Former Microsoft Finance Executive Joins GoGuardian as Chief Financial Officer
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2019--GoGuardian, a leading education technology SaaS provider, announced today that Mike Jonas has joined its executive team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Jonas brings GoGuardian more than 20 years of finance and corporate growth experience, most recently serving as the CFO of ThriftBooks, one of the largest online sellers of used books in the world, selling over 20 million books a year. Prior to that position, Mr. Jonas was at Microsoft for 14 years where he held various senior financial and operational roles across the company in corporate finance and Microsoft Office and Bing business units.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to GoGuardian,” said Advait Shinde, CEO and co-founder of GoGuardian. “He has an incredible track record in guiding and scaling SaaS businesses. Mike’s unique instincts for identifying and managing high-performing and smart growth opportunities will be extremely valuable for GoGuardian as we continue to expand our product and customer portfolio, offering solutions that put student academic success and well-being at the center of everything we do.”
As CFO at GoGuardian, Mr. Jonas will be responsible for ensuring the finance organization effectively supports the company as it continues to drive growth and expansion in the K-12 market with educational software tools that power safe and better online learning regardless of the device, location, or network structure.
“Having worked at Microsoft I know how technology can positively impact lives, and as a father of three children I am excited to be a part of GoGuardian’s mission to transform the internet into the next generation learning platform,” said Mike Jonas, chief financial officer at GoGuardian. “Today we help schools provide a better and safer learning environment for more than five million students in the U.S. and my objective is to help GoGuardian build on its current success as the fastest growing edtech company in the U.S. by expanding our business here and internationally so that we can help more students and more schools.”
Mr. Jonas holds a Master of Business, Finance from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the same alma mater.
GoGuardian, the fastest-growing education company in the U.S., helps thousands of K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student. Its products help educators identify learning patterns, protect students from harmful and distracting content, and support mental health. With GoGuardian, educators can seamlessly connect students with engaging resources, manage instruction, and receive actionable insight into students’ individual learning needs.
Learn more about GoGuardian’s industry-defining analytics, student engagement, and self-harm prevention products at www.goguardian.com.
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