Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, Student Brands is an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research. Our team currently manages 20+ websites and mobile apps in 10+ countries. Given the struggles of today’s Students, our strategic plan includes expanded offerings in Financial Aid and Career Services in the near future.

Student Brands was named one of Los Angeles’s Best Places to work in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Los Angeles Business Journal. Investing in our team is the best way we can create great content and tools for our Students.

Students Brands was acquired by Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. in 2017, and operates as a standalone subsidiary.




Brian Lee is the Chief Product Officer of Student Brands. Brian has led global product teams at multiple high trafffic B2C technology companies including Savings.com, BabyCenter, and CREDO Mobile. As the head of product for BabyCenter–the largest online community for new mothers–Mr. Lee led BabyCenter’s rapid international expansion through the development of a global platform localized in 20 markets. Brian has an MBA from Berkeley, and a BA in Applied Math in Economics from Harvard University.



Sudhir Krishnaswamy is the Chief Technology & Operating Officer of Student Brands. He has served in leadership roles in both venture and private equity-backed technology companies including Paciolan (CTO), Openfield Technologies (CTO), Razorgator (GM, CTO), and Jumpstart Games (CTO). Mr. Krishnaswamy has built multiple offshore operations with more than 200 people . At Jumpstart Games, he built a multi-platform educational 3D MMO world, including the engine that powers School of Dragons from the “How to Train Your Dragons” film franchise. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore.

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