Executive Vice President, Noggin
Kristen Kane has dedicated her career to education, leading innovation to improve learning in large organizations and start-ups, in finance and technology, and in local and federal government. Kristen currently leads Nickelodeon’s digital learning business as EVP of Noggin. She co-founded Sparkler, an early learning company, which was acquired by Nickelodeon and now operates as a non-profit. Previously, Kristen was the COO of Amplify, a K-12 education technology company. During the Bloomberg administration, Kristen served as COO of the New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for the implementation of reforms, the small school and charter school initiatives, and oversight of daily operations. Kristen also served in the Obama administration at the Federal Communications Commission, where she led the development of strategies for applying broadband technologies in the education, healthcare, and energy sectors. She has worked at JPMorgan and NewSchools Venture Fund raising capital for education companies and nonprofits. Kristen holds an MBA and Certificate in Public Management from Stanford and a BA from Yale. She and her husband, Matt Onek, live in New York with their two children.