Ed Tech Moves
Clever Taps Trish Sparks as New CEO to Lead 'Next Phase' of Innovation, Global Expansion
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Digital learning platform Clever has a new CEO starting May 1, parent company Kahoot announced today.
Trish Sparks, head of Clever's sales and customer success, will take the helm from Tyler Bosmeny, who co-founded Clever a decade ago; Bosmeny will continue as a board member and strategic advisor, the company said.
During Bosmeny’s tenure, Clever has grown to serve more than 65% of K–12 schools in the United States with its single sign-on portal integrated with over 600 ed tech apps and platforms, earning it a 7th-place ranking on LearnPlatform’s latest Ed Tech Top 40 report on public schools’ most-used digital learning solutions.
“Trish not only brings her demonstrated track record at Clever to the C-suite, but she’s also had an accomplished career at some of the most innovative global companies like LinkedIn and DemandBase,” said Kahoot CEO Eilert Hanoa. “Trish is the ideal leader to drive maximum impact and innovation; and her international experience as well as her early background as a public school teacher will be an advantage as the company expands globally this year.”
Bosmeny said he was happy to be “passing the baton” to his close partner in building Clever.
“Trish is the whole package — a former K–12 teacher with a deep connection to the exact problem Clever solves and a proven executive with experience scaling global, high-growth companies,” he said.
Sparks, a North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholar, began her career as a middle school teacher in Wake County Public Schools in the Raleigh-Durham area.
“I am thrilled to take on this new role, building on a decade of Tyler’s exceptional leadership and vision,” said Sparks. “In our next phase of growth, I am excited to foster a culture of innovation, growing Clever’s business domestically and in international markets.”
Learn more at Clever.com.
Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
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