BSG Team Ventures is proud to announce the successful recruitment of Chuck Kleiner as a new addition to the marketing team at InsideTrack. With over 25 years of experience selling into the education market, and comprehensive knowledge of the US and global education markets, he will be serving as the Senior Vice President of Program Development for the company.
Prior to Inside Track, Kleiner spent a combined 10 years at Smarthinking and then at Pearson North America after the online tutorial system was acquired by Pearson. Kleiner built the Smarthinking business nationally and internationally and assisted in its acquisition, after which he continued to lead the unit’s sales and marketing efforts while integrating it into the larger Pearson organization. He held the position of Vice President of Readiness and Retention.
Kleiner earned his BA in English from Hiram College and his Ed.D. in Computer Education, Curriculum & Instruction from Alliant International University-San Diego Scripps Ranch.
InsideTrack provides coaching program, analytics, technology and management consulting services to many types of educational institutions including public and private universities, community colleges, and distance education programs. Found in 2001 by Alan Trip (who also founded SCORE! Education Centers), InsideTrack is based in San Francisco, California, with additional offices operations in Portland, Oregon, and Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2013, InsideTrack was named as one of the 10 most innovative companies in education by Fast Company magazine.
About BSG Team Ventures Education Practice
For almost two decades BSG Team Ventures has been an active participant in the growth of the Education industry, with a track record that includes more than 250 senior-level searches for companies big and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, at the VP level and above. Many have been with private equity partners.
Its industry expertise comprises the full spectrum of education markets–K-12, postsecondary, corporate, and consumer–and products and services that include distance learning, SES and EMO, administrative and curricular technology solutions, assessment, teacher professional development, for-profit college education, and corporate training. Clients have gone public, merged, been acquired, raised and invested capital, grown through acquisition, and, with most, thrived under strong leadership.
BSG’s commitment to the industry also goes beyond executive search. As sponsor and panelist for such industry events as the GSV Summit, Capital Roundtable’s Private Equity Investing in For-Profit Education Companies; APSCU’s Education Industry Finance and Investment Institute and Senior Executive Management Seminar; and the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit, BSG has remained persistent in its belief that competence as a service provider begins with knowledge of an industry’s people, companies, niches, and trends.