Featured Speaker: Paul Bloom of Rouxbe!
Paul brings 18 years experience building consumer and educational software and Internet businesses. Most recently Paul was co-founder and Vice President of Products and Marketing at Avvo, the number 1 lawyer rating website with over 2 million visitors per month. In this role, Paul raised $13 million through two rounds of venture capital funding, conceived and drove the product vision, and led the company’s marketing efforts to both consumers and the legal industry.
Prior to Avvo, Paul served as Senior Director of New Product Marketing at Classmates Online, where he led a team that built and launched several new product lines to Classmates’ 38 million members. Paul also served as Vice President and General Manager at venture-backed Apex Learning, which quickly became the leading provider of online learning courses and services to the K-12 market. Prior to Apex Learning, Paul held several management roles during 7 years at Microsoft, including Group Marketing Manager for its kids educational software group. Paul has also consulted for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education division, as well as several early stage technology companies.
Paul holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Stanford University. An avid hockey fan, Paul lives in Seattle with his wife, son, and twin daughters.