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Nicholas Kouwenhoven


President and Chief Operating Officer

For the past 20 years, Nick has held leadership roles in highly entrepreneurial K-12 and post-secondary education businesses. In 1996, he transitioned from advertising into education at Sylvan Prometric, the world’s second largest secure testing network. From there, he defined and piloted an early childhood literacy business for Educate, Inc. Subsequently joining Sylvan Learning Systems to lead strategy and operations including running Sylvan’s $80M Math and College Prep business. In 2013, he co-founded and served as COO of BridgeEdU, a start-up redefining the first year of college for at risk students delivering a proprietary suite of 360-degree support and services. For the past year, Nick lead the development and launch of a new enterprise LMS for Pearson’s Connections Academy. Nick joined vibeffect on March 15, 2018.

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