Izzo brings 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and customer service to creator of VR-based science lab simulations
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Edtech—Labster, the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and interactive science, is expanding its management team with the appointment of Lenny Izzo as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
“We are thrilled to welcome Lenny Izzo as Labster’s new Chief Revenue Officer and to be working with him to further advance global sales, partnerships, and the impact we deliver to our customers,” said Labster CEO and co-founder Michael Bodekaer Jensen. “Lenny is a passionate and seasoned EdTech executive leader with a track record of establishing world-class teams, driving significant growth, and instilling a consistent high-impact collaborative team culture.”
Izzo brings deep experience in EdTech, where he served as CRO for Watermark, a provider of learning outcomes assessment and accreditation solutions and one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in EdTech. Most recently he served as head of revenue for LeafLink, where he led the company’s global sales, marketing, and client success teams. He previously served as President and chief marketing officer (CMO) at ALM, where he helped the company establish itself as a major digital media brand. Izzo has also held positions of leadership with Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis.
“This is a very exciting time for Labster as it expands its virtual reality (VR) training capability for nursing and continues to transform access to high quality science education globally,” said Lenny Izzo. “Labster’s 10-year history of innovation in virtual labs and laboratory simulations and commitment to empowering the next generation of scientists has allowed the company to cultivate a devoted customer base. I was immediately drawn to their strong vision for STEM education and success in the fast-growing EdTech market. I’m honored to be joining the team.”
Izzo holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. Before launching his business career, he was a captain in the U.S. Army.
Labster is dedicated to developing fully interactive virtual training simulations that are designed to enhance traditional learning outcomes by stimulating students’ natural curiosity and reinforcing the connection between science and the real world. The simulations can be used in a variety of different ways, from a full lab replacement to a supplemental learning activity. Over 3 million students in high schools and universities use Labster to perform realistic experiments, learn key science concepts, and practice their skills in a risk-free learning environment. Labster works with leading educational institutions to improve science learning, resulting in collaborations with over 3,000 institutions around the world, including ETH in Zurich, MIT, and Imperial College. www.labster.com