CHICAGO, Illinois – November 17, 2015 – WyzAnt, the leading online marketplace for private tutors, has expanded its leadership team in Chicago, bringing on two seasoned leaders with extensive experience. The company has appointed Mandy Pekin, former Vice President of Marketing at GrubHub, as Chief Marketing Officer, and Ivan Moscoso, former Senior Director of Engineering at Groupon, as Vice President of Engineering.
Ivan has 18 years of experience in software development, working in both enterprise and startup environments. Ivan joined Groupon in 2009, and was responsible for hiring and leading teams through an unprecedented period of growth. He served as an engineering lead for company-wide initiatives in North America and internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Prior to joining WyzAnt, Mandy spent over 18 years working in strategy consulting and brand building for startups and well established companies. She joined GrubHub in 2009, where she built the brand and scaled GrubHub’s marketing team from supporting a small local presence in 5 cities to being the national market leader in over 700 cities. She led the GrubHub team through two acquisitions, a merger and the Initial Public Offering. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and an MBA from The Wharton School.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mandy and Ivan to our executive team, and are fortunate to have their leadership as we continue to invest in strengthening our Technology and Marketing teams,” said Andrew Geant, CEO and co-founder of WyzAnt. “Their experience scaling prior teams at marketplace businesses through rapid growth will be instrumental as we continue to build on our leadership position in the tutoring space.”
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join WyzAnt and build on the strong foundation that the team has established,” said Pekin. “I look forward to helping connect more students to the over 85,000 tutors in our network across the country.”
“The team has had tremendous traction over the past year with the launch of an online tutoring platform and iOS and Android apps for both students and tutors,” said Moscoso. “It’s an exciting time to be in this space.”
WyzAnt is the largest tutoring marketplace in the U.S., connecting more than 1 million students seeking personalized learning experiences with over 85,000 tutors. Parents and students use WyzAnt to search for and hire qualified tutors in their city, as well as pay for lessons. WyzAnt offers students both in-person and online lessons in more than 200 subjects ranging from elementary school subjects to university level curricula. WyzAnt was founded by CEO Andrew Geant and CTO Mike Weishuhn in 2005 and and is backed by Accel Partners. Learn more about the WyzAnt story, including where the company is hiring, at wyzant.com/about.
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