Turnitin Appoints Jill Hedrick as Senior Vice President of North American Sales
Former NWEA executive brings 20 years of sales strategy and management experience to Turnitin
OAKLAND, Calif. (November 18, 2015) -- Turnitin®, the leader in improving how students write and learn, has hired Jill Hedrick as senior vice president of north american sales. Ms. Hedrick, formerly Vice President of Partner Accounts at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), will manage new business in the U.S. and Canada and support Turnitin’s 10,000 North American customers.
"Jill combines a depth of experience in leading large sales organizations with a passion for how educational technology can lead to better student outcomes," said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. "Jill's talents will be a great asset to Turnitin as we expand our product portfolio to help institutions improve their student's ability to successfully communicate their ideas and demonstrate learning in a written form."
At NWEA, Ms. Hedrick served as vice president of partner accounts for more than five years, leading the sales and account management functions. At NWEA she helped transition the sales force to a value-added partner for institutions around assessment and professional development, resulting in a doubling of organizational revenues and numbers of students served, including some of the nation's largest and most influential school districts.
"Turnitin is a clear leader in helping instructors engage students in the writing process and in helping students to become better writers," said Ms. Hedrick. "I am extremely excited about Turnitin's product roadmap and helping to drive the company's vision for improving student success in writing. The ability to communicate ideas and higher order thinking is essential for everyone both personally and professionally."
Previous to NWEA, Jill worked for several technology firms including Farallon Computing (now Motorola), and Dantz Development (now EMC). Over the past decade, Jill was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for software provider Extensis, Vice President of Business Development for Gartner spin off GCR, and Vice President of Business Development for research software provider Revelation, Inc. Jill received her degrees in Economics and Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. The Company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading, and peer reviewing saves instructors time and provides valuable feedback to students. Turnitin is one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world and is used by more than 15,000 institutions in 140 countries to manage the submission, tracking, and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and Writecheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.
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