OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin®, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that Bobby Wilson, most recently the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Hobsons, is joining Turnitin as chief financial officer. Bobby will oversee the financial planning, strategy and reporting for Turnitin as it expands in both the United States and Canada as well as internationally.
"Bobby is one of the most accomplished and respected leaders in the edtech business and we're delighted to have him join our leadership team," said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. "Bobby has a passion for education, experience leading large, international businesses and a strong vision of how technology can help institutions improve student outcomes."
Bobby Wilson joins Turnitin from Hobsons, the education software and services company, where he served as CFO and COO from 2012 to early 2015. Prior to Hobsons, he spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, including finance lead for several businesses. Earlier in his career, Bobby held positions at Ford Motor Company and NASA. He has lived and worked throughout the U.S., including New York, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio, and also worked overseas for several years in Zurich and London.
Bobby will be based on Oakland, CA and report to Turnitin CEO Chris Caren.
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.