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Heather Hiles Biography

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Heather Hiles

Director
Heather Hiles has served as a member of Udemy’s board of directors since August 2020. Ms. Hiles currently serves as the managing partner of Black Ops Ventures, a seed-stage venture firm funding Black founders. They previously served as the founding Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Calbright College, an online community college focused on preparation for jobs in the technology industry, from January 2019 to March 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Hiles was the Deputy Director of Postsecondary Success Solutions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world, from October 2016 to November 2017. They previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Pathbrite, a digital portfolio platform used by colleges and universities, from their founding of Pathbrite in February 2012 until Pathbrite’s sale to Cengage Learning in November 2015. Before that, Ms. Hiles served as Chief Executive Officer of SFWorks, a nonprofit they founded that trained and placed people on welfare into living-wage jobs, from 1997 to 2001. They currently serve on the boards of directors for several private companies, including Black Girls Code. Ms. Hiles received a B.A. in development studies and ethnic studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A from Yale University.