Chief Customer and Revenue Officer
Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. The founding team members combine powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. Launched in June 2013, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using Newsela's proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. Common Core-aligned quizzes attached to articles give educators and parents insight into their students' reading strengths and weaknesses. Newsela develops nonfiction fluency and critical-thinking skills necessary to master the Common Core standards for informational text. Contact us at email@example.com.
Christopher Mezzatesta (“Mezz”), Chief Customer/Revenue Officer, has been with Newsela since 2016. A Go-To-Market technology executive with over 30 years of experience in explosive revenue growth and customer success, leading companies including startups, hyper-growth, and public companies to successful exits and unicorn valuations. Mezz has a unique combination of strategic leadership, team building, motivational coaching, mentoring skills, and achieving growth and retention targets. Mezz has successfully built world-class selling, customer success, and marketing teams on six continents that have consistently been recognized by industry analysts and the investment community as leaders in their space. A change agent with a proven track record of building and scaling successful companies to financing events and successful exits.