James Lund

VP Online Education

James Lund is responsible for building and maintaining a world class online education experience in which anyone, anywhere can attend an Online Trading Academy class remotely. OTA’s goal is for students to be able to take a course online and interact deeply in engaging ways that build lasting skills, at times and places that are convenient for them.

He comes at this challenge from a diverse background. Most recently, Mr. Lund was Vice President of Educational Success at MIND Research Institute. Backed by some of America’s leading companies, MIND uses neuroscience and gaming to help kids deeply learn math and strengthen their problem solving skills. While at MIND, Jim managed all post-sale services teams. He focused on driving client success through best practice adoptions that featured innovative professional development for teachers, principals and district leaders across the nation.

Before that he held senior positions at several education technology companies including Apple, Pearson, and GuideK12. In each company, he evangelized the use of technology as a means of guiding the learner on their personal journey, empowering them with rich collaborative experiences.

Mr. Lund got his start as a music teacher and director of orchestras in Minnesota, after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He went back to school for a Technology Master’s and transitioned to managing the district's assessment and online resources.

Mr. Lund moved to Orange County with his family 5 years ago, and loves to spend time on the Nadadores pool deck cheering for his daughter, or cooking a great meal with his wife.


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