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Wharton School of Business, MBA
University of Vienna in Austria, MA

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Johannes Larcher

Johannes Larcher is a proven builder of successful technology companies with over a dozen years of hands-on experience in managing high-tech and fast-growth organizations around the world. As President and CEO of Academy123, Johannes drives the overall vision and operations of the company with a particular focus on customer success and platform expansion.

Before joining Academy123, Johannes was General Manager of International at Overture Services Inc., a leading provider of pay-for-performance internet search services. From 1999 to 2003, Johannes launched Overture into twelve European and Asian markets and oversaw the growth of its overseas business from scratch to more than $150M in revenue and profitability. Serving as Overture’s Chief of Staff during 2003, and following its acquisition by Yahoo! Inc. for $1.7B, Johannes co-led the integration of Overture into Yahoo! In addition to his tenure at Overture / Yahoo!, Johannes’ career includes senior roles at Korn Ferry Futurestep and Friendster; and several years as a management consultant at McKinsey and Co.

Johannes is a member of the advisory boards of Revenue Science, BrandPort and Enquiro.

He received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.A. from the University of Vienna in Austria.

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