BrainPOP, the online educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all students, announced the appointment of Kavita Vora as chief people officer. Vora joins BrainPOP from Splice, a digital music creation platform, where she held the same position.
Vora has extensive experience recruiting, developing, and engaging high-performing teams, and creating engaging work cultures. During her tenure as chief people officer at Splice, the company more than tripled in size. Prior to that, she led the People Teams at Jopwell, a startup committed to workforce diversity and inclusion, and MakerBot, the market leader in the consumer 3D printing space. Vora previously held HR and finance leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and Johnson & Johnson. She is also the founder and principal of Kaia Ventures, serving as an active angel investor and board advisor. She holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelors in finance and philosophy from The College of New Jersey.
"I am excited to welcome a like-minded colleague who will lead us in this next stage of our people-first approach to growth," said Maya Kadar Kovalsky, BrainPOP board member and outgoing chief culture officer. "Kavita brings the right blend of expertise and passion to sustain and scale BrainPOP's unique culture, which is rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and generosity of spirit."
"Every technology venture I have worked with has a mission based on empowerment, learning, creation, and unlocking opportunities. That's why I immediately connected with BrainPOP's mission to empower kids to shape the world around them and within them," said Vora. "My sister is a New York City public school teacher, and I know firsthand how much BrainPOP resonates with her students. I look forward to partnering with this amazing team to reach and inspire even more students, teachers, and parents."