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Turnitin welcomes new Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli

Annie Chechitelli joins Turnitin with two decades of product leadership from Amazon, Blackboard, and Wimba

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Today, leading education technology company Turnitin announced Annie Chechitelli as its new Chief Product Officer. Annie will lead strategy, innovation, and growth across the Turnitin product line and steer the integration of recent Turnitin acquisitions: ExamSoft, Ouriginal, ProctorExam, and Unicheck.

Annie brings two decades of product management expertise from her leadership roles at Amazon, Blackboard, and Wimba. Most recently, Annie led many of Amazon’s education technology initiatives. She oversaw product management and go-to-market for the Kindle Content for Business, Schools, and Universities division; served as chief of staff for the Higher Education and Education Technology verticals; and led the Education and Government Technology Growth Advisory, advising education technology companies on product growth and go-to-market strategies through Amazon Web Services. Prior to Amazon, Annie led product strategy, management, and marketing for Blackboard. Annie came to Blackboard through its acquisition of Wimba.

“Annie brings a deep understanding of the challenges educators and students face around the globe, and has a visionary, yet pragmatic, approach to technology solutions,” said Turnitin CEO Chris Caren. “We look forward to benefiting from her leadership and wisdom.”

“My career has been dedicated to advancing education through technology,” says Turnitin’s new Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli. “I am excited to focus on, continue, and further this work with a company that is wholly dedicated to the integrity of global education and improving learning outcomes. I look forward to serving and accomplishing more for educators and students with Turnitin.”

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Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 25 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to uphold integrity and increase learning performance, and by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Over 21,000 customers in 185 countries use Turnitin services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft by Turnitin, ProctorExam and Ouriginal.