Newsela Hires Camila Franco to Lead Product Strategy

Newsela Hires Camila Franco to Lead Product Strategy

October 27, 2022

New York, NY - Today, Newsela announced Camila Franco as Senior Vice President of Product. In her role, she will be responsible for the vision, strategy, and marketplace success of Newsela’s product. 

“With over 20 years of experience in product development at both startup and Fortune 500 companies, we couldn’t be more excited to bring Camila on to help us bring Newsela to the next level,” said Derrick Ware, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Newsela. “Camila is a proven leader who brings with her expertise of developing products for household names across the country.” 

Camila joins Newsela from Postclick, an automated digital advertising product. She has previously led product management at StubHub and GoodMoney, and also led eCommerce efforts at Walmart. 

“I’m excited to bring my expertise in product development and management to a mission-driven organization that is making real change in education today,” said Camila Franco, SVP of Product at Newsela. “My experience in SaaS product development will help me bring the best practices of the industry to a strong and enthusiastic team that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few weeks.” 

Camila will work closely with executive leadership across the business to drive optimal product strategy that will meet the needs of teachers and students this year, and ensure Newsela’s product is the best on the market. Camila’s role as SVP, Product is effective immediately.