Ben Boyd currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of USATestprep, a learning platform that engages and challenges students of all levels. Easy-to-use data helps teachers gauge where students are struggling and where they’re succeeding. More than 6,000 schools and 100,000 educators look to their state-aligned resources to assess, engage, and move students to the next level — all in one place.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Boyd served as the CTO of Avaaz, an online platform for internet organizing with a strong social mission. The community campaigns in 17 languages, allowing thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. Mr. Boyd also spent more than six years at Discovery Communications, where he worked as both a web and mobile developer. He has experience establishing new cross-functional workflows and reporting structures to optimize use of existing technologies and processes for a newly restructured digital organization and has hired talent to fill a variety of roles in the engineering, product, and project management organizations. Mr. Boyd holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia in Computer Science and Political Science.