E. Rogers Novak, Jr.


E. Rogers Novak, Jr. has served as a member of the Board of Directors since November 2012. Mr. Novak is a founder and has been a managing member of Novak Biddle Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund focused on investment opportunities in education, security, big data analytics and business-to-business-to-consumer businesses, since 1996. Mr. Novak formerly served as Lead Director of Blackboard Inc., which was acquired by Providence Equity Partners. Mr. Novak currently serves on several private company boards. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for Kenyon College where he was a member of the Budget, Financial and Audit Committee and the Student Affairs Committee. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Novak held a seat on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association and was their Treasurer and a member of their Executive Committee from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Novak’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his significant prior experience as a director, especially in the education technology sector.