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Eileen M. Rudden


Co-Founder, LearnLaunch
Former Chief, College and Career Preparation, Chicago Public Schools

Eileen M. Rudden is co-founder of LearnLaunch, Boston’s Edtech Community, and Campus & Accelerator.  Rudden served as Chief Officer, College and Career Preparation at Chicago Public Schools, where she led the efforts of the third largest public school system in the US to ensure that its 400,000 students are college and career ready. She was a 2009 Broad Fellow and graduate of the Broad Superintendent’s Academy.   Rudden received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her BA from Brown University, where she served as a Trustee and is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee on Computing and Information Technology.

She also serves on the boards of the New Technology Network, The Achievement Network, Education Pioneers and the LearnLaunch Institute.

Rudden led the Unified Communications Division of Avaya, a Fortune 500 global business communications leader and was SVP and GM of IBM Lotus Software’s Lotus Notes and Domino. Under her leadership more than 50 million began using the software and she was named to serve on IBM’s Technical Leadership Council.  She previously served on the boards of John H Harland Co, Agilysys and SoundBite Communications, where she was Board Chair. She is an active angel investor and a member of the Launchpad Venture Group.