Leadership

Instride’s visionary leadership team is developing a new category to move people and businesses forward with Strategic Enterprise EducationTM.

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Vivek Sharma

Vivek Sharma has extensive experience building and growing profitable businesses through the application of digital technology, with roles spanning CEO & Founder, eCommerce and product leader, Fortune 500 board director, data science professor and strategy consultant.

Chief Learner Officer & Co-Founder

Jonathan Lau

Jonathan Lau brings years of experience at leading technology, education, consulting and investment firms, along with a passion for building purposeful and sustainable organizations.

Chief Customer Officer

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn is an accomplished sales leader with more than 15 years of experience at venture-backed startups, global technology companies and in public service.

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is an experienced finance and operations leader with more than 15 years of experience and a track record of helping technology companies establish the infrastructure and processes required to scale and accelerate growth.

General Counsel

Betsy Tucci

Betsy Tucci is a seasoned legal counsel with a passion for digital innovation and complex transacting. She oversees all legal affairs for InStride.

Chief Technology Officer

Tarun Malhotra

Tarun Malhotra leads the end-to-end strategy and execution of the technology, applications, infrastructure and operations that power InStride’s offerings.

Senior Vice President, Brand Communications

John James Nicoletti

John James Nicoletti has a 30-plus year background in communications, public affairs and issues management with extensive experience in sports and entertainment, local government and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Senior Vice President, Academic Partnerships

Michelle Westfort

Michelle Westfort brings more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education programs and partnerships to InStride. 

VP of Talent & Chief of Staff

Brian MacDougall

Brian MacDougall has over a decade of experience building and leading high-performing teams, driving organizational performance and delivering on business and financial goals for technology, media and entertainment organizations.

Board of Directors

Chair, Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy

Managing Partner, TPG Growth

University Dean for Educational Initiatives and CEO, EdPlus at ASU

Partner, TPG Rise Fund

Managing Partner, HighRize LLC

CEO & Founder, InStride

Advisory Board Members

Former Chair & CEO, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Former CEO, Citibank, N.A.

Former President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Former Chair & CEO, Regal Entertainment Group

Former Chair and CEO of The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Former COO of The Walt Disney Company