Wes Sonnenreich

CEO, Practera


Wes is CEO and Co-Founder of Practera, and his mission is to improve skills, careers and opportunity for students and professionals through experiential learning. Practera works with hundreds of universities, community colleges, high schools and non-profits globally to deliver high-quality work-based learning programs at large scale.

Prior to founding Practera, Wes was National Director of Innovation for Deloitte Australia. A major initiative of the innovation function was to bring the types of applied, professional training programs offered to new hires at Deloitte into university curriculum across Australia to improve employability and job readiness. 

Wes is a widely published author and frequent speaker at events and at universities. He holds a Bachelor of Science from MIT in Computer Science and Music and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Global Leadership.

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