NovoEd is a team of dedicated professionals brought together by a common passion for helping the modern workforce develop and retain the skills critical for success.
Blending passion and industry know-how to deliver high-impact learning experiences
Founded in 2012 in Stanford’s social algorithm laboratory, NovoEd was conceived to replicate the impact and engagement typically found in a collaborative classroom. Co-founders Farnaz Ronaghi and Amin Saberi sought to create a platform that would let individuals around the globe work together online, exchange ideas, and receive feedback.
They quickly discovered the opportunity for learners to connect and gain exposure to new ideas was the key driver of engagement. Over the next few years, NovoEd found increasing interest from a corporate market hungry to scale the benefits of collaborative learning for high-value skill development and capability building.
Today, organizations around the world rely on NovoEd to drive and sustain learning engagement.
We value and rely on integrity in every interaction with our colleagues, clients, and partners.
We don’t follow digital learning trends. We set them — by constantly innovating with intent.
We set the bar high to ensure any offering, service, or communication lives up to — and goes beyond — our own rigorous standards.
We want every customer to find joy in learning and count on us to achieve real business impact.
We promote a collaborative culture of ongoing excellence, because employees — and learners — are stronger together.
Our unique backgrounds and perspectives allow us to grow while remaining true to our authentic culture.
Meet the leadership team
With strong roots in collaborative workforce learning and engagement, NovoEd’s executive team is deeply passionate about partnering for impact.
Scott serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of NovoEd, which was acquired by Devonshire in October 2018. He also leads the education technology team for Devonshire Investors, the private investment arm of Fidelity. Before joining Devonshire in 2017, Scott was the president of Capella University, and has served as the chief executive of three other technology services businesses since the late 1990s. Scott is passionate about the potential for innovation and technology to aid the transformation of learning at all levels, particularly for the enterprise and the mid-career learner.
In addition to the field of education technology, Scott enjoys history, photography, and Nordic ski racing. Scott holds a B.A. in geology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University.