Coursera Welcomes Rich Jacquet as Chief People Officer

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Coursera Welcomes Rich Jacquet as Chief People Officer

The key to success for any company is its people. At Coursera, we’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest and most mission-driven talent in the industry, and over the past six years, this has translated into rapid growth across the entire business, including our employee base. While we are proud of the reach and impact of Coursera around the world, our teams are even more inspired by what lies ahead. As we pursue growth and take Coursera to the next level, we’ll continue to zero in on top talent and develop them in impactful ways. 

In this endeavor, I’m excited to announce that Rich Jacquet will be joining Coursera as our new Chief People Officer. As an experienced HR executive, Rich will work closely with all of us to connect the company’s broader strategy to our talent efforts and employee experiences

Rich comes with an impressive background of building people strategy and cultures, both at high-performing startups as well as large, global companies. Most recently, he was the Chief People Officer at Gigamon, a network security company with approximately $350 million in revenues that he helped take public and scale the team to 800+ people. He also held leadership positions at companies like Packeteer, Bay Networks, eBay and Yahoo!

While I’m really excited to welcome Rich for his experience and track record, I’m even more inspired by his shared belief that people are the key to a company’s growth and unique culture. I’m looking forward to working alongside him to grow our teams and further our mission of transforming lives through learning.