Board of Directors
Chok Leang Ooi
Chok is the CEO of Kenzie Academy. Kenzie Academy is an Indianapolis-based college alternative providing job focused technology training to Middle America. Chok is also Chairman of Agility.io, an Andela for Southeast Asia that trains and places developers on projects with US tech firms such as Google, NerdWallet and Meetup.com. Prior to this, Chok built trading systems for top investment banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Bank of America. Chok also worked for Silicon Valley startup Loopt and was previously CTO of AZAP Mobile and Head of Web and Mobile Solutions at Selerity.
Best known for founding Travelocity.com and serving as founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous speaking engagements and the publication of his books, ON Innovation and Disruption OFF. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world. A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Travelocity.com. Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales. He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at Kayak.com, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased. He served as Chairman of the company from its founding until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion dollars in 2013. Today he is the managing principal of ON Inc. a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. He has served on over 17 boards and currently serves on the boards of Boingo, Sonicwall, Kinzie Academy, Crytica and Camping and Education Foundation. Terry is the author of the best selling books, ON Innovationa and Disruption OFF, and is the holder of several patents.
Doug is the Co-Founder and CEO of RippleWorks, a nonprofit that accelerates the growth of high-growth social ventures by connecting them with leading expertise to solve their most immediate scaling challenge. Doug teaches Startup Garage at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Doug served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shopkick, a mobile app startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Greylock that successfully sold to a Fortune 50 company, SVP of business and corporate development at Shutterfly where he helped grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million and a successful IPO, VP and GM of new ventures for eBay where he helped create eight new business units with revenues of $500 million and was employee #3 and Vice President of Sales and Business Development for E-LOAN which had a successful IPO.
Matt is Managing Partner of ReThink Education, a venture capital firm whose exits include 2U (TWOU), Pluralsight (PS), and General Assembly. His non-profit affiliations include the boards of Southern New Hampshire University, the nation’s largest online college, and Mouse.org.
Matt received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from Yale University, and he has taught at Bowdoin College, the City University of New York, and Columbia University.