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  • Jay Bhatt
    Jay Bhatt is president, chief executive officer and a board member of Blackboard Inc., a global leader in technology and services that help to make education more immediate, direct, and personalized for learners everywhere. Jay is a former teacher with a passion for Blackboard's mission of "everyone educated."

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  • Katie Blot
    Katie leads Blackboard’s Education Services business, which provides consulting, hosting and student services to organizations around the world empowering them to envision, prepare for and realize the future of education. In this capacity, Katie guides a team of over 1000 people to generate new market opportunities, build organizational capacity and drive operational excellence.

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  • Mark Strassman
    Mark Strassman is senior vice president of industry and product management for Blackboard. Mark oversees the company's product and integrated portfolio strategy and roadmap to make sure that Blackboard continues to build solutions that delight educators and their students.

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  • Jon Kolko
    Jon Kolko is Vice President of Product, Innovation, and Design at MyEdu, and the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design. His work focuses on bringing the power of design to social enterprises, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and large-scale industry disruption. He has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 clients, and he's most interested in humanizing educational technology.

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  • Mark Belles
    Mark Belles is senior vice president of K-12 at Blackboard Inc. He leads the combined K-12 sales, marketing, and customer care organizations across the company. Mark earned his BA in mathematics and economics at St. Olaf College, and also studied at Cambridge University and University of Lancaster in the UK. He is married with two children and resides in the District of Columbia.

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  • Matthew Small
    Matthew Small is president, International for Blackboard. In this capacity, Matt is responsible for sales, marketing and operations to support the company's global growth outside North America. Matt also leads the company's corporate and business development functions.

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  • Maurice Heiblum
    As senior vice president of Blackboard’s higher education, corporate and government markets, Maurice provides the leadership for generating new opportunities, driving sales, and developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for those markets in North America.

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