Electives founders, Krikor Dzeronian and Jason Lavender, met at MIT Sloan where, one night, they attended a guest lecture by a mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest six times. They were captivated by the vividness of his explanation on why effective teamwork is the difference between life and death.
After that lecture, Krikor and Jason came together and wondered, “How can we provide more people with that same kind of learning experience? Who are other experts that people could be learning from?”
From that day forward, Jason and Krikor made it their mission to make great learning more accessible by bringing the world’s best experts--both the known and unknown-- into people’s everyday lives at work.
Our Mission and Vision
We are building a new kind of Learning and Development (L&D) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) platform that connects employees to unique instructors - from pro athletes, FBI agents, top professors, social justice advocates and more. We believe great instructors can be life-changing so we help organizations facilitate learning experiences that their employees will never forget.
Electives is backed by top investors, including Accomplice, Boston Seed, Bertelsmann Media, G20 Ventures and Jerod Mayo.
“Electives programs are making workforces stronger, more empathetic, and are helping build diversity and understanding. I’m excited to be involved and delighted to watch them grow.” - Jerod Mayo
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We're a team of engineers, product experts, designers, educators, and generally passionate people who come to work every day to build learning experiences that employees will love.
Co-Founder & COO
Co-Founder & CEO
Vice President, Partnerships and Growth
Vice President, Learning Experiences
Director, Client Engagement
Director, Product Management
Associate Director, Marketing and Design
Director, Learning Experience
Customer Success Manager
Customer Success Manager
EVP Head of Marketing
Our Core Values
Since we help drive learning cultures at other organizations, it’s no surprise that culture is extremely important to us. We strive to attract people who:
and actively seek as well as respectfully express perspectives; our best learning comes from our differences.
roll up our sleeves and do something when we see an improvement opportunity.
and try new ways of solving old problems. After all, we are trying to change the face of learning in the workplace.
regardless of where it came from. Innovation is more important than tenure or titles.
We are building something new that does not exist; we do not have all the answers, but are confident we can find them.
and don't take shortcuts. We make decisions that build products and relationships for the future.
and always look for ways to elevate their coworkers. We succeed as a team and we fail as a team.
Want to work with us?
Join us - and help companies create better learning experiences for their employees!
Are you looking to work for a mission-driven company? Are you passionate about learning and development or DE&I? Are you looking for a meaningful challenge and wanting to make a lasting impact? If so, we’d love to meet you. Apply today!