Jonathan Finkelstein | Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Credly
Current Position and Past Experience
Jonathan Finkelstein is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Credly. Finkelstein also serves as an Advisor for LearningTimes, which he founded in 2002. Earlier in Finkelstein’s career, he served as the Senior Vice President of HorizonLive (now known as Blackboard), which he co-founded in 2002. He also spent three years as the Director of BadgeOS.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Finkelstein earned his B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.
Finkelstein has also earned a number of certifications and badges over the course of his career. He holds a Thought Leader distinction from EDUCAUSE, for whom he leads online programs on developing digital credentialing systems. Finkelstein also co-authored a report for the US Department of Education on the value of digital badges for adults, and also authored the book Learning in Real Time (Wiley).
Finkelstein, as Credly’s founder, won the Best Application Service Provider Website award from the Web Marketing Association in 2014.