In January 2016, Michael Chasen became CEO of PrecisionHawk. Previously, Michael was the Co-founder and CEO of Blackboard, an education technology company that he started in 1997 with a small group of young entrepreneurs in Washington, DC.
Under Michael’s leadership, Blackboard grew to over 3,000 employees with over 20 offices worldwide. Blackboard went public in 2004 with Michael serving as CEO for 7 years. In 2011, Blackboard sold to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7 billion.
After Blackboard, Michael founded SocialRadar, a company focused on using satellite and street level photos to geo-locate business storefronts. In 2016, SocialRadar sold to Verizion/MapQuest. Michael holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and an MBA from Georgetown. Follow him on Twitter @michaelchasen.
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