David Blake

David Blake

CEO

Degreed

David Blake believes that learning is too important to stay the way it is and has spent his career innovating in higher education and lifelong learning.David is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Degreed. Individuals and organizations use Degreed’s platform to discover an answer for all of their learning and skills.Prior to Degreed, he helped launch a competency-based, accredited university and was a founding team member at Zinch (acquired by Chegg NASDQ: CHGG). David was selected as a Top EdTech Entrepreneur by the Stanford d.School EdTech Lab, sponsored by Teach For America and NewSchools Venture Fund. David also founded Learn In, recently acquired by Degreed, as well as BookClub.He is the co-author of the book, The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed and has been published in the Business Insider, Techcrunch, Getting Smart, and Huffington Post. He has spoken around the world on the topic of the future of learning, including at the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, Close It: Skills Gap, Future of Learning and Working, EdTech Europe, Next Generation Learning: Europe, Work 2.0: Australia and at TEDx.