President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
Gregg Coccari has served as Udemy’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors since February 2019, and as our Chairperson of the board of directors since May 2021. From November 2015 to March 2017, Mr. Coccari served as Chief Executive Officer of Stella & Chewy’s, a pet food company specializing in raw, natural pet foods, before pursuing non-professional interests from April 2017 to January 2019. Before Stella & Chewy’s, Mr. Coccari served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Futuredontics, a provider of dental marketing services and software, from 2010 to 2012, as President and Chief Executive Officer of NetQuote, an online insurance quote marketplace, from 2006 to 2009, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teleflora, an online flower delivery network, from 1992 to 2004. Mr. Coccari received a B.S. in psychology from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
President, Udemy Business
Greg Brown has served as the President, Udemy Business since December 2020. Prior to joining Udemy, Mr. Brown served as the Chief Executive Officer of Reflektive, a performance, engagement and analytics solution platform, from August 2019 until December 2020. Prior to Reflektive, Mr. Brown was the Senior Vice President of International Business at Blackhawk Network, a global payments provider, from August 2017 to August 2019. Before that, Mr. Brown served as Chief Revenue Officer for Achievers Solutions, a developer of cloud-based employee engagement software, from February 2013 to August 2017, and as Chief Revenue Officer for Extole, a developer of an online advocate marketing platform, from April 2011 to February 2013. Mr. Brown received a B.S. in business administration from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.
Chief Financial Officer
Sarah Blanchard has served as Udemy’s Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Prior to joining Udemy, Ms. Blanchard served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Omada Health, a digital healthcare platform focused on sustainable lifestyle changes, from March 2019 to April 2021, and as Omada Health’s Chief Financial Officer from August 2014 to March 2019. Ms. Blanchard previously served as Chief Financial Officer of CoreOS, a developer of Kubernetes and container-native software solutions, from October 2017 until CoreOS’s acquisition by Red Hat in January 2018. Before that, Ms. Blanchard served as Vice President, Finance of Silver Spring Networks, a smart grid products provider, from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Blanchard received a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Technology Officer
Venu Venugopal has served as Udemy’s Chief Technology Officer since May 2019. Before joining Udemy, Mr. Venugopal spent over six years at Vrbo.com, a division of Expedia Group, an online travel shopping company, where he held multiple roles from December 2012 to April 2019, including Vice President of Engineering from December 2015 to April 2019. Before that, Mr. Venugopal served in various engineering and product development roles at Adobe, a computer software company, from 2005 to 2011 and, prior to its acquisition by Adobe, at Macromedia, a graphics, multimedia and web development software company, from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Venugopal received a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Madras University, as well as an M.S. in computer science and an M.Eng. in mechanical engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.
Senior Vice President, Product
Prasad Gune has served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President, Product, since December 2019. Before joining Udemy, Mr. Gune served as Senior Vice President, Product for Signifyd, an e-commerce fraud protection platform, from January 2019 to December 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Gune worked at OpenTable, an online restaurant-reservation service company, where he served as Senior Vice President, Product from October 2017 to June 2018 and Senior Vice President, Restaurant Product Management from May 2016 to September 2017. Before OpenTable, Mr. Gune worked in various leadership roles at LinkedIn, a professional networking company, Bain & Company, a management consultancy, Oracle, a database management company, and Siebel Systems, a customer relationship management software developer. Mr. Gune received a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune in Pune, India, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Llibert Argerich has served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President, Marketing since August 2020. Mr. Argerich previously served as Udemy’s Vice President, Marketing from June 2018 to August 2020. Prior to joining Udemy, Mr. Argerich spent eight years at eBay, Inc., where he held multiple roles from 2010 until May 2018, including Global Director, Performance & Digital Marketing from January 2017 to May 2018 and Global Director, Social & Influencer Marketing from January 2015 to December 2016. Mr. Argerich received a B.S. in economics and business from the Universitée des sciences Sociales de Toulouse.
Senior Vice President, Operations & General Counsel
Ken Hirschman has served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President, Operations & General Counsel since 2019. Mr. Hirschman previously served as Udemy's Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel from 2018 to 2019. Before joining Udemy, Mr. Hirschman served as VP of Corporate Development and General Counsel of Ebates, which was acquired by Rakuten, from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Hirschman held business development and legal leadership roles at software and technology firms Mindjet, Goodmail Systems, and Acxiom Digital, and spent several years as an associate in the New York and California offices of Shearman & Sterling. Mr. Hirschman holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Cornell Law School.
President, New Ventures
Rich Qiu has served as Udemy’s President of New Ventures since May 2022. Mr. Qiu previously served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President of New Ventures from January 2021 to April 2022; Senior Vice President, Global Business Development from May 2018 to December 2020; and Udemy’s Vice President, Global Business Development from February 2014 to October 2018. Prior to joining Udemy, he was the Vice President, Business Development and Head of International at TrustArc from April 2012 to August 2014. Before TrustArc, Mr. Qiu held various leadership positions at 4INFO, Fanbox, and Nuance Communications. He holds an undergraduate degree from Zhejiang University, an M.B.A. from University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Stacey Zolt Hara has served as Udemy’s Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications since April 2022. She has spent the past two decades helping some of the world's largest organizations support business goals through purpose-driven communications and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining Udemy, Zolt Hara served as Visa's Global Head of Employee and Executive Communications, and, previously, as Global Head of Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs. Earlier, she held a variety of leadership roles at Edelman, Ogilvy Public Relations and Quintiles, including several years based in Asia Pacific. She began her career as a reporter covering the United States Congress and went on to serve as a communications advisor to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and other politicians. Zolt Hara earned a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University and an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University.