreed

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Smita Bakshi
Smita Bakshi

SVP Wiley, Founder, ex-CEO zyBooks

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Stephen Kosslyn
Stephen Kosslyn

ex-CAO Minerva Project, ex-Dean Harvard

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Ian Dunn
Ian Dunn

Provost, Coventry University

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Dennis Yang
Dennis Yang

ex-CEO Udemy

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Sievert Weiss
Sievert Weiss

Co-founder, CEO AMBOSS

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Catalina Schveninger
Catalina Schveninger

ex-CLO Vodafone, ex-CPO FutureLearn

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John Fillmore
John Fillmore

President Chegg Skills

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Sven Schutt
Sven Schutt

CEO IUBH Group

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Lou Pugliese
Lou Pugliese

ex-Founding CEO Blackboard, ex-CEO Moodlerooms

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Kara Hedges Sasse
Kara Hedges Sasse

ex-VP Everfi, Blackboard, Gallup

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Sunil Gunderia
Sunil Gunderia

CIO/CSO Age of Learning, ex-GM The Walt Disney Company

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Jonathan Satchell
Jonathan Satchell

CEO Learning Technologies Group

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Paul J. LeBlanc
Paul J. LeBlanc

President SNHU

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Wendy Alexander
Wendy Alexander

Scottish Higher Education Trade & Investment Envoy

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Holger Seim
Holger Seim

Blinkist Co-Founder & CEO

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Jesus Lanza
Jesus Lanza

CEO at Lottus Education

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Abakar Saidov
Abakar Saidov

Co-founder and CEO at Beamery

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Nunzio Quacquarelli
Nunzio Quacquarelli

Founder, CEO at QS

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Amanda Nolen
Amanda Nolen

Founder at Niles Nolen, ex-Head of Learning at Fuse Universal

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Shailu Tipparaju
Shailu Tipparaju

Founder at Examity, Strateology and EdAssist

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Tess Kelly-Frazier
Tess Kelly-Frazier

ex-VP, Blackboard and Interfolio

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Keith Zimmerman
Keith Zimmerman

COO at University of Bath, ex-Director at University of Oxford

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Nina Huntemann
Nina Huntemann

CAO at Chegg, ex-VP, Learning at EdX

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Guillermo Miranda
Guillermo Miranda

Ex-CLO at Boeing, ex-CLO at IBM and ex-President at IBM SkillsBuild Foundation

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Bror Saxberg
Bror Saxberg

ex-CLO at K12 Inc & Kaplan

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Rob Grimshaw
Rob Grimshaw

ex-CEO at TES Global

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Lucy Stonehill
Lucy Stonehill

Founder at BridgeU

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Tom Davy
Tom Davy

ex-CEO, EMEA at Panopto

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James Mickelthwait
James Mickelthwait

VP at Kahoot! at work

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Diane Morgan
Diane Morgan

ex-MD at Trilogy

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Lee Weiss
Lee Weiss

SVP at Kaplan

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Dror Ben-Naim
Dror Ben-Naim

Founder, ex-CEO at Smart Sparrow

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Natasha Davidson
Natasha Davidson

ex-EMEA CMO at Coursera, ex-VP at Blackboard

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Mathieu Nebra
Mathieu Nebra

Co-founder, CIO at Openclassrooms

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Michael Horn
Michael Horn

ex-CSO at Entangled Group

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Jonathan Lau
Jonathan Lau

Co-founder, COO at InStride

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Adam Enbar
Adam Enbar

Co-founder and ex-EO at The Flatiron School

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Jessica Appelbaum Wang
Jessica Appelbaum Wang

Senior Vice President at 2U

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David Berger
David Berger

Co-founder, ex-President at Trilogy

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Girish Krishnaswamy
Girish Krishnaswamy

CBO, Learning Services at Chegg

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Mike Damiano
Mike Damiano

ex-VP at Blackboard, Coursera, Studywiz

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Mike Priddis
Mike Priddis

Founder, ex-CEO at Faethm

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Cynthia Stuckey
Cynthia Stuckey

SVP at EZRA Coaching, ex-VP at Degreed, ex-Senior Partner at Korn Ferry

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Greg Miller
Greg Miller

Co-founder, ex-CEO at Faethm

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Cory Eyler
Cory Eyler

ex-GM at ed2go, Cengage Group

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Susan Steele
Susan Steele

CPO at Ebiquity, ex CHRO at Cision

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Alan Tripp
Alan Tripp

Founder, ex-CEO at Inside Track & at Motimatic

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Benedikt Dalkmann
Benedikt Dalkmann

CFO at Bertelsmann Education Group

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Sean Gallagher
Sean Gallagher

Executive Director at Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy

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Piers Lea
Piers Lea

Founder, ex-CEO at LINE communications, CSO at Learning Technologies Group

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Kevin Frey
Kevin Frey

CEO at Generation Unlimited, UNICEF

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Shadee Barkan
Shadee Barkan

ex-SVP Global Partnerships at 2U, ex-CPO at Trilogy

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David Wood
David Wood

Founder, CEO at Jam Pan

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Emal Dusst
Emal Dusst

ex-Chief of Staff & Head of Strategy at Laureate; ex-Board Member at Coursera

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Bertie Hubbard
Bertie Hubbard

Co-founder at MyTutor

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Stephan Bayer
Stephan Bayer

Founder at SofaTutor

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Monica Garcia Junco
Monica Garcia Junco

CDO at Laureate Education

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John Martin
John Martin

ex-CEO at Sanoma

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Shay David
Shay David

Co-founder, CEO at Retrain.ai, Co-founder at Kaltura

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Sergio Abramovich
Sergio Abramovich

ex-VP at Adtalem, ex-SVP at GEMS Education, CEO at Scala Learning

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Christopher Nagle
Christopher Nagle

ex-Director, Holmes Education Group

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Martin Keck
Martin Keck

MD at Harris Williams, ex-MD at Needham & Co

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Gregory Finkelstein
Gregory Finkelstein

ex-COO at Zovio, ex-MD at Wiley, MD at Tyton Partners;

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Sean Newell
Sean Newell

CEO, Interfolio UK

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Shiv Gaglani
Shiv Gaglani

Co-founder, CEO at Osmosis

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Simon Nelson
Simon Nelson

ex-CEO at FutureLearn, ex-Digital Director at North Anglia Education, CEO at QA Higher Education

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Fernando Lau
Fernando Lau

ex-CMO at Adtalem, CRO at Rebello

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Gabriel Bustamente
Gabriel Bustamente

ex-Executive VP of Global Sales and Admissions at 2u

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Prasad Mohare
Prasad Mohare

SVP at Learning Mate

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Emma Lancaster
Emma Lancaster

ex-CEO at StudyGroup

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Enrico Poli
Enrico Poli

Director at Zanichelli Venture

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Nathan Greeno
Nathan Greeno

SVP at 2u & EdX, ex-VP at University of Maryland Global Campus

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Grant Lindsay
Grant Lindsay

ex-Senior Director of Product at Chegg, Senior Director of Product at Udemy

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Mark Rudnick
Mark Rudnick

Vice President, Academic Partnerships at Guild Education

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Rafael Sidi
Rafael Sidi

ex-SVP at Clarivate, ex-SVP & GM at ProQuest, ex-VP at Elsevier

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Nick Mount
Nick Mount

Academic Director at University of Nottingham

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Ahmed Haque
Ahmed Haque

ex-CAO at Trilogy, ex-CPO at Emeritus

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Mehul Patel
Mehul Patel

ex-COO/President at Apollo Global

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Suzana Delanghe
Suzana Delanghe

CRO at OpenClassrooms

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Christopher Hale
Christopher Hale

ex-UK acting CEO, ex-Head of Policy Universities UK

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Norman Atkins
Norman Atkins

Founder, ex-CEO at Uncommon Schools, Co-founder, ex-president at Relay Graduate School of Education, Co-founder and MP at Together Education

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Wayne Houlden
Wayne Houlden

Founder, ex-CEO at Janison

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Nick Petford
Nick Petford

ex-Vice Chancellor at University of Northampton, ex-Pro Vice Chancellor at Bournemouth University

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Tariq Chauhan
Tariq Chauhan

Co-founder, CEO at EFS

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David Maguire
David Maguire

ex-Vice Chancellor at University of Sussex, Dundee, Greenwich & BCU

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Michaël Bijaoui
Michaël Bijaoui

Partner and COO at East Wind Advisors

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Andrey Anishchenko
Andrey Anishchenko

Co-founder @ Skillbox, co-founder @ EBAC

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Ryan O'Mahoney
Ryan O'Mahoney

ex CMO at GetSmarter

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Tamar Elkeles
Tamar Elkeles

ex-CLO at Qualcomm

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Gustaf Nordback
Gustaf Nordback

ex-MD at Rosetta Stone, ex-CEO at DigiExam, and at Headspring

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Stephen Jull
Stephen Jull

Co-Founder GeoGebra, CEO at Epic!

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