Collin Gutman


For nearly a decade, Collin Gutman has advised education companies on their go-to-market and strategic growth plans. With expertise in workforce development, corporate education, and closing the “skills gap” for the middle-skills economy, Collin has also spent extensive time at the nexus of non-traditional learners, e-learning and corporate education to develop industry-leading upskilling programs. 

An alumnus of BCG, Collin was featured in the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s major publication that coined the term “Talent Supply Chain,” entitled “Managing The Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap” as early as 2014.  More recently, he has been featured or published in The Tennessean, Inside Higher Ed, Industry Today and the Work + Edu Podcast, as well as on a piece for Real Clear Education co-authored with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Eric Seleznow.

Collin previously led the skilled trades training division at Penn Foster, a leading online education provider, running the largest apprenticeship education program in the country and launching Penn Foster's industry-leading staffing education division. Prior to joining Penn Foster, Collin founded WorkAmerica, an education technology startup backed by education/impact investors Kapor Capital and Acumen Fund, among others. Collin has also founded two early stage enterprise technology venture capital firms – SaaS Ventures, a $20M seed-stage firm and Acceleprise, the world’s first enterprise technology accelerator. He graduated cum laude from Yale University with distinction in the major of Political Science.  Collin is a lifetime DC-area resident, and an avid fan of all things DC sports.