SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NovoEd, creator of the most engaging online platform for the modern learner, announced today that former Blackboard Division President and serial entrepreneur Ed Miller has joined the company as President & Chief Executive Officer. Miller brings over 25 years of industry experience. He previously spent 7 years at Blackboard as President of multiple businesses units. He joined Blackboard with the acquisition of Xythos, the developer of the content repository used by hundreds of universities and corporations. As CEO he was responsible for leading Xythos' growth from pre-revenue through its acquisition and successful integration into Blackboard. "I'm delighted to join NovoEd at this exciting time," Miller said. "The best learning comes from hands-on, collaborative experiences, which traditionally have been limited to costly, in-person trainings. With NovoEd, these programs can be delivered online and finally scale to reach entire organizations." NovoEd has seen explosive growth over the past two years and is expanding its offerings into corporate training and professional development. Founded at Stanford, NovoEd developed its technology to power experiential online programs with premier universities including Wharton, Princeton, UVA Darden, and Stanford. Today's companies also need modern learning solutions, built for the mobile, social learner, especially with millennials becoming a significant part of the workforce. "The team has done an amazing job enabling customers, including IDEO, Comcast, and ING Bank to deliver innovative learning programs," said Greg Sands, Founding Partner of Costanoa Ventures. "We are confident Ed has the right experience and proven leadership skills to guide NovoEd during this period of rapid growth." "I am looking forward to working alongside the talented NovoEd team as we enhance our offerings and enter our next phase of growth," Miller said. "Together, we will help organizations train leaders and develop professionals around the world with the best possible online learning experience."