Former Millennial Media executive joins StraighterLine management team
Baltimore, 25 March – StraighterLine today announced it has appointed Kerry Nagle as Chief Operating Officer. Nagle had been at Millennial Media for 7 years starting as an early stage employee and then holding several leadership positions, most recently as SVP of International Corporate Development, and will now take on the chief operating role at StraighterLine effective March 23.
“Kerry is a proven manager and has helped companies scale from dozens to hundreds of employees,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. “Her experience is perfect for StraighterLine today.” “I am excited to join such an industry changing company with a substantial opportunity, and I am eager to help accelerate StraighterLine’s position as the market leader,” said Nagle. “I am grateful to join a world class team of education visionaries.” Nagle will bring deep operational knowledge and proven ability in the growth of startups to StraighterLine. She served as SVP of International Corporate Development at Millennial Media, from June 2012 through June 2014. Prior to that, Nagle served as the VP of Corporate Intelligence, VP of Published Services, and VP of Operations. Prior to joining Millennial Media in 2007, she worked for AOL (Advertising.com). About StraighterLine StraighterLine solves the number one issue facing students today – the skyrocketing cost of college – with low-cost, high quality online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $99 a month college course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save up to 60 percent on the total cost of a degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year. StraighterLine takes the worry out of transfer with a College Savings Network of accredited colleges that guarantee credit acceptance of StraighterLine courses. Having been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.