PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Award-winning STEAM brand Osmo from BYJU’S announces Jonathan Naseath’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. With extensive experience in finance and operations, Naseath, CPA, CFE and CISA, will further Osmo’s global growth, creating operational excellence across the company and scaling the company’s vision of making a broader impact to education.
“Jon is an energetic and passionate executive who will help take Osmo and Powered by Osmo businesses to the next level by solving complex issues of large scale organization management such as supply chain, logistics, finance, and creating centers of excellence,” says Cherian Thomas, Senior Vice President of International Business at Osmo from BYJU’S. “Furthermore, Jon will be instrumental in setting up our multidisciplinary teams for success in carrying out Osmo’s vision for the future.”
Naseath arrives at Osmo from Google Cloud, where he served as Cloud Value Advisor Senior Principal, and assisted the office of Google Cloud CFO to define the financial opportunity of cloud digital transformation. Between 2018 and 2020, Naseath was Chief Financial Officer and Transformation Leader at PCH International, which provides supply chain distribution and software as a service (SaaS) platforms to leading global brands. He advised on matters ranging from developing and implementing cash strategies, to overseeing global accounting, financial reporting, tax, compliance and regulatory teams.
He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Transformation Program Leader at Terafina, which provides financial services SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to help banks with omni-channel customer acquisition and operations. There, he provided strategic planning and advised on the research, development, and implementation of innovative strategies and programs to facilitate capital raising and enable a future sale of the company.
“I believe the education sector is undergoing a major paradigm shift,” says Naseath, a father of five school-aged children whose interest in early education was inspired by educators in his family. “Being so involved with my kids’ education during the past two years, I witnessed how we moved from in-person education to a hybrid learning environment, which I believe is here to stay. The time is ripe for Osmo to widely disseminate its unique phygital technology that will further drive resounding changes in the entire learning sector.”
Between 2016 and 2017, Naseath was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations at ZoomSystems, the private subsidiary of Macquarie Capital which provides SaaS, services, and hardware to enable automated retail, where he oversaw accounting policies and financial reporting for its publicly traded parent. He also developed strategies, store profitability modeling, pricing models, retail-based rental and SaaS solution offerings, and led teams across accounting, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), operational support, and field services. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Financial Systems and Programs Manager at Risk Management Solutions, a private subsidiary of Daily Mail Group Trust (DGMT), which develops global catastrophe data models used by insurance companies to predict financial risk.
Prior to ZoomSystems, Naseath worked at Equinix, a leading digital infrastructure company whose platform connects global businesses to customers, employees, and partners. Initially Senior Manager of Business Assurance Services, he became Transformation Program Manager and Team Lead in 2011, managing a global team of over 100 to design and implement a customer-focused “quote-to-cash” operating model. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Global FP&A and Leader for Data Insight & Reporting Center of Excellence. This role included long-term strategic planning leveraging analytics of customer profiles, analyzing strategic plans and drivers, preparing budgets, quarterly guidance and re-forecasts, in addition to leading executive, board and investor communications.
Naseath served as Manager of Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance, and Advisory Services at KPMG, LLP, during his early career. He holds a M.I.S.M. (Masters in Information Systems Management) and a B.S. in Business Management from the School of Accountancy and Information Systems at Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.
About Osmo from BYJU’S
Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand, wholly owned by BYJU’S, the leading global edtech company. Osmo and Osmo Education products are used in over 2.5 million homes and 50,000 classrooms, respectively. Osmo builds a universe of hands-on gamified learning experiences validated by education experts that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of physical tools combined with the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Learn more at PlayOsmo.com and Osmo Education.
Launched in 2011, BYJU’S is the world’s leading education technology company for students Pre K-12 and is beloved by 100 million students around the world. By making learning contextual and visual, not just theoretical, BYJU’S is paving the way for new-age, geography-agnostic learning tools that sit at the cross-section of mobile, interactive content and personalized learning methodologies. To learn more, go to: byjus.com/us.