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Gene Wade

Gene Wade

Founder and CEO

UniversityNow, Inc.

Education Entrepreneur

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UniversityNow, Inc.

Founder and CEO

UniversityNow mission is to help ensure that affordable, high quality post-secondary education is available to people everywhere. UniversityNow is the parent company of two affordable, accredited US universities, New Charter University and Patten University. Through its College Works Initiative, UniversityNow is working with employers and civic leaders to make college free for working adults.

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Platform Learning Inc

Co-founder & CEO

Platform provided tutoring services to low-income students under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Since its inception in March 2003, Platform has tutored over 50,000 low-income students in over 500 failing school throughout the USA. Led growth from 4-person startup to over 250 full-time employees, 3,000 part-time employees.

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Edison Schools

Executive Vice President

Managed teams of Edison executives in establishing new Edison Schools. Led Edison's efforts in connection with state takeover of the School District of Philadelphia, including crafting turnaround plan and takeover strategy for Pennsylvania Governors Ridge and Schweiker. Led Edison's efforts to secure successfully contract to manage 20 Philadelphia schools serving over 13,000 students.

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LearnNow Inc

Co-founder & CEO

LearnNow was an education management company headquartered in New York City that managed public schools serving students from low-income communities. Grew company from 2 person startup to over 375 employees. When it announced its sale to Edison Schools, LearnNow had 10 schools in four states serving approximately 6,000 students.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Associate Attorney

Commercial and bankruptcy attorney

Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn

Associate Attorney

Commercial and bankruptcy attorney

the Efficacy Institute

Consultant and Curriculum Writer

Non-profit focused on improving academic outcomes in low performing schools

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

MBA, Entrepreneurship

Harvard Law School

JD, Law

Morehouse College

BA, Political Science

Boston Latin School

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