Chegg Appoints Mitch Spolan as Company's Top Sales Executive Former LivingSocial EVP of Global Retail Joins Chegg as Executive Vice President of Marketing Services
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, The Student Hub, today announced Mitch Spolan has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Marketing Services, a new role that will oversee sales across Chegg's Enrollment Services, Brand Partnerships and Chegg Deals lines of business. Spolan's hiring comes fast on the heels of Chegg's acquisition of student deal platform Campus Special, which has since been rebranded Chegg Deals, which the company believes extends its ability to deliver value and engagement to students on a daily basis.
"Mitch is an exceptional leader and salesperson, who like me was raised by a public school teacher, and comes to us with the same passion for education and students that all of us at Chegg share," said Dan Rosensweig, chairman and CEO of Chegg. "We have very big plans at Chegg, and we couldn't be more thrilled to add Mitch's energy and talent to our team. This is a very exciting time in a rapidly changing market."
Spolan brings more than 17 years of interactive media sales experience and leadership, in roles at LivingSocial and Yahoo!. Most recently, Spolan served as the EVP, Global Retail at LivingSocial where he led the National Sales team and developed and launched LivingSocial Stampede™, LivingSocial Amplifier™, and LivingSocial Coupons to effectively connect consumers directly with clients. Prior to LivingSocial, Spolan served as Vice President, North American Field Sales at Yahoo! where he was responsible for all Fortune 500 advertising revenue for North America.
"I started my professional career as an architect, and I remain a builder at heart," said Spolan. "I'm looking forward to applying all I have learned in 17 years of sales, and sales management, to help build something truly unique in the world: a company that puts students first, and helps them to achieve their own educational and career aspirations. What an opportunity to be a part of delivering a real and lasting social good."
Spolan's first official day at Chegg is May 28. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chegg puts students first and is proud to have saved students and their families more than $450 million in 2013 alone. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg's Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com