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Our vision and mission

Advancing Higher Ed

Our vision is to empower universities to transform the world.

Our mission is to increase access to life-changing learning by making our partners more resilient, responsive, efficient, and interconnected.

Our Values

Innovate, Collaborate, and Thrive

Catalyze Change

We help universities transform themselves to better serve students. We pursue lasting impact—in learning, process, access, technology, and service.

Build Community

We work and communicate collaboratively, transparently, and directly with one another. We celebrate our diversity, modeling the experience we build for our students.

Demand Excellence

We have high standards, and we don’t compromise on them. We commit to getting the job done and done well. We challenge each other in the pursuit of our common mission.

Never Stop Learning

We find meaning in the shared desire to learn and facilitate learning. We grow—both as individuals and as a company—from our mistakes and our successes.

Embrace Joy

We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Our Team

The people at Noodle have designed, built, and managed some of the best online undergraduate and graduate programs in the world.

Hannes Geldenhuys

Hannes Geldenhuys

Chief Learning Officer
Stephen Green

Stephen Green

Chief Partnerships Officer
Keri Hoyt

Keri Hoyt

Chief Operating Officer & President
John Katzman

John Katzman

Chief Executive Officer
Rich Kochman

Rich Kochman

Chief Marketing Officer
Martin Layding

Martin Layding

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Leventhal

Vice President of Student Support & Engagement
Alan Mlynek

Alan Mlynek

Chief of Technology Solutions
William Rieders

William Rieders

Chief of Partner Solutions
Donna Ritchie

Donna Ritchie

Senior Vice President, University to Employer
Ali Rubin

Ali Rubin

Chief of Staff
Moshiur Russ Tarafdar

Moshiur Russ Tarafdar

Chief Technology Officer
Melissa Beckwith

Melissa Beckwith

Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Butler University
Wendy Colby

Wendy Colby

Vice President and Associate Provost for Boston University Virtual
Ranjan Daniels

Ranjan Daniels

Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
James DeVaney

James DeVaney

Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Founding Executive Director for the Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan
Cheryl Holcomb McCoy

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Dean of the School of Education and a professor at American University
Josh Kim

Joshua Kim

Director of Online Programs and Strategy at Dartmouth College
Eddie Maloney

Eddie Maloney

Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)
Patrick Halfmann

Patrick Halfmann

Board Member | Partner, Inclusive Capital Partners
John Katzman

John Katzman

Chief Executive Officer
Nate Lentz

Nate Lentz

Board Member | Managing Partner, Osage Venture Partners
Tory Patterson

Tory Patterson

Board Member | Co-Founder, Managing Director, Owl Ventures
Fred Shaufeld

Fred Shaufeld

Board Member
Rubina Singh

Rubina Singh

Board Member | SVP Marketing, Arcadia
Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz

Board Member | Founder and Executive Director, Break Through Tech

Join Our Team

Working at Noodle means joining a bustling network of experts at the forefront of innovation in online higher education. Since 2013, Noodle has partnered with more than 20 colleges and universities, including Tufts, Harvard, and Tulane, to create and manage more than fifty first-rate online and hybrid programs that exceed faculty and student expectations. If you’re passionate about working at the intersection of higher education and technology, join us.

Learn About Careers & Culture at Noodle

Latest News and Updates

Learn more about the latest ed tech trends and perspectives from Noodle’s network of expert contributors in these curated insights, thought-provoking articles, and our engaging podcast series.

Noodle Founder and CEO John Katzman against a blue background.
June 10, 2024
John Katzman, Founder and CEO at Noodle joined Laura Dyrda on Becker’s Healthcare Podcast to give insights into his background & organization, what Noodle does for health systems and students, his excitement & nerves going forward in 2024, and more. Katzman also shared what his team is focusing on to support nursing schools and healthcare […]
Noodle Founder and CEO John Katzman against a blue background.
May 13, 2024
Noodle Founder and CEO, John Katzman, joined Scott Becker on the Becker Private Equity & Business Podcast to share his thoughts on the challenges professionals face when entering the job market, standardized testing, and more. Katzman also spoke about his current focus, the nursing shortage. “We’re taking the whole notion of collaboration between hospitals and universities […]
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March 12, 2024
Noodle Chief of Partner Solutions Bill Rieders joins Inside Higher Ed to discuss the path forward, what’s on the horizon for higher ed, and how schools must respond.

Noodle has acquired Meteor Learning

Noodle, higher education’s leading strategy, services, and technology partner, has completed the acquisition of Meteor Learning. Noodle welcomes Meteor Learning’s higher education and employer partners into its network, which enables Noodle’s partners to be more resilient, responsive, and efficient.

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FAQs

We’re glad you’re noodling about Noodle.
See some answers to our most common questions.

General Inquiries:
For questions about our services or partnership opportunities, schedule a quick meeting with us.

Career Inquiries:
Interested in joining our team, contact hr@noodle.com

Media Inquiries:
For press and media relations, contact media@noodle.com

Recognizing the diverse challenges and goals of each university, our suite of offerings is designed not as a one-size-fits-all approach, but as a palette of tailored solutions. From conception to execution, we align our expertise with your vision, ensuring that our partnership enhances your university’s mission and elevates its potential.

Our tech-enabled services include: Program & Learning Design, Marketing, Enrollment, Student Support & Placement, and Strategic Consulting

CATALYZE CHANGE
We help universities transform themselves to better educate students. What is excellent today may not be so next year; we pursue lasting impact — in learning, process, access, technology, and service.

BUILD COMMUNITY
We work and communicate collaboratively, transparently, and directly with one another. We like to challenge and be challenged in the pursuit of our common mission. We celebrate our diverse and largely remote workforce, modeling the experience we build for our students.

DEMAND EXCELLENCE
We have high standards and we don’t compromise on them. We commit to getting the job done and done well.

NEVER STOP LEARNING
We find meaning in the shared desire to learn and facilitate learning. We grow—both as individuals and as a company— from our mistakes and our successes.

EMBRACE JOY
We seek joy every day in our respective roles and in one another. We relish the challenge of building a company that does excellent and meaningful work.

Certified B Corporation.

B Corp Certification

Meeting The Highest Standards of Excellence

In 2021, Noodle underwent a rigorous certification process to be named a B Corp, a designation for companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As a B Corp, Noodle joins a distinguished group of businesses including Ben & Jerry’s, Intrepid Travel, Patagonia, Thrive Market, Toms and Warby Parker.

The B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service – it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.

View Noodle’s Impact Assessment

Read Noodle’s press release announcing its B Corp Certification

Read a conversation with CEO John Katzman in Inside Higher Ed

Start Your Transformation Journey Today

If you’re ready to elevate your institution’s success, let’s talk.