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

Maurice Heiblum

Maurice Heiblum

Senior Vice President, Higher Education, Corporate and Government Markets

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

         

Product Development

Gary Lang

Gary Lang

Senior Vice President, Product Development, Support and Cloud Services

Product & Industry Management

Mark Strassman

Mark Strassman

Senior Vice President, Industry and Product Management

Professional Services

Katie Blot

Katie Blot

Senior Vice President, Education Services

Finance

Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Human Resources

Denise Haselhorst

Denise Haselhorst

Senior Vice President,
Human Resources

Legal

Michael Bisignano

Michael Bisignano

Senior Vice President
General Counsel, Secretary

Marketing

Tracey Stout

Tracey Stout

Senior Vice President, Marketing