Former Vox Media Executive Joins Brainly as Senior Director of Sales Operations
World’s Largest Online Learning Network Bolsters Operations Team to Support Commercial Partners
Brainly, the world’s largest online learning community for students, parents and teachers, has appointed William Won as Senior Director of Sales Operations. Won will be responsible for scaling and managing operations, driving direct and programmatic revenue growth, optimizing advertising inventory on the platform, as well as developing and managing the Company’s Educational Product Marketplace.
“As our knowledge sharing community surpasses 150 million users worldwide and 15 million in US alone, it is more important than ever to ensure that current and prospective commercial partners are able to reach students, teachers, parents and experts through the most innovative and impactful channels,” said Michał Borkowski, CEO of Brainly. “William brings a strong understanding of advertising strategy that will transform the opportunities and options available for our partners through our Educational Product Marketplace.”
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Won comes from Vox Media, where he served as the Director of Revenue and Business Development, with a strong focus on driving growth in new and emerging businesses, such as Vox’s Concert marketplace, a one-stop publisher-led advertising solution. Prior to that, Won held positions in revenue strategy and audience data monetization at leading business magazines and media companies like Fast Company, Inc. and Hearst Digital Media.
“Brainly’s crowd learning model offers education partners and brand marketers a tremendous opportunity to connect with students, parents, and the educational peer-to-peer community,” said William Won, Senior Director of Sales Operations at Brainly. “It will be my focus to create comprehensive advertising solutions that foster strong relationships with our partners and drive revenue growth for the business.”
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Won also volunteers for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization that prepares low-income high school students for college, and has spent time with the Rutgers’ Future Scholars program, which helps economically disadvantaged, yet academically promising middle school students prepare for college.
Students use Brainly to strengthen their skills across core subjects such as math, history, science, and social studies. The peer-to-peer platform allows them to connect with their peers, subject matter experts, and professional educators to discuss their subjects and seek answers to tricky questions.
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