Our Values

Grounded in our values, our team brings a diverse range of experiences and perspectives to the table.

Empathy

At Mursion, we cultivate empathy.

Empathy is at the core of all we do. We make time to communicate and listen before we take action. We make decisions based on reasoned analysis and authentic care for the aspirations of our partners and colleagues.

Paul Egan

Paul Egan

Marketing Manager

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Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Simulation Specialist Manager & Designer

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Sarah French

Sarah French

Director of Simulation

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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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We lead with curiosity to create lightbulb moments.

We are results-oriented innovators who create dynamic solutions to complex problems by encouraging transparency, creativity, and iteration. We are energized by thought-provoking conversations and the diverse perspectives of our partners and peers.

Candace Brown

Candace Brown

Director of People, Culture, and Talent Acquisition

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Amy Parente

Amy Parente

Client Engagement Manager

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I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
Bar

We strive to raise the bar.

We see ourselves as trailblazers in simulation. Our learning theory is grounded in research and we demand empirical evidence before concluding our efforts have been successful. We recognize we live in an imperfect world and we embrace our responsibility to promote shared understanding and elevate humankind.

Toni Bonaccorso

Toni Bonaccorso

Operations Manager

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Rajesh Singh

Rajesh Singh

Sr. Director of Engineering

Eric Berger

Eric Berger

Simulation Specialist

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As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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We have the courage to be human.

We are a fun-loving, driven team of developers, artists, entrepreneurs, operational masterminds, and technologists dedicated to the proposition that learning experiences can be powerful and playful. It is through our humanity that we create better products and learning experiences for our partners.

Genevieve Perdue

Genevieve Perdue

Education Partners Sales Associate

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Connor Hogan

Connor Hogan

Simulation Specialist

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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.

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Mursion Board

We have a talented board of investors and advisors who help us innovate and grow.

Senior Leadership

Our senior management team executes on Mursion’s vision, leading our departments toward success, daily.

  • Mark Atkinson

    Mark Atkinson

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Arjun Nagendran

    Arjun Nagendran

    Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

  • Kimberly Cook

    Kimberly Cook

    Chief Revenue Officer

  • Chris Laidley

    Chris Laidley

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Navneet “Nav” Goel

    Navneet “Nav” Goel

    Chief Product Officer

  • Sara Bokhari

    Sara Bokhari

    Head Of People & Culture

  • Katya Levitan-Reiner

    Katya Levitan-Reiner

    Chief Of Staff

  • Gwen Baker

    Gwen Baker

    Chief Customer Officer

Where We Work

  • We're a CA based company
    headquartered in
    San Francisco

  • 85%

    of our workforce work remotely across the United States

Careers

We believe the essential skills that guide us through conflict and stress can be learned, developed, and perfected. We bring together the best in technology and live human interaction to fulfill our vision of unlocking empathic potential through immersive practice. Each day and every person matters. To join us in our mission, visit our Careers page.

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“Our core value at Mursion is empathy. That doesn't mean we are all highly empathic beings at all times, but it does mean we strive for empathy, which makes for great working relationships. ”

Dr. Carrie Straub, Executive Director of Educational Programs and Research

“I love working with and for an organization whose goal is to help people have more thoughtful, courageous and thus productive conversations. I feel like I'm making a tangible impact on the world and with people. ”

Lorren Cotton, Lead Simulation Specialist

“I admire how passionate everyone is about working at Mursion. I am constantly inspired by their examples, and it is a place where everyone lifts each other up and our uniqueness is celebrated. I've never worked for a company that values authenticity so much, which really aligns with my own core values ”

Jenna Zhu, Simulation Specialist

“At Mursion, we empower people with the courage to be human. I’ve recognized the easiest way to create safe spaces with my colleagues and clients is to demonstrate authenticity and vulnerability myself. It can be scary to shed the shield of artifice and baseless niceties for truth, but there are few experiences more rewarding than truly connecting with those around you. ”

Elise Barberis, Lead Simulation Specialist

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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
Gwen leads the Client Success team. In this role she leverages her experience in learning science, client service, strategy, technology, entrepreneurship, and operations developed over her career. Prior to joining Mursion, Gwen was Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Bellwether Education Partners, a dual role that focused on the firm's operations and serving clients in the strategic advising practice. Before that, she founded and led CoreSpring, a B2B technology designed to enable authoring of digital assessment items.

Gwen has had roles at NewSchools Venture Fund, New Visions for Public Schools, and Teachscape and she began her career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Gwen is a graduate of Ithaca College and Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she was a fellow at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) where she studied the use of technology and simulation to improve learning outcomes. Two of her favorite simulation projects involved the creation of tools to practice consultative selling and the investigation of the social conditions leading up to the French Revolution.