Chief Executive Officer
Ed Miller is the CEO of NovoEd. He is a driven leader with over 25 years experience in the software industry, successfully guiding both venture-backed start-ups and mature organizations. P&L management of numerous entities, ranging from pre-revenue to over $350m of annual revenue. Guided multiple companies through their lifecycle, driving revenue and profitability growth and culminating in successful exits. Ed has held CEO or senior executive roles at Blackboard, DataHero, Xythos Software, Xippix, Platinum Technology, SQL Software, and Oracle.
Co-Founder, Chief Technical Officer
Farnaz Ronaghi is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at NovoEd, where she runs product, design and engineering. While she was a PhD Student at Stanford, Farnaz designed and developed a learning platform (Venture Lab) with Professor Amin Sabri, which later became NovoEd.
Farnaz holds a PhD and MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Farnaz’s research focused on incentives and motivators in online learning environments.
Chief Financial Officer
David manages finance, operations, and HR. He currently services as CFO for several startups in the Bay Area and previously was the SVP of Finance at CBS Interactive (formerly CNET).
David joined CNET in its pre-revenue, start-up phase and led the growth and development of its financial and accounting operations as it became a publicly-held company with revenues of approximately $400 million, world-wide operations and more than 2,500 employees. Prior to CNET, David was a controller, accounting manager, and senior auditor for a number of companies including Upright, Inc and KPMG.
David holds a BS in Accounting from California State University-Sacramento.
Bob Cronin is the Vice President of Sales for NovoEd responsible for client thrilling engagements around the globe.
Before joining the NovoEd team Bob was the Co-Founder and former Managing Partner of DQI, a Sales and Decision Training Consulting firm. Bob brings more than 32 years of sales performance consulting, team effectiveness, and coaching execution to his position. In 2003 Bob cofounded DQI Consulting which focused on introducing decision quality to enterprise sales processes.
Before launching DQI Consulting, Bob co-founded of RevenueLab, a Go-To-Market Strategy, training and revenue acceleration consultancy, which was acquired by Onyx in 2000. His background also includes a 13-year career with Achieve Global (formerly Xerox Learning Systems).
VP, Marketing & Customer Experience
Greg is an education technologist and Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience at NovoEd, where he leads marketing, business development, customer success, and learning solutions. Greg and his team have designed, built, and launched over 500 training programs reaching over 1.5 million learners.
Greg also advises startups, software vendors, and investors looking to enter the education space. He serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership High School, the first startup charter school in California. Previously, he worked at NewSchools Venture Fund, Coursera, VMware, and McKinsey & Company.
Greg holds a MA-Ed and MBA from Stanford and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Greg lives in San Francisco and loves traveling, running, and discovering new music.