January 12, 2022 6:00 AM
GoGuardian Appoints Former Amazon Executive Sharad Gupta as Chief Product Officer
Gupta to Join GoGuardian’s Leadership Team to Help Shape the Company’s Vision of Enhancing Educational Outcomes for All Learners
LOS ANGELES – Jan. 12,2022 – GoGuardian, the leading education technology company providing simple, proven solutions to help create effective, engaging, and safe learning environments, today announced the appointment of Sharad Gupta as Chief Product Officer (CPO). The former Amazon executive will lead GoGuardian’s product management, design, user experience, and business insights teams to drive growth and innovation. Gupta will join GoGuardian’s leadership team to help shape the company’s vision of enhancing educational outcomes for all learners.
Before joiningGoGuardian, Gupta served in various leadership roles over 10 years at Amazon, including head of worldwide deals & promotions and global private label pricing. Most recently, he led a global team of product managers, engineers, and machine learning (ML) scientists to enable e-commerce marketplace growth through innovation. He has built multi-billion dollar businesses at Amazon through customer-centric teams that operate at scale. As CPO at GoGuardian, Gupta will lead the product teams to advance the company’s mission-driven work of building innovative, accessible, and safe technologies that help all learners to be ready and inspired to solve the world’s greatest challenges.
"Technology is at a pivotal moment to truly make a difference in the lives of every student and educator," said Gupta. "Education is an equalizer. It doesn't matter where you came from or where you grew up, an education is the single most powerful tool anyone can acquire to accomplish their dreams. As CPO atGoGuardian, I’m excited to play an active role in contributing to improved learning outcomes for today’s students and for generations to come.”
One of Gupta’s first priorities will be to grow the product management teams with customer-centric innovators who have a passion for education and technology and a desire to shape the future of digital learning.
“The customer-centric approach and world-class leadership Sharad brings will allow GoGuardian to innovate with products that maximize learning potential, meeting the needs of learners and educators everywhere,” said Advait Shinde, co-founder and CEO,GoGuardian. “We’re excited for Sharad to join us during this transformative time for our company.”
Gupta’s appointment is the latest in recent notable and rapid growth at GoGuardian. In December 2021, the company announced the addition of former Google executive Jenny Zhao as Chief Technology Officer. In August2021, GoGuardian announced a $200 million strategic investment from Tiger Global Management. Today, GoGuardian's collection of learning tools is one of the most widely used educational technology ecosystems in the United States, serving more than 24 million students at more than 14,000 schools and districts.
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GoGuardian provides simple, proven solutions to help create effective, engaging, and safe learning environments. Our award-winning system of learning tools is purpose-built for K-12 and trusted by school leaders to promote effective teaching and equitable engagement, while empowering educators to help keep students safe. Learn more at goguardian.com.