Tom leads growth at Khan Academy. All he dreams about is getting more people learning for free on Khan Academy's website and apps. Tom has been at Khan for almost three years as the non-profit has grown from 6 million to 36 million users. He started hacking growth by sending hundreds of millions of reactivation emails in his first year, and is now trying to lead growth and execute other product initiatives for the online learning website. Tom thinks he has the best job in the world. Or, if not, at least Top 3.
Previous to falling in love with Khan Academy, Tom has been an investor with the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and LeapFrog Investments, a consultant at McKinsey, had a brief stint at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet in Australia, and has an MBA from UC Berkeley. He is also on the board of the East Bay Innovation Academy. In a few years Tom plans to open a chain of innovative schools back home in sunny Australia, inspired by the independent/charter school sector he's worked with here in the US.
Tom grew up in rural, remote Australia, and is the youngest of seven in a patchwork family that has given him 15 ~sweet nieces and nephews and three million laughs. He is happy to dispense words that might look like wisdom based on what he and others have learned in Khan Academy's bumpy fun journey.
You can follow Tom on Twitter: @thomaspryor
He will be live on Jan 26th from 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.