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Making elite business education accessible to all

Section4 is here to equip curious, ambitious thinkers with the business know-how they need to excel. Founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur and NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway, Section4 received Series A funding in March 2021 from General Catalyst, GSV, and Learn Capital.

About us

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Our mission

To make elite business education more accessible to all.

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Our team

Educators, entrepreneurs, strategists, and creatives united by our mission to democratize business education.

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Our faculty

Award-winning professors and thought leaders bringing real-world insights to a diverse group of learners.

Our team

Scott Galloway
Founder

Scott Galloway

Scott is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern and the founder of Section4. He’s the author of the New York Times’ Best Sellers The Four and The Algebra of Happiness. He's the host of the Prof G Show and cohost of the Pivot podcast. In addition to founding Section4, he is also the professor for Section4's Business Strategy and Brand Strategy Sprints.

Greg Shove
CEO

Greg Shove

Prior to Section4, Greg founded five companies resulting in three exits (two of which were over $100M—2Market to AOL, SocialChorus to Sumeru Equity Partners). He is a hybrid Canadian (believes in a level playing field), British (does not quit), and American (dreams of something better). He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Karen Gardner
CFO

Karen Gardner

Karen brings both financial and operational experience that spans a diverse group of public and private high-growth companies. She has a successful track record of creating value for stakeholders, including raising rounds of VC financing and facilitating successful exits. Prior to Section4 she was CFO of Pollfish and L2 (purchased by Gartner for $150M). She was also Head of Finance for Opensky (purchased by Alibaba).

Taylor Malmsheimer
HEAD OF STRATEGY & BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Taylor Malmsheimer

Taylor created Section4’s initial sprint and membership experiences and now works across teams to identify new opportunities to drive value for Section4 customers. Before Section4, Taylor led a client strategy team at business-intelligence firm L2, delivering strategic recommendations to senior leaders at brands like P&G, Unilever, and Nike. She is a proud graduate of Dartmouth College.

Wendy Nguyen
HEAD OF GROWTH & MARKETING

Wendy Nguyen

Wendy oversees marketing and growth at Section4. Prior to Section4, Wendy spent 14 years in growth-stage startups building marketing and commercial functions. She's been a part of five exits worth $2B+ in market value. She's active in social justice (Stand with Asian Americans), politics (Vote By Mail 2020), health, and now education. She is proud graduate of University of California, Berkeley.

Tim Pales
HEAD OF ENTERPRISE

Tim Pales

Tim builds Section4’s sales and customer success teams, and enables them to create the best experience for our customers. With nearly 20 years in sales, he has supported customers in both large enterprises and small businesses. Prior to Section4, Tim led several teams for Qualtrics, including their Asia-Pacific region headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and their Employee Experience team. As the former CRO of Pronto, he helped increase revenue 10x over two years.

Edmundo Ortega
HEAD OF PRODUCT

Edmundo Ortega

Ed has been developing products for nearly three decades. At various points in his career he has been a teacher, designer, coder, entrepreneur, and consultant for companies as big as Facebook and as small as, well, they’re gone now. Today he is focused on building thoughtfully crafted, best-in-class experiences that take a quantum step forward for online education.

Our faculty

Scott Galloway
BUSINESS & BRAND STRATEGY SPRINTS

Scott Galloway

Bestselling NY Times author, serial entrepreneur, and NYU Stern Professor of Marketing, Scott Galloway is the founder of Section4. He teaches the Business Strategy Sprint and Brand Sprint.

Adam Alter
PRODUCT STRATEGY SPRINT

Adam Alter

Also a bestselling NY Times author and award-winning NYU Stern Professor of Marketing, Adam Alter is an expert in human psychology and marketing, product, and business. He teaches the Product Strategy Sprint.

Sara Beckman
CUSTOMER-CENTERED INNOVATION SPRINT

Sara Beckman

Dr. Sara Beckman is Co-Director of the Management of Technology Program at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business where she also teaches manufacturing and operations management, manufacturing strategy and product design classes. She teaches our Customer-Centered Innovation Sprint.

Tom Davenport
DATA & ANALYTICS SPRINT

Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport is a pioneer in Data & Analytics and was named as one of Fortune’s top 50 business school professors. He is Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College and is the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics. He teaches the Data & Analytics Sprint.

Julie Channing
SCALING MARKETING SPRINT

Julie Channing

Julie Channing is a strategic, creative and analytical marketing leader with over 20 years of experience building and nurturing world-class brands. Prior to helping launch sustainable footwear and apparel brand Allbirds in 2016, she led marketing efforts at Google, Levi’s, and global agency AKQA.

Karan Girotra
PRODUCT EXPERIMENTATION SPRINT

Karan Girotra

Karan Girotra is an award-winning Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management (OTIM) in the Johnson School and at Cornell Tech and was featured in Poets and Quants’ 40 under 40 best business professors lists. He teaches the Product Experimentation Sprint.

April Dunford
Product Positioning Sprint

April Dunford

April Dunford is the bestselling author of Obviously Awesome, the industry bible on product positioning. She is a positioning expert who has led teams at seven successful tech startups and advised Fortune 500 companies on positioning their products for success.

Marcus Collins, PhD
Viral Growth Sprint

Marcus Collins, PhD

Marcus Collins is the head of planning at the award-winning agency Wieden+Kennedy in New York and clinical marketing professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He has advised organizations including Budweiser, McDonald’s, Target, Amazon, and Peloton. Oh, and prior to his tenure in advertising, he ran digital strategy for Beyoncé (NBD).

Nir Eyal
Product Engagement Sprint

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable and a former marketing lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Bloomberg Businessweek wrote about him: “Want to understand how to get app users to come back again and again? Then Nir Eyal is your man.”

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Storytelling Sprint

Will Storr

Will Storr knows story. The author of six critically acclaimed books, he’s presented around the world on the science of storytelling. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker, and The New York Times (to name just a few).

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Complete Manager Sprint

Michael Bungay Stanier

MBS helps people become a force for change. He’s the author of The Coaching Habit, the bestselling coaching book of the century, and has trained hundreds of thousands of managers at companies like Microsoft and Gucci.