Chandler Arnold

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Chandler Arnold "is a Senior Vice President at First Book and the Executive Director of the First Book Marketplace. The First Book Marketplace is First Book's award-winning online bookstore that provides new books to organizations serving children from low-income families at deeply discounted prices. In his capacity as Executive Director, Chandler is responsible for Marketplace strategy, expansion, marketing, and customer outreach. In addition to being highlighted in case studies at Columbia Business School and the Yale School of Management, The First Book Marketplace also won a national business plan competition hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation/Yale School of Management and was named the "most innovative" social enterprise in the field by the Social Enterprise Alliance.

"Prior to joining First Book, Chandler worked in marketing for The Coca-Cola Company, where he focused on customer segmentation and strategy, and as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporations on profit maximization, public-private partnerships, and organizational design.

"Chandler holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where his work centered on harnessing the power of the private sector to advance social change. Chandler is also the founder of the Harvard Emergent Literacy Project and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University." [1]

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  1. Leadership, First Book, accessed March 17, 2009.