Michelle W.

Academic Partnerships | Business Development | EdTech

United States of America

Because I'm driven by passion to make a difference, it won't take long for you to hear, feel and see my energy level. Philosophically, I'm committed to social change in education and believe the world...see more

  • Education & Edtech
  • Staffing & Recruitment


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


Chief University Officer

InStride - Strategic Enterprise Education™
2 years
Current position
Dec 2020 - Present
Leading the global 'supply' side of the business, my focus is on empowering and increasing diversity in corporate talent through stronger support networks, effective education solution...see more

Senior Vice President, Academic Partnerships

InStride - Strategic Enterprise Education™
9 months
Mar 2020 - Dec 2020
Reporting to CEO, my role is to develop and manage all aspects of the academic network supporting strategic enterprise education designed to create meaningful change and social impact.

Vice President, Academic Partnerships

8 months
Jul 2019 - Mar 2020
InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting, life-changing learning for employees, in partnership with the highest quality global universities. My work is focused on building ...see more

Vice President Business Development

The Learning House, Inc.
1 year
Jun 2018 - Jul 2019
~Acquired by WILEY November, 2018. Aligned with TLH mission to improve people’s lives through education, in this role I’m charged with developing higher education partnerships: more st...see more

SVP Chief Growth Officer

Pivot Worldwide
1 year
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Pivot Worldwide is a global recruitment partner to universities, students and employers. The mission is to support student career outcomes and help institutions position themselves to w...see more

Director; Global

3 years
Sep 2014 - May 2017
Navitas is a (publicly traded on ASX) private pathways provider of global recruitment services to public universities. I was hired to build a new recruitment team (marketing, admissions...see more

Senior Director; Regional

The Art Institutes
7 years
Dec 2007 - Sep 2014
2007-2014 Senior Director- General management of (field rep) team of Directors, Asst directors and managers; hiring; structure; analysis; reporting; compliance; budgeting; leadership de...see more

Director; Regional

6 years
Jun 2002 - Dec 2007
Lead teams in high school programs, community college and external partnership teams to generate interest in The Art Institutes (primary focus), South University, BMC, Argosy. Main func...see more

Recruitment Manager

Snelling Search
4 years
Jan 1998 - Sep 2001
Focused on recent college grad market. Development of first digital platform for engaging student and university career services. I interned here while I was finishing college and sat a...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Education & Edtech
  • Staffing & Recruitment


  • Leadership
  • Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Employee Benefits
  • Salesforce.com
  • Instructional Design
  • Admissions
  • Student Affairs
  • Academic Administration
  • Academic Partnerships