Udemy Appoints Sarah Blanchard as Chief Financial Officer
Blanchard Brings over 20 Years of Operational and Financial Experience
San Francisco, CA – Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, today announced the appointment of Sarah Blanchard as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Blanchard brings over 20 years of operational and financial experience and will be an invaluable asset to Udemy.
“We are excited to welcome Sarah to Udemy as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Gregg Coccari, CEO of Udemy. “As our global growth continues, Sarah’s impressive track record and breadth of executive experience in technology and finance make her a great fit to further advance our mission to improve lives through learning.”
“I am thrilled to join the Udemy team and build on the company’s exceptional global momentum,” said Blanchard. “As the skills required to succeed rapidly evolve, I look forward to helping extend the impact of Udemy’s mission to empower individuals, instructors, and organizations with dynamic and relevant learning.”
Blanchard most recently served as CFO and COO at Omada Health, a digital care company that makes it possible for people with chronic conditions to achieve long-term improvements in their health. Previously, Blanchard served as CFO at CoreOS, an innovator in container-native solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2018. Blanchard was also Vice President of Finance for Silver Spring Networks, a global provider of smart grid products. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Michigan State University.
This hire comes at an exciting time for Udemy, as the company continues to grow, expanding its global reach to over 40 million learners with 70,000 instructors teaching 155,000 courses in more than 65 languages.
With a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is a leading online learning destination that helps learners, businesses, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. Over forty million learners have taken courses on Udemy from 70,000 expert instructors teaching over 155,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy for Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to 8,000+ courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling, and customers include The Walt Disney Corporation, Apple, Unicef, PayPal, Tata Inc., Accenture, Samsung, Unilever, Instacart, and Okta. Udemy is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver, Brazil, India, Ireland, and Turkey. Udemy investors include Insight Partners, Prosus (Naspers Ventures), Norwest Venture Partners, Stripes, and Benesse Holdings.