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Nicole Neal
Nicole Neal
Nicole Neal is the CEO of Noodle Markets, K-12’s first purchasing platform and national marketplace. She co-founded the company with John Katzman in 2015.
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Brief Biography

Nicole is a visionary leader and pioneer at building transformative educational products. As the CEO of Noodle Markets, she leads the company in its mission to enhance efficiency and transparency within the education landscape by revolutionizing K-12 purchasing. Prior to joining the company, Nicole was the President of the Education Solutions Group at CORE Education Consulting and Solutions, LLC., where she oversaw a staff of 300 employees and managed a portfolio of formative assessment, intervention and content solutions for districts and states serving the Pre-K, K-12, Employability, Special Education and Higher Education sectors. Nicole also served as the Senior Vice President of Major Accounts and State Services for Pearson Education Inc., one of the world’s largest education publishing and technology companies. Prior to Pearson, she served as Senior Vice President of Client Services for Schoolnet, Inc. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Binghamton University’s Watson School of Engineering and MBA from the University of Maryland University College. When she’s not working Nicole finds great joy in mentoring young girls and spending quality time with her family and friends.


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