Jessica H.

Investments | Product Management | Strategy | Education

United States of America

A proven strategist who catalyzes organizations to evolve and adapt in the face of changing industry dynamics. Conducts thoughtful data, market and situational analysis and convincingly communicates ...see more

  • Education & Edtech
  • Professional Services


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


SVP Strategic Investments

Strada Education Network
3 years
Current position
Jan 2020 - Present
Strada Education Network is a non-profit corporation which assists students into post-secondary education by providing financial support and other help.

SVP Product Strategy + Innovation

Strada Education Network
2 years
Mar 2018 - Jan 2020
• Support Strada's Mission-aligned affiliates with their product strategies to contribute to revenue growth and catalyze impact on Strada's priority populations. Work across the Networ...see more


Silverstrand Strategy + Innovation
6 years
Current position
Sep 2016 - Present
Provide strategic advisory services to clients in EDU and Wellness whose businesses are facing disruption in the market.

Chief Product Officer | Walden University

Laureate International Universities
6 months
Mar 2016 - Sep 2016
Led team of product managers at Laureate's flagship fully-online university Developed product strategy and long-range plan Integrated new strategic partnerships into core business

Co-head | Emerging Strategies and Products Group

Laureate International Universities
3 years
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Identify and analyze new business opportunities for strategic partnership and investment including disruptive products outside the core degree program business. Developed a framework fo...see more

VP Product Management | Laureate Online Education

Laureate International Universities
3 years
Aug 2010 - Feb 2013
P&L responsibility for multiple institutions within the division. Spearheaded cross-functional customer retention initiative resulting in improvements to lifetime student value and stud...see more

Director of Product Management | Walden University

Laureate International Universities
1 year
Jul 2009 - Aug 2010
Responsible for product conceptualization, development and launch of new programs as well as lifecycle management. Collaborated with marketing, sales and product development departments...see more

General Manager, Teacher Training

3 years
Aug 2006 - Jul 2009
Led a global teacher training business for the largest chain of yoga studios, known for its world-renowned training program. Created processes and procedures that positioned the divisio...see more

Director, Product Management

Laureate International Universities
2 years
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Director, Strategic Planning and Analysis

Laureate International Universities
1 year
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004
Managed a division-wide research project to evaluate online higher education market resulting in organizational realignment around customer segments. Presented findings to C-level mana...see more

Senior Market Analyst, Research and Analysis Department

Laureate International Universities
1 year
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Conducted primary and secondary research and analyzed resulting data to understand consumer preferences and recommend next steps for effective marketing messaging.

Summer Associate, K-12 Education

The Broad Foundation
2 months
Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
Fund invests in non-profit programs focused on improving leadership, management and governance of urban public education. Designed evaluation strategy to measure success of the Foundat...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Education & Edtech
  • Professional Services


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Investments
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Program Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Strategy Development
  • Staff Development
  • Product Development