San Francisco-based global learning platform Quizlet has appointed Shannon Brayton to its board of directors and has appointed a chief marketing officer, Brad Ramsey.

Brayton has more than 25 years’ leadership experience at some of the major internet brands and was previously chief marketing officer at LinkedIn. Before that she worked in marketing and communications at OpenTable, eBay, Yahoo! and Intuit where she handled some high-profile M&A and IPO filings in the tech sector. She is currently a board member of Vidyard and Relativity, and is an active angel investor.

Quizlet’s first chief marketing officer, Brad Ramsey, has more than 20 years of marketing experience and was previously vice-president of global marketing at Twitter. Before that, he ran marketing projects for Facebook in North America and Asia-Pacific, and prior to that managed global consumer marketing at Google, and held positions at eBay and Yahoo!

Matthew Glotzbach, chief executive of Quizlet, said: “We’re so excited to welcome Shannon and Brad, as veteran tech executives and experts in their fields. They bring decades of leadership in key areas for our team, including integrated product marketing and communications, brand development and global user acquisition. They are already helping shape and define our future strategy, particularly as Quizlet sees increased demand across our top markets.”

Quizlet is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and General Atlantic.

Date published: 13 August 2020

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