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Wendy Colby

Global Operations, Learning & Innovation, Laureate International Universities
Unit Vice President, Global Strategic Product Management & Innovation
Chicago, IL
Wendy is an innovative, results-oriented business executive with more than 20 years of success in leading e-learning and enterprise education technology businesses, scaling high-volume digital delivery and bringing compelling products to global markets. At Laureate, Wendy is responsible for leading the product management, development and innovation efforts for a suite of online global campus solutions including OneCampus® by Laureate, OneFaculty® by Laureate, OneFolio® by Laureate. She and her team also steward the advancement of enterprise technologies and innovations, working in collaboration with our network of institutions, to bring value and differentiation to students and faculty around the globe.  Prior to Laureate, Wendy served as the Chief Marketing and Products Officer for an innovation arm at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) – leading the digital product innovation efforts for a series of startup companies to help extend CMU’s market leadership worldwide. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Products and Innovation at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), steering the development of all commercial digital product and technology efforts to strengthen and improve learning experiences and outcomes for the company’s network of K12 and higher education schools throughout the world. She also served as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Thomson Reuter’s corporate learning and higher education division, launching a series of online workforce development, MBA, and career-ready programs She started her education career at Silicon Valley-based DigitalThink, one of the pioneers in the online learning movement. Wendy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco.