Mr. Krushel was founding Chairman and CEO of College Enterprise (which became Blackboard, Inc.), CEO of Proteus, a software applications developer for mobile technology, and has held senior business development and strategic planning positions with several entertainment and telecommunication companies, including NBC, USA Networks, and King World Productions. He also served as a strategy and investment advisor for Paramount Communications, Warner Bros., Television New Zealand and Sega Corporation. He has been a visiting professor at Utrecht University School of Economics, Corvinus University (Budapest) and Tel Aviv University. Mr. Krushel is on the board of "Parabola”, a quarterly magazine on philosophy, religion and cultural traditions, and of School Year Abroad, the preeminent high school international study program. He attended Amherst College, graduating with phi beta kappa and magna cum laude honors. He has written on politics and culture for The New York Times and Auburn Seminary.