Jeff Buening is a technology executive and entrepreneur with broad industry experience across Media and Education. As the COO of Outlier.org, Jeff leads the company in its mission of building a more accessible, equitable, and affordable future for higher education - overseeing Finance, Operations, Customer Success, & Partnerships. Prior to Outlier.org, Jeff was a founding executive at brightwheel, where he joined pre-product launch and grew the company to 120+ FTEs, tens of millions in annual recurring revenue, and thousands of preschool and childcare customers across the globe. He also spent several years at Chegg (pre and post IPO) in GM and business development roles, leading multiple strategic partnerships and acquisitions and launching a new business unit in student career services.
Jeff spent his early career at NBC Universal in a variety of finance, strategy, and business development roles and was a pre-launch member of the Hulu venture team and later assisted in Hulu’s product and international expansion efforts.
Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a 4-year letterman in football and co-founder of a national charity organization serving underprivileged youth. He currently resides in California with his wife and two sons.