Jim Holm To Drive Growth At Examity As New CEO

By Amit Chowdhry ● February 17, 2020
  • Examity, one of the fastest-growing edtech companies, announced recently that it appointed former Certiport executive Jim Holm as Chief Executive Officer

Examity, one of the fastest-growing edtech companies, announced recently that it appointed former Certiport executive Jim Holm as Chief Executive Officer. And Examity founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael London has been named chairman of the company’s board. 

“Jim joins the Examity team with deep insight into the increasingly dynamic landscape of assessment and learning validation,” said London. “His background makes him uniquely equipped to oversee Examity’s continued growth as online programs become the new normal in higher education and the workplace.”

As of last year, over one-third of all college students now take at least one course online according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. And Examity’s learning validation platform offers a variety of proctoring modalities for hundreds of universities, employers, and certification providers worldwide.

“Examity’s dramatic growth reflects relentless investment in innovation, focus on academic integrity, and deep partnerships with education institutions and employers,” added Holm. “As colleges and employers continue to embrace the potential of online learning, I am committed to extending that mission — and impact —  to ensure that our technology remains at the forefront of quality, and integrity, in education.”

Holm has nearly two decades of experience leading high-growth education and technology companies to Examity. And he most recently served as CEO of Performance Assessment Network (now PSI Online) — which delivers 15 million tests per year to help Fortune 500 employers assess workplace readiness. Before joining PSI, Holm also held senior executive roles at Pearson and Certiport.

London had previously served as founding CEO of Bloomberg Institute and he was also the co-founder of College Coach and the founder of EdAssist, both now owned by Bright Horizons (BFAM).

Last year, Examity raised a $90 million investment from Great Hill Partners and the company was recently named to Deloitte’s Fast 500 list for the second straight year. Plus the company has also been honored for two consecutive years as one of the top ten fastest-growing businesses in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.