CEO & Cofounder
Andrew cofounded Course Hero in 2006 while attending Cornell University. He leads Course Hero's vision, mission, strategy, values, and culture. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys tennis, cycling, hiking, and squash. And most importantly, he thrives on making memories with his family and friends through food, activities, travel, music, and experiences. Andrew holds a BA in Spanish from Cornell University. His favorite book is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
CTO & Cofounder
Gregor joined Andrew to cofound Course Hero when he graduated from Cornell University in 2007. He leads Course Hero’s strategic direction by working with team leads on major technical projects and goals. He is also heavily involved with the growth team and he’s passionate about web technology, retrieval practice, and radical candor. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, games, TV, and movies. Gregor holds a BS in computer science from Cornell University. His favorite book is The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.
Vice President, Design
Genevieve leads Course Hero’s Design team. Her focus is to make us the most customer-centric company we can be. Her most recent adventure has been learning to sail on the San Francisco Bay. She has a BS in Mathematical & Computational Science from Stanford University and a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Her favorite book to read to her daughters is Rosie Revere, Engineer written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts.
Vice President, Business Operations
Devin leads Course Hero’s Business Operations team. His focus is building scalable systems and processes to ensure operational excellence across content development, customer experience, and the tutor marketplace. Devin holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. In his spare time, he enjoys making pizza, exploring beaches, and playing games with his kids. His favorite books are adventure and travel stories, including Touching the Void by Joe Simpson.
Vice President, Finance
Kris leads Course Hero’s Finance and Accounting team with a focus on enabling the effective prioritization of business initiatives in a scalable manner. Prior to Course Hero, Kris was VP of Strategic FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) at Shutterfly and held various leadership roles at eBay and Applied Materials. She has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley. When not immersed in Excel spreadsheets, Kris enjoys spending time with family, friends, and occasionally the treadmill. She is an avid reader and loves the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
Vice President, Engineering
As VP of Engineering at Course Hero, Hemant’s focus is on scaling our team and platform, leading to rapid, sustainable growth. His professional interests include highly scalable and available SaaS platforms and Agile software development techniques. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. His favorite book is Illusions by Richard Bach.
Vice President, Educators
Tara leads Course Hero’s educator product, community, partnership, marketing, and brand initiatives. Before joining the team, she taught online research and media production classes at the University of California, Berkeley. Her background is in journalism, though she has spent the last decade launching educational initiatives, producing content, developing partnerships, growing communities, and managing teams in both nonprofit and corporate settings. Tara holds a BA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in Journalism from the University of Southern California. Her recommended book is a newspaper. And also, Men Explain Things to Me by writer-activist Rebecca Solnit.
Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships
Andrew leads Course Hero’s Marketing and Partnership teams. He leverages his experience in finance, product management, and content development to create and execute go-to-market strategies. He applies an analytical rigor to growth marketing initiatives and thoughtfully builds and promotes Course Hero’s brand. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, rooting for the Cal Bears, and trying new restaurants. Andrew holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. His favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Vice President, Growth
Tomas leads all growth initiatives at Course Hero, including supply and demand, across product and marketing. In his spare time, he likes understanding the why behind everything, especially how humans think—or don’t. He writes about his findings in his Growth series on Medium. He’s also written a book and given a TEDx Talk about storytelling structure. His favorite book is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow or any other book about how humans think. Tomas holds an MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris, another MSc from ICAI – Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer
Harriet Seitler leads the shaping and delivery of Course Hero’s core objective to be the trusted learning destination, for both students and educators. She previously spent 25 years in marketing for Oprah Winfrey as an Emmy Award–winning CMO for OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and for Harpo Studios, where she led key programs such as Oprah’s Australian Adventure and ChristmasKindness tour and wrote the iconic line “Live Your Best Life.” Harriet loves cycling, family and friends, books, movies, great TV, wine, entertaining (especially Thanksgiving), traveling … and fresh flowers. Her favorite book is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Chief of Staff
Governed by an impenetrable belief in meaningful process, Mabel facilitates the executive team’s effectiveness and execution of goals, along with supporting organizational operations and making everything better for everyone. Outside of work, she spends much of her time attending to the whims and fancies of her two bulldogs, while also binge-watching police procedurals and crime dramas. She holds both a BS in Managerial Economics and a BS in Sociology from UC Davis. Her favorite book is Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan.
Executive Vice President, Engineering
Josh is proud to have grown the Course Hero Engineering team sixfold since joining in 2014, and he enjoys helping engineers derive meaning and fulfillment from their work. His technical interests span web development, consumer products, UX/UI design, AI, and algorithmic complexity. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, reading, traveling, woodworking, and gardening. Josh holds an MS in computer science from Stanford and a BS in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis. His favorite book is Managing Humans by Michael Lopp.
Steve Van Horne
Chief Operating Officer;
Chief Financial Officer
Steve leads Course Hero’s Business Operations, Corporate Operations, and Finance teams. He specializes in helping high-growth companies scale and prosper, as well as driving strategy, operational efficiencies, and business organization evolution. Steve spends his free time with his family and loves sailing, traveling, organic gardening, and building stuff out of wood. Steve holds a BA in history and Asian studies from Dartmouth College, an MA in international policy studies from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His favorite books are history and biographies. Next on the list is Washington by Ron Chernow.
Chief Product Officer
Ankur leads Course Hero’s Growth, Product Management, Design, and Content Development teams. He specializes in identifying unique market opportunities, creating business strategy, and launching new products. In his spare time, he enjoys creating fusion recipes, playing tennis, volunteering at his kids’ schools, and studying mathematics. Ankur holds a BS and MS in computer science and electrical engineering from UC Berkeley. His favorite book is The Complete Yes Minister by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay.
Director, Product Management
Nick joined Course Hero when he graduated from UCLA in 2011. Nick leads Course Hero’s proprietary content strategy and is responsible for scaling the tutor marketplace, producing the Premium Q&A product, and creating literature study guides and videos. Nick is passionate about creating products that customers use and love. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, running marathons, climbing mountains, fishing, reading biographies, and dreaming. His favorite book is Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.