Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt

President and CEO

Jay Bhatt is the president and chief executive officer at Blackboard, where he couples his professional experience with a strong passion for education. Jay works to position the company to higher education institutions, K-12 districts and professional education organizations around the world as a strategic partner that is helping to transform the educational experience through technology and innovative ideas.

Jay has a deep background in building and growing software and technology companies, spanning early-stage, privately held businesses to more mature public corporations. He is also a former teacher with a passion for Blackboard’s mission of building a better educational experience for everyone.

Before joining Blackboard in 2012, Jay served as president and chief executive officer at Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS). Prior to his role at Progress, he was the senior vice president of the global architecture, engineering and construction solutions division at Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK). In this role, Jay oversaw software development, marketing, product management, product design, business development and finance, and human resources.

Jay joined Autodesk through the acquisition of Buzzsaw.com, a privately held, cloud-based software company, where he was chief financial officer and senior vice president of business development. Before Buzzsaw.com, Jay worked as an investment banker and transactional attorney.

Jay holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Higher Education

Mark Gruzin<

Mark Gruzin

Senior Vice President, North America Higher Education, Corporate And Government

David Marr

David Marr

Senior Vice President, Blackboard Transact

K-12

Mark Belles

Mark Belles

Senior Vice President, K-12

International

Matthew Small

Matthew Small

Senior Vice President and
Managing Director, International

         

Products

Mark Strassman

Mark Strassman

Senior Vice President, Industry and Product Management

Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Katie Blot

Katie Blot

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Finance

Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Human Resources

Denise Haselhorst

Denise Haselhorst

Senior Vice President,
Human Resources

Marketing

Tracey Stout

Tracey Stout

Senior Vice President, Marketing