Josh Jarrett

SVP, Strategy


Josh Jarrett is an experienced innovator and executer at the intersection of higher education and employment.He has built products, programs and relationships that have helped hundreds of thousands of people successfully earn degrees and secure meaningful work.Josh is the Executive Chair of the SkillUp Coalition, a nonprofit effort to help millions of frontline workers displaced by COVID-19 get re-skilled and re-employed in high-growth industries. Previously, Josh served as Strategic Advisor at RMIT University and co-founded two companies in the education-to-employment space: InStride, a network of universities and corporations providing career-boosting degrees and credentials to employees, and Koru, an industry-leading predictive hiring solution enabling Fortune500 clients diversify their campus hiring. Josh was also a founder of the higher education program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He led the innovation portfolio of investments, including learning analytics, interactive courseware, online/blended learning and competency-based learning. Earlier in his career, Josh served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Product Manager at Enkata Technologies and business planning consultant for the National Park Service.Josh serves on the board of the NROC Project and on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and he holds a graduate degree in business from Harvard Business School.