Udemy announces addition of Lisa Haugh to executive team

Today we’re excited to welcome a new member to our executive team. Lisa Haugh is joining the team as Udemy’s General Counsel and brings with her 15 years of legal expertise from working with various startups and mature companies.

DSC_4547 copyLisa’s unique background spans the types of issues that are making waves in the tech industry. As a strategic advisor on licensing, commercial transactions, corporate and securities law, corporate governance and employment law, she will help guide Udemy’s future legal decisions. Some of her past work includes in-house counsel for companies such as Achievers, Extole, Livescribe, Intraware and OpenTV, as well as an associate with Preston, Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates LLP).

She joins Udemy at an exciting time of record growth for the company. Over the past year, we have doubled our operations, increased staff headcount and are continuing to look for opportunities for further expansion. Other new hires over the past year include Paul Sebastien, vice president and general manager of Udemy for Business, Richard Qiu, vice president of business development and Dave Arnold, vice president of finance and operations.

When not at work, Lisa can be found in the ocean – she is passionate about any and all ocean sports, be it swimming, scuba diving, surfing or kayaking. She has completed two Ironman triathlons and practices martial arts, and we are excited for her to bring that same strength and determination to Udemy.