Mountain View, CA – January 16, 2020 – Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, today announced two leadership appointments to support its fast-growing enterprise platform, Coursera for Business: Zac Rule, Vice President North America, Enterprise, and JP Moran, Global Head of Channels and Emerging Business. Leah Belsky will continue to lead the enterprise business as appointed Chief Enterprise Officer.
The leadership team will further advance Coursera’s efforts to equip institutions and communities with the skills of the future. With growing adoption, the enterprise platform now powers skills transformation for more than 2,100 companies, governments and universities. The team is set to further accelerate the momentum in 2020 with enterprise offices around the world in Mountain View, New York, Toronto, London and New Delhi.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is sweeping across industries, and companies can no longer be complacent about skills capital. Investing in the reskilling and upskilling of employees is mission-critical in the era of digital disruption,” said Leah Belsky, Chief Enterprise Officer at Coursera. “Zac and JP bring deep domain expertise and help form a powerhouse leadership team that enables Coursera and our partners to build a new institutional model for lifelong learning.”
Zac Rule is a seasoned executive leader who has worked with companies such as MemSQL, DataStax and Oracle to drive organizations’ digital transformation via cloud and data infrastructure. He most recently served as Vice President of World Wide Sales and Field Operations at MemSQL where he oversaw significant growth and customer adoption. As Vice President North America, Enterprise, Rule will lead Coursera’s go-to-market effort and sales execution to help companies of all sizes upskill and reskill their employees in North and Latin America. Coursera’s North American enterprise business saw 100% year-over-year customer growth, representing the largest market share for the offering globally.
“North America will continue to be a major growth driver for Coursera for Business as companies across the region brace for digital transformation,” said Rule. “I look forward to leading our sales organization and helping major companies execute their skills strategy.”
JP Moran is a veteran technology executive with a proven track record in advisory services and building enterprise solutions with Skillsoft and CareerBuilder. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales, Technology and Developer Group, at Skillsoft, where he led the company’s North American team. Moran will lead Coursera’s global channels team in his new role as Global Head of Channels and Emerging Business as well as Coursera for Campus in the Americas.
“As learning becomes an industry differentiator, leading companies are teaming up with Coursera to build courses and educate their own partner and customer ecosystems,” said Moran. “By strengthening Coursera’s partner channels, we intend to drive rapid growth of the overall Coursera ecosystem and deliver a comprehensive model for lifelong learning.”
Coursera works closely with organizations, including 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, to identify the upskilling needs of their workforce, curate a learning program drawn from a world-class course catalog, and deliver a transformative learning experience. Additionally, Coursera continues to advance the enterprise learning experience with Coursera Labs, offering hands-on experiences using popular workplace tools and almost any native desktop application to ensure that technical skills learned are easily applied on the job. Coursera’s Skills Graph, which draws from a rich database of more than 47 million learners, also helps companies identify essential skills and courses needed to embrace digital transformation.
For more information, visit https://www.coursera.org/business/.
Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is now a leading online learning platform for higher education, where more than 47 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. 2,000 companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Governments equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.