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Tara Hein-Phillips

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Managing Director, Vestar Consulting. Previously Director, Online, Kaplan, Inc.. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

Managing Director, Vestar Consulting. Previously Director, Online, Kaplan, Inc.. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

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Positions

Managing Director Vestar Consulting January 2004 - present
Director, Online Kaplan, Inc. January 2001 - January 2004
Sr. Director Urban Box Office January 2000 - January 2001
Editorial Director Worldwide Entertainment and Sports January 1999 - January 2000
Online Producer Morgan Stanley Dean Witter January 1998 - January 1999
Program Director Round Table Theatre Company January 1994 - January 1998

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York Theatre/Literature
Penn State University Organizational Leadership
University of Wales, Cardiff Medical Herbalism

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Healthcare
  • • Education
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Wellness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Edutainment
  • • Youth Leadership

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Richard Friedland
We worked together  •  Senior Director Global Solutions-Customer Innovation, Stryker.
We have worked together on several very successful and trans-formative digital projects.Tara is intelligent, experienced, funny, and a gifte ... d communicator. She has an almost prophetic ability to see into the future and then the raw talent to strategize on how to get there. I am honored to vouch for her.
Gautam Guliani
We worked together  •  SVP, Engineering, AppNexus and Member, NY CTO Club.
Tara is an leader in digital strategy and online education. Ever since our work together at Kaplan, she is on my short list of subject matte ... r experts that I rely on for advice and fresh ideas. I vouch for her without any reservations.
Paul Labay
We worked together  •  Vice President & Director, Digital Delivery for Global Education, John Wiley and Sons.
Tara is a seasoned e-Learning strategist with over 15 years in the space. She brings an amazing amount of energy and experience to the tabl ... e, and her "let's make it happen" approach ensures that things get done when she is involved.
Rochelle Rothstein, MD
We worked together  •  Executive VP, Innovation and Product Strategy, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Harvard Business School grad. Princeton grad.
Tara is a super talent. There is simply nothing she can't do. She has the magic combination of being both incredibly creative- big ideas a ... bound- AND exceptional at execution and process. She is great with both technology and with people. She can see the future and learn from the past. Any company or team would be incredibly lucky to have Tara as an advisor. She has helped me immeasurably over the years- from brainstorming ideas to getting them done.

Richard Friedland
Senior Director Global Solutions-Customer Innovation, Stryker.
Rich and I have worked together at several different companies, and on a variety of digital products that have been both ground-breaking and ... market leading. Rich is always looking ahead to what might be possible when new technology capabilities emerge and his innovative products and services reflect his vision. He's also just wonderful to work with, collaborative, insightful and immensely productive. I vouch for him with pleasure.

Gautam Guliani
We worked together  •  SVP, Engineering, AppNexus and Member, NY CTO Club.
Gautam is an experienced and innovative leader whose intellectual curiosity and wisdom allow him to bring a genuinely unique perspective to ... his work. I unreservedly vouch for him and encourage anyone in need of an advisor to reach out at their earliest convenience.

Paul Labay
They're my advisor  •  Vice President & Director, Digital Delivery for Global Education, John Wiley and Sons.
Paul has the rare combination of being a gifted strategist but also a highly effective operations executive. What that means in practice is ... that he is able to very effectively bring great ideas to life. He's also an excellent mentor and developer of people and I vouch for him without reservation.

Rochelle Rothstein, MD
Executive VP, Innovation and Product Strategy, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Harvard Business School grad. Princeton grad.
Rochelle is a rare genuine product visionary, with the ability to see exactly the way things should be and will only rest when that vision i ... s realised. She has several key superpowers: one, making good ideas immensely better; and two, an uncanny sense of what is merely mediocre and what will be truly transformational. She is also a tremendous wordsmith, with a great eye for marketing and branding. To go from good to great, you need Rochelle.

Larry Rudman
We worked together  •  Vice President of Instructional Design and Research, Kaplan. Yale grad.
Larry is a person who has the rare combination of being a great thinker and strategist but is also very pragmatic and focused on tasks at ha ... nd. He quite often presents a point of view that I had not considered, helping to nurture and develop new ideas. I wholeheartedly recommend Larry and believe he would bring immense and lasting value to any project or company fortunate enough to work with him.