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Nov 3, 2020 | Lenny Vairo, Successful Placements

Ascend Learning Names Former Care.com Exec to GM, Healthcare Ventures

Ascend Learning, a leading provider of online educational content, software and analytics serving students, educational institutions and employers, has appointed Scott Healy to General Manager, Healthcare Ventures.

Scott brings to Ascend Learning more than twenty-five years of experience in general management, marketing, business development, and product management. He is an entrepreneurial leader with a passion for building and scaling innovative businesses that disrupt established industries. Scott has been an executive at five Boston-area venture-backed companies, with one IPO and four exits via acquisition.

Most recently, Scott served as EVP & General Manager – Growth Businesses for Care.com. Scott helped build Care.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for care services, from shortly after the company’s founding through its January 2014 IPO. In addition to Care.com’s consumer marketplace business in the U.S., he has also led the company’s international expansion and diversification into new B2B lines of business, both organically and through acquisition. He launched the company’s B2B offerings, including Care@Work (formerly Workplace Solutions) in 2011. In addition to Care.com, Scott has been an entrepreneur in residence at venture capital firm Matrix Partners, and has held senior leadership roles at licensed product manufacturer OYO Sports (restructuring and sale), online purchasing marketplace BuyerZone (acquired by Reed Elsevier), digital marketing services provider e-Dialog (acquired by GSI Commerce, then eBay), and customer analytics software company DataSage (acquired by Vignette, now part of OpenText).  Earlier in his career, Scott worked as a brand manager at Unilever and as a consultant at strategy consulting firm Monitor Group.

Scott is active in youth sports and advising entrepreneurs and early stage companies. He holds a B.A. with Honors from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

ON Partners consultant Lenny Vairo is proud to have partnered with Ascend Learning and Scott Healy on this successful placement.



Ascend Learning is a leading provider of online educational content, software and analytics serving students, educational institutions and employers. With products that span the learning continuum, Ascend Learning focuses on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. Ascend Learning products, from testing to certification, are used by frontline healthcare workers, physicians, emergency medical professionals, nurses, certified personal trainers, financial advisors, skilled trades professionals and insurance brokers all along the learning continuum from student through the lifetime career professional. ATI Nursing Education, an Ascend Learning business, uses progressive data analytics and compelling content to help nursing students master core curriculum, develop into a practice-ready nurse, and succeed on the NCLEX. Learn more at www.ascendlearning.com.



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