Indianapolis-based Lesson.ly has added a big name in the city’s tech sector to its board of directors. Scott Dorsey, one of the co-founders of ExactTarget and currently a managing partner at High Alpha, has joined the board.
Dorsey became chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud after the company acquired ExactTarget in 2012. He stepped down a year later. Dorsey served as an independent investor and advisor to Lesson.ly before joining the board.
"Scott is the mentor of a lifetime," said Max Yoder, co-founder and CEO of Lesson.ly. "We speak candidly, we debate, we hug it out, and repeat. It’s exactly what Lesson.ly needs. I cannot articulate how valuable Scott’s guidance has been for us. Scott brings more than a decade of software-CEO experience to the board,” said Yoder. “He knows how to scale teams without compromising on culture, and that’s exactly what Lesson.ly plans to do."
Dorsey becomes the fourth member of the board, joining Yoder, High Alpha partner Mike Fitzgerald and Ricky Pelletier, partner at Boston-based OpenView. In March, Lesson.ly announced it was investing a $5 million round of funding "across the business" and would add 10 jobs by the end of the year.