Jenny Zhao, GoGuardian
Jenny Zhao

Los Angeles-based ed tech company GoGuardian has appointed Jenny Zhao as chief technology officer to lead the teams responsible for building the company’s digital learning solutions.

Zhao was previously senior director of engineering at Google. She began her career at computer graphics firm Silicon Graphics, where she led advanced simulation middleware solutions for clients including the US Air Force and Disneyland and managed global teams across regions, building solutions in Google Pay, Search, and Maps.

Zhao also helped launch a Chinese-American bilingual school in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002.

Advait Shinde, co-founder and chief executive of GoGuardian, said: “Jenny believes deeply in the mission of GoGuardian and shares our passion for building effective learning solutions that advance educational outcomes. Jenny’s incredible track record of leading people-centred, high-performing engineering teams and driving change at the world’s most successful companies is a perfect fit for GoGuardian at a transformative time for our company.”

Zhao said: “My heart has always been in education because of the endless joy I experience when I see a student inspired to keep learning more. As CTO at GoGuardian, I will be able to reignite my passion for utilising technology to lead mission-driven work through education. There has never been a more important time to use the power of technology to help students learn and thrive in education. The GoGuardian team is revolutionising the way technology helps solve the challenges of today and for years to come.”

GoGuardian announced a $200 million investment from Tiger Global Management in August.

Date published: 15 December 2021

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