Industry Pioneer

We pioneered Online Leadership Development to help all leaders reach their future potential. In partnership with the world’s top business schools, we deliver career-enhancing programs for leaders and meaningful impact for enterprises.

Our Mission and Values

Leaders are within us and among us, which is why we strive to inspire others by creating a future-forward path. We take our responsibility to our clients, participants, and business school partners seriously and invest in our relationships so that we can all grow together.

That’s why we connect learning concepts to real life, connect people to professionals and coaches, connect enterprises to more diverse leaders, and help leaders connect better with their teams.

Our values guide how we fulfill our mission of connecting all leaders to their future potential.

  • Be Bold

    We disrupt the status quo to benefit leaders, their organizations, and society.

  • Lead with Purpose

    We operate with intention, taking thoughtful action to advance our mission.

  • Collaborate Inclusively

    We succeed by embracing diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives when working together.

  • Act with Integrity

    We are honest, committed, and accountable – to our clients, our partners, and to each other.

Our Story

Built on the belief that leadership development should be more accessible for all leaders and more impactful for organizations, ExecOnline partners with the world’s top business schools to bring premium leadership development online.


ExecOnline Pioneers Online Leadership Development

ExecOnline’s co-founders meet in a small hotel lounge in New York City and decide to form a start-up that will revolutionize the leadership development market. Shortly after, initial funding is secured.


First School Partners and Program Launch

The ExecOnline vision becomes a reality as UC Berkeley Executive Education and Columbia join as the first school partners. ExecOnline launches its first program with UC Berkeley, focused on Leading Innovative Change and featuring Berkeley’s renowned faculty — all of whom are still associated today.


MIT Sloan Partnership

MIT Sloan partners with ExecOnline to collaborate on the creation of innovative programs around Leading Operational Excellence and Leading through Financial Excellence.


Yale and IMD Partnerships Announced

Partnerships with Yale School of Management and IMD Business School further broaden the offering of world-class leadership development for ExecOnline clients with a broad suite of programs.


Inaugural ExecConnect Event

ExecOnline hosts its first ExecConnect, an annual event which brings senior talent leaders and HR professionals together to discuss important topics impacting leadership development. ExecOnline is named a “Top Tech Company to Watch” by Forbes.


ExecOnline Has Continued Growth

A partnership with Wharton is announced to create programs focused on customer-centricity. Series B Funding of $16M helps ExecOnline grow the suite of enterprise-focused online leadership development offerings. The ASU+GSV Top Innovation in Education Award is presented to ExecOnline.


ExecOnline Offerings Expanded

ExecOnline introduces a new Manager Essentials Suite to develop leadership and management skills as well as Coaching to further enhance leadership capabilities. Series C funding of $18M is announced.


Chicago Booth and Stanford GSB Partnerships Announced

ExecOnline partners with Chicago Booth and Stanford Graduate School of Business, offering programs on business analytics and personal leadership, respectively.


ExecOnline Innovates Through Adversity

Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, ExecOnline and its business school partners introduce the innovative Applied Experience Platform to further democratize leadership development. ExecOnline also announces a partnership with Duke Corporate Education, offering a program focused on Workplace Wellness.


ExecOnline Accelerates Growth and Surpasses Key Alumni Milestone

A Series D funding round of $45 million helps solidify ExecOnline’s strategic position in online leadership development. New partnerships are introduced with Tuck at Dartmouth, Ivey, and UVA Darden to expand offerings in strategic communication, leading inclusive teams, and accelerating people of color. Co-founder and CEO Stephen Bailey is presented with the ASU+GSV 2021 Innovator of Color Award. ExecOnline surpasses 60,000 alumni.


Our Business School Partners

We partner with the world’s top business schools to co-create impactful programs and experiences for leaders.

Leadership Team

Meet our Senior Management Team, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board


“As much as we leap-frog ahead in innovations in many areas of our working lives, organizations often still lag in recognizing what matters most: our human potential.”

Stephen Bailey Co-founder and CEO, ExecOnline

Join Us

At ExecOnline, we are committed to making a positive impact every day.

Career Opportunities
  • 2016 Forbes Top Technology Company to Watch
  • ASU+GSV Top Innovation in Education Award
  • GSV EdTech 150 List, Honoring Transformational Companies in Education Technology
  • 2020 Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Awards – Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program (Pitney Bowes)

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