Mursion Values

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.

We lead with curiosity.

  • Curiosity creates 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.

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.

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.

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.

Careers Page
“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.