HWS Trustee Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, president and CEO of Chegg, has been named the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica, the leading technology association in the United States, according to an announcement on NASDAQ OMX | GlobeNewswire.
Recognized for changing the landscape of education technology through his work, Rosensweig propelled Chegg as a global leader in its industry, the announcement states. Chegg is an academic company based in Santa Clara, Calif., specializing in online textbook rentals, homework help, and scholarships. In light of his innovative and determined style of leadership, Rosensweig will be honored at the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovato Awards on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Menlo Park, Calif.
“Education technology is one of the fastest growing areas of technology and Dan has been leading the way. His leadership has helped transform the way students access educational materials and made learning an anywhere, anytime activity,” Shawn Osborne, president and chief executive officer of TechAmerica, states in the release. “Dan is joining an elite club and we welcome him.”
A dedicated member of the HWS community, Rosensweig has provided numerous internship opportunities to students through Chegg and in his previous position at Yahoo!, often offering these students job opportunities following graduation.
Prior to joining Chegg, Rosensweig was president and chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise. His professional life has been focused in media communications and Internet industries, including roles as chief operating officer of Yahoo!, president of CNET, and chief executive officer of ZDNET. In addition to his significant career, Rosensweig participates on the advisory board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org and is former co-chair of the ONE Campaign to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty.
In 2008, he dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. Located on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, the Rosensweig Learning Commons has revolutionized the ways in which students and faculty members interact with one another and with information. He has addressed the campus during the President’s Forum Speaker series, and has served on the Colleges’ Board of Trustees since 2011.
During his time as a Hobart student, Rosensweig was a political science major, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and studied abroad in London.
The full press release from NASDAQ OMX | GlobeNewswire follows.
NASDAQ OMX | GlobeNewswire
Chegg CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year
Stephanie Craig • October 4, 2013
TechAmerica, the leading U.S. technology association, is pleased to announce that Dan Rosensweig, President and CEO of Chegg is being honored with the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work in changing the landscape of education technology. Dan will be honored at the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovato Awards, November 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, CA.
Every year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award is bestowed on an individual that incorporates the type of innovative and determined leadership that has helped make the U.S. technology community the global leader.
“Education technology is one of the fastest growing areas of technology and Dan has been leading the way. His leadership has helped transform the way students access educational materials and made learning an anywhere, anytime activity,” said Shawn Osborne, President and CEO of TechAmerica. “Dan is joining an elite club and we welcome him.”
Since joining Chegg in 2010, Dan has taken the company from a book rental site to being the leading connected learning platform.
Dan brings successful, high-growth consumer business experience to Chegg having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero and Chief Operating Officer at Yahoo!. Dan was responsible for product development, marketing, international operations and North American operations. Prior to Yahoo!, Dan also served as President of ZDNet where he managed the successful merger with CNET.
Dan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He sits on the Advisory Board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org, contributes as member of the Executives in Residence program at Columbia University and resides on the Board of Directors of Adobe Systems, Inc., and Katalyst Media, Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg’s leading social media company.
This year’s David Packard Medal of Achievement Award winner is Lowell McAdam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Verizon.
TechAmerica is the leading association for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and job creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing premiere technology companies of all sizes, we are the industry’s only trade association dedicated to advocating for the ICT sector before decision makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. With offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Brussels and Beijing, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. We are committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world.