As founding CEO for AVENU Learning, Jade brings deep expertise creating, building and marketing businesses in education for startups and Fortune 500s while deftly managing the market complexities of consumer-based online education. She built her career in collegiate, educational retailing and technology and rose to C-level leadership roles in product and operations for Barnes & Noble and Sagence Learning, among others. At Barnes & Noble Education and Higher Ed Partners, Jade led the development of consumer learning business strategies, digital content, contract negotiations, and international program management, while as CEO of Sagence Learning she managed the sale of its publishing business and educational technology services. Jade frequently speaks at leading industry events on the transformation of higher education and serves as an advisor for leading educational institutions and organizations. She earned a Bachelor’s from Bennington College and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.