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Babson College, Olin Graduate School of Business, MBA 2004
Entrepreneurship, Magna Cum Laude
Washington and Lee University, BS 1992
Business Administration

Current Companies

VP, Online Program Management

Former Companies

SVP, AOL Search, Maps and Local
EVP, Sales, Admissions and Enrollment Operations
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John Kannapell

Mr. Kannapell provides General Management and Operational leadership for Blackboard’s online program management solutions. This includes Blackboard’s range of technology platforms and service capabilities that support online program management for institutional partners.

Prior to Blackboard, he served as EVP of Admissions and Enrollment Services for 2tor, where he managed partnerships with leading universities to deliver higher education degree programs online. His responsibilities included management of a 150 member sales, admissions, and enrollment services organization across four online master’s degree programs including MAT@USC, MSW@USC, MBA@UNC, and Nursing@Georgetown. During his tenure, Kannapell launched and scaled new partner programs that maintained brand integrity, built program reputation, and delivered well-qualified candidates, increasing new student enrollment by 67% and revenue by 95%.

Mr. Kannapell brings 20 years of executive leadership experience with proven ability to develop and scale technology-driven partnerships to profitable growth. His experience includes a range of leadership roles where he developed successful partnership and business solutions for leading companies like Harvard Business School Publishing, Google, Liberty Global, ExxonMobil, and HBO.

Mr. Kannapell earned a BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Recent Milestones

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    John Kannapell added a position as VP, Online Program Management at Blackboard. (5/1/12)
    Posted 10/13/12 at 9:11am
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    John Kannapell added a position as EVP, Sales, Admissions and Enrollment Operations at 2U. (2/1/11)
    Posted 2/10/11 at 10:34am
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    John Kannapell added a position as EVP, Sales at 2U. (2/1/11)
    Posted 2/10/11 at 10:35am
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    John Kannapell — COO & CFO at ServiceMagic (2/1/10)
    Posted 5/24/10 at 6:16pm via
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    John Kannapell added a position as COO & CFO at HomeAdvisor. (1/1/10)
    Posted 6/3/10 at 11:39am
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    John Kannapell added a position as Board of Advisors at PaperG. (1/1/09)
    Posted 7/8/13 at 12:31pm
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    John Kannapell added a position as SVP, AOL Search, Maps and Local at AOL. (7/1/01)
    Posted 2/23/09 at 12:46pm



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