As senior vice president of Blackboard’s higher education, corporate and government markets, Maurice provides the leadership for generating new opportunities, driving sales, and developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for those markets in North America. Maurice brings 13 years of experience partnering with higher education and K-12 institutions to transform education with technology, and an additional 17 years as an executive in the IT industry building start-ups and in leadership roles at publicly traded organizations.
Maurice was formerly the president of Blackboard Collaborate where he led the successful integration of Elluminate and Wimba into Blackboard. Maurice joined Blackboard through the acquisition of Elluminate. As president of Elluminate, Maurice built and grew the business from start-up to a profitable multi-million dollar business.
Prior to Blackboard and Elluminate, Maurice served as the founder and chief executive officer of a start-up reverse auction services exchange and as general manager of the distributed solutions division at Viasoft where he built a highly profitable multi-million dollar software and services division from the ground up in just over 18 months. Maurice also held a number of increasingly responsible sales and marketing management positions over a 13-year career at IBM.
Maurice graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing.
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