Photo: Upward Mobility Founder Ted Chan provided management training to a Tanzanian NGO.

about us

Upward Mobility was formed to create high quality management education and test preparation material that is witty, engaging and adds value in the learning process. We hire only expert writers who have strong knowledge in the subject matter and put all of our materials through a thorough review process. We deploy our content through mediums such as mobile applications and other interactive channels.

We are a 100% woman and minority owned company (SOWMBA-certified) based in Boston, MA.

To learn more about our social mission, click here.

Ted Chan, PMP, CBCP
Co-Founder, CEO

Ted Chan is a Co-Founder of Upward Mobility. An experienced innovator and technologist, Ted has worked for two leading professional services firms, holding both consulting roles and serving as Head of Information Technology for one firm. Ted was an early stage member of Moca, an open source tele-health and medical records system, the founder of and several other successful enterprises. Recently, Ted had an idea and successfully raised a first round of funding for a health care IT startup in Asia.

Ted has a BA in Psychology and History with High Honors from Swarthmore College, as well as a certificate in Emergency Management and Organizational Continuity from Boston University. Ted has a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. He writes an influential blog about economics, finance and entrepreneurship at


Victoria SlingerlandVictoria Slingerland
Co-Founder, President

Victoria Slingerland has experience in financial services, entrepreneurship and international development. She is the President and Co-Founder of Upward Mobility, a Boston-based software company that creates high end professional educational content and makes it available through innovative mobile platforms. Upward Mobility has more than 150 apps available globally on iPhone, Android, Palm, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Amazon Kindle. In addition, she is also the President and Co-Founder of, one of the web's most popular free educational test prep sites. Victoria worked for nine years in investment management for two leading global asset managers and has consulted on projects relating to micro-enterprise development, urban livelihoods, microfinance, and financial inclusion in developing countries and the US. She has a master's degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she focused on Development Economics and Human Security, and is a graduate of Tufts University with a BA in International Relations and Spanish.

Samantha Tanzer

Samantha Tanzer
Director of Product Development

Samantha is the Director of Product Development at Upward Mobility. She oversees the product development process from conception to release, and specializes in wearing many different hats. A true generalist, Samantha holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, and brings a broad range of experience to the team. Her previous employers include New Media Strategies and NASDAQ MarketWatch.

Micaya Clymer

Micaya Clymer
Content Development and Marketing Manager

Micaya is the Content Development and Marketing Manager at Upward Mobility. Pursuing her interest in education and quality writing, she started her own tutoring business in college and worked as a Writing Associate at the award-winning Swarthmore College Writing Center. Her love of books and literature led her to spend summers transcribing and annotating 18th-Century Quaker journals at the Friends Historical Library, translating Catalan poetry at the University of Lleida in Spain, and describing Shakespeare's plays for the blind and visually impaired at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. She has a BA in Linguistics and Languages with High Honors from Swarthmore College and did her graduate study in linguistics at the University of Arizona, where she worked as an instructor for courses in linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Eric Chan

Eric Chan

Eric Chan is an advisor to Upward Mobility. He holds a BS degree with honors in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Eric is a Six Sigma Black Belt and an expert in Lean Manufacturing. He has worked for aerospace giant Northrop Grumman and the British corporation GKN. Eric provides expertise on optimization and user interfaces for Upward Mobility.