Jay Chakrapani

Chief Digital Officer

Barnes and Noble Education

Jay serves as the Chief Digital Officer for Barnes and Noble Education. He leads the broader digital business and is responsible for strategy, business development, content and operations for the digital product and service portfolio. Prior to this role, Jay was President of the CK-12 Foundation, offering open education resources used by tens of thousands of schools and millions of students worldwide. Jay holds deep leadership experience in education, media, and technology. Prior to CK-12, he was General Manager of the digital business at McGraw-Hill for Higher Education. He led a team that launched the fastest growing adaptive learning platform in the college market, growing it from inception to hundreds of millions in annual revenue. Earlier in his career, he worked at Wolters Kluwer Health; was a founding member of Opus360, a NASDAQ listed software company, and started his career as an engineer at Intel. Jay serves on the board of trustees for the Bank Street College of Education. Jay studied Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Oregon Health and Science University in Computer Science and Engineering. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.