November 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. – LiveSafe, Inc., announced today that Jenny Abramson, a noted Washington D.C. leader in education and seasoned entrepreneur, joined the company’s executive team as Chief Executive Officer & President.
Abramson is providing leadership for the company at a time when LiveSafe is growing rapidly to fill the important safety needs at schools. College campuses, high schools and other institutions around the country are eager to take advantage of LiveSafe’s innovative technology to enhance two-way communication between students and campus safety through a personal safety smartphone app and a cloud-based dashboard in order to prevent crime as well as respond in emergency situations.
Abramson’s unique background as a business executive who has built and expanded successful startups in the media and tech industries and as a leader in the education sector positions her well to lead LiveSafe during this exciting time for the company. Her work in business includes more than seven years at the Washington Post Company, running various startup and turnaround ventures, consulting at The Boston Consulting Group, and most recently, serving as the Chief Monetization Officer & SVP of Partnerships at Personal, a Washington DC startup in the personal data space. In the education sector, Abramson oversaw the Transformation Management Office for DC Public Schools Chancellor Rhee as well as serving as the Director of Strategy & Development at Teach For America.
“I see tremendous opportunity in LiveSafe’s position and power to change the world of safety within education, as well as on a national stage. The LiveSafe team has clearly defined a valuable mission – which is both empowering and needed – that gives schools the ability to teach their communities about the importance of safety and shared information,” said Abramson.
Shy Pahlevani, Founder, said “It’s incredibly fulfilling for me and exciting for the company to add someone as visionary and strategic as Jenny to our team and to add her experience in this period of critical growth.”
Abramson received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Fulbright at The London School of Economics.