Photo: Upward Mobility Founder Ted Chan provided management training to a Tanzanian NGO.
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
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 MassWrestling.com 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 http://www.2bl.org.
Manager of Product Development
Samantha is the Product Development and Marketing Associate 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 is the Associate Editor 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.
Victoria is a Co-Founder of Upward Mobility. Victoria's experience working with small and mid-sized companies in emerging markets led to the creation of Upward Mobility. Her vision and management skill led to the creation of the Upward Mobility platform, and the subsequent successful scaling of the business. In addition, Victoria manages key partnerships in order to achieve our social mission of deploying our relevant content at a subsidized rate in the developing world. For instance, her efforts led to a partnership with Airtel, India's largest wireless carrier. Victoria holds a BA in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and has worked in financial services for two leading asset managers during her career. She is currently at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy completing her Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (international relations) focusing on the use of mobile technology and business cooperation and models in sustainable economic development.
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.