Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes is the CEO of Education Design Lab of Open4 Learning, an innovation company that launches and grows ed tech start-ups. In partnership with the National Education Foundation, he founded and leads JobReady, a program seeking to reach the next million job seekers with world-class career skills training. As a software executive, Bill has focused on new ventures, strategy, innovation and product management. He has decades of experience advising senior executives at industry-leading multinationals on corporate strategy and partnership.

Previously, Hughes was chief strategy officer at Learning Objects (acquired by Cengage) and led. Business Development at Pearson, where he co-founded Intellus Learning (acquired by Macmillan) and created the MyLabs platform. Over the past 25 years, Hughes has held leadership positions at Sapient, Mercer (now Oliver Wyman), and CIC.  Bill currently serves as a board member of Berkshire Bank (NYSE: BHLB) and FineTune Learning.

Hughes holds an AB from Harvard and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, where he was a Seley Scholar.