As one of the largest digital educational publishers, we have grown our Shmooper-base to over 16 million monthly learners, with over 1,200 schools and districts using our solutions.
Shmoop proudly owns 100% of our content, with an author base that boasts years of teaching experience, PhDs, and Masters program graduates.
Shmoop’s online courses, college readiness prep, award-winning test prep, and free study guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials.
Andy Rahden is the CEO of Shmoop.com. Andy recently moved Shmoop to Scottsdale, AZ in mid 2019 and has been hiring talent focused in tech, sales and marketing since.
Prior to Shmoop, Andy was a partner, GM, and VP at Pluralsight which is an edtech company based in SLC, UT that went Public in 2018.
While there Andy lead teams to create online learning focused on Design, Engineering , and Media & Entertainment. These technical tools are created by companies like Adobe and Autodesk.
Prior to Pluralsight Andy lead large global teams at Autodesk where he was focused on building the manufacturing business there.
About The Lurnist Radio Show & Podcast
Join us as we discuss the latest trends, “how to’s” and the fascinating things people are doing in the course creation business!
About Your Host
Debra Hildebrand is the Founder and CEO of The Lurnist. She has over 20 years’ experience in consulting and over 10 years in corporate training and teaching in higher education.
She is one of the architects for the Project Management Certification program at the University of Washington, where she received the Team Teaching Excellence Award and currently instructs in the online portion of the program. Additionally, she developed and currently teaches two highly popular online courses at Stanford University. She has developed and produced over 200 educational videos.
Prior to building her own business, she worked as a management consultant for a boutique consulting company in the Pacific Northwest where her role included creating successful solutions for high profile, complex, cross-functional projects in the public sector.
She earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, NY and she serves on the advisory board for the University of Washington Project Management Certificate Program and is a National Mentor for SeedSpot.
About Hildebrand Solutions, DBA “The Lurnist
The Lurnist provides strategic solutions for online business startup, marketing and course creation. We provide entrepreneurs, small businesses and service professionals with coaching and training to help them build a successful and revenue generating business. We do this by providing real action steps that can be implemented right away and strategies for automating work that is slowing down progress. Our motto is SIMPLE and ACTIONABLE.