Chegg CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year
Award Recognizes Innovative and Determined Leadership
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TechAmerica, the leading U.S.
technology association, is pleased to announce that Dan Rosensweig, President
and CEO of Chegg is being honored with the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award
for his work in changing the landscape of education technology. Dan will be
honored at the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards,
November 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, CA.
Every year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award is bestowed on an individual
that incorporates the type of innovative and determined leadership that has
helped make the U.S. technology community the global leader.
"Education technology is one of the fastest growing areas of technology and
Dan has been leading the way. His leadership has helped transform the way
students access educational materials and made learning an anywhere, anytime
activity," said Shawn Osborne, President and CEO of TechAmerica. "Dan is
joining an elite club and we welcome him."
Since joining Chegg in 2010, Dan has taken the company from a book rental site
to being the leading connected learning platform.
Dan brings successful, high-growth consumer business experience to Chegg
having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero and
Chief Operating Officer at Yahoo!. Dan was responsible for product
development, marketing, international operations and North American
operations. Prior to Yahoo!, Dan also served as President of ZDNet where he
managed the successful merger with CNET.
Dan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hobart
College in Geneva, New York. He sits on the Advisory Board of the non-profit
DonorsChoose.org, contributes as member of the Executives in Residence program
at Columbia University and resides on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems,
Inc., and Katalyst Media, Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's leading social
This year's David Packard Medal of Achievement Award winner is Lowell McAdam,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Verizon.
For additional information on the awards, please click here.
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