The GW Entrepreneurs Presents: Michael Chasen, Co-Founder of Blackboard

Washington, DC

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Join the GW Entrepreneurs as we welcome Michael Chasen, Co-Founder of Blackboard to our meeting. Mr. Chasen served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2012, as president since 2004 and as a director since their founding in 1997. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Chasen served as president from 1997 to 2001. Before co-founding Blackboard, from 1996 to 1997, Mr. Chasen was a consultant with KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint, Inc.) serving the college and university marketplace. As Blackboard's CEO and co-founder, Mr. Chasen demonstrated vision and leadership, and a deep understanding of operations and business strategy. The Board believes that his dedication to Blackboard as well as his experience and knowledge in the education technology industry made him uniquely qualified to serve on our Board. Mr. Chasen received a BS degree in computer science from American University and an MBA degree from Georgetown University School of Business.