Spotlight: Jeff Buening


Role:  Business Development Manager for Content and Services

Hire Date:  July 2012

Fun Fact:  Jeff has visited 47 of the 50 United States.

“…everyone is very accessible. If you have ideas, you pursue them and people listen to you. It’s been very refreshing.”

What is the main focus of your role?

The first thing is to think about additional content and services outside textbooks and homework help that will either compliment or provide new areas of use for students on Chegg. Then secondly, opportunistically, looking into some strategic partnerships we can do with various companies in the education space that can either improve the experience on Chegg or can increase the number of people using existing Chegg services.

How would you describe your first 8 months at Chegg?

It’s been a whirlwind! It’s been a crash course for me about Chegg, the culture here and the education space in general, having not spent a ton of time in the education space before, it’s been great learning very quickly about the marketplace and the opportunities and challenges. The team has been incredibly impressive and helpful

Since you weren’t in the education space before, how hard is it for someone to come in here from a different industry and ramp up?

Not hard. There are so many resources here from the people who have been in the industry for a while to help out; and frankly, we all have some sort of knowledge from our own experience of being a student in education, which is helpful. This space is so dynamic so knowing the landscape is very important; there is a ton of great information out there to help get you up to speed.

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