Courtney has focused her career on using innovation to enable prosperity for young people regardless of background. With 15 years of experience in strategy, finance, and operations, she brings a systemic orientation to creating opportunity for learners to thrive.
Prior to co-founding Skillsline, Courtney led market development efforts for Chicago-based nonprofit LEAP Innovations, expanding the reach of its research-backed personalized learning tools to schools across the country.
Simultaneously since 2015, Courtney has led K-12 programming for the annual education innovation-focused ASU+GSV Summit, and founded the Summit’s Leading Educator Scholarship Program, enabling the attendance of thousands of innovative school and district leaders.
Courtney spent the first decade of her career in advisory services: first in management consulting at Bain & Co. and then in investment banking at Credit Suisse, followed by GSV Advisors. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Financial Management and a BA in Anthropology.