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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.

Our mission

Our mission

To make elite business education more accessible to all.

Our team

Our team

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

Our faculty

Our faculty

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

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 Section 4 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

Lindsey Mathews Padrino

Head of EDUCATION

Lindsey Mathews Padrino

Lindsey guides Section 4’s curriculum, faculty, and student-learning experience. Before joining Section4, she spent 10 years at McKinsey working in PE, Marketing, and Sales, and launched McKinsey’s Growth Academy. Having also spent years on K-12 education reform efforts, she’s a believer in the power of great educational experiences. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton.

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.

Patrick Erker

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS LEAD

Patrick Erker

Patrick has worked in ed tech across strategy, client services, and operations, serving diverse customers across Fortune 100 companies, higher ed, philanthropy, and other startups. A former teacher, consultant, and banker, he partners closely with Section4's enterprise team to drive impact and results. A Duke and HBS grad, he lives in San Francisco with his family.

Lindsey Mathews Padrino

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.

Mark Pan

HEAD OF PEOPLE

Mark Pan

Mark works across teams to ensure that Section4 is the most engaged, effective, and inclusive organization it can be. After teaching high school in Hong Kong and Malaysia on a Fulbright, he built both business strategy and HR systems early on at Newsela and Coursera. Mark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

Craig Rashkow

HEAD OF STUDENT OPERATIONS

Craig Rashkow

Prior to joining Section4, Craig held a variety of roles over five years as part of the Senior Leadership Team at unicorn startup Sonder. He’s an avid learner with bachelor’s degrees in music (Vassar College) and engineering (Dartmouth College) and master degrees in engineering (Dartmouth College) and business (University of Chicago).

David Bows

HEAD OF ENGINEERING

David Bows

David has spent his career creating software products, doing technical consulting, and engineering leadership and entrepreneurship. The constants through all his experience is a focus on the user and leveraging data to achieve tangible outcomes. He loves building great teams and shipping products that users adore. Prior to Section4 he was the VP of Engineering at Convene.

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 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.

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