Leadership
Andrew Grauer
Cofounder
Andrew cofounded Course Hero in 2006 while attending Cornell University. 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.
Gregor Carrigan
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.
John Peacock
CEO, Course Hero
As EVP and CEO, John leads business strategy and product for Course Hero. Previously, John served in product management roles overseeing the company’s Q&A Marketplace, Textbook Solutions, Mobile App, and Literature products for over three years. He specializes in growth, building and leading high-performing product and business teams. As much as he enjoys coding and tinkering in his spare time, he also likes to unplug and travel with his family as a way to refresh. John holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of Florida. His favorite book is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
Vicki Choi
Vice President, HR
Vicki leads Course Hero’s HR teams including HR Operations, HR Business Partners and Workplace. Since joining in 2011, she has developed people strategies and programs to support and grow our people, teams and culture. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and exercising her creative side through art, design and crafting. She holds a BS in Architecture from UC Berkeley and Masters Certificate in Human Resources from eCornell. Her favorite book is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou.
Devin Dworak
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.
Kris Espiritu
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.
Monique Ho
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer
Monique Ho serves as General Counsel at Course Hero. Monique oversees all legal matters including corporate governance, intellectual property, securities, compliance, regulatory and privacy. With more than 15 years of expertise in advising emerging companies, highly focused on technology companies, she ensures an effective legal and compliance process for the Company. Previous positions have given her an in-depth background in representing venture backed companies in financings, corporate and commercial transactions, M&As and IPOs. Monique attended University of California, Davis where she obtained a JD degree from King Hall School of Law. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Andrew Nesbit
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.
Sean Michael Morris
VP, Academics
Sean leads Course Hero’s educator team and initiatives, including partnerships with faculty, development of Course Hero’s educator platform and the creation of educator-focused content, events and workshops. Sean brings 20 years of experience in academia to Course Hero and is an expert in student-centered learning and critical digital pedagogy. Prior to joining Course Hero, Sean was a Senior Instructor in Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver. He also co-founded Digital Pedagogy Lab, an international professional development gathering for educators committed to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, critical digital pedagogy, and imagining a new future for education. Sean received his M.A. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His favorite book is The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.
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.
Advisors
Kurt Landgraf
President, Washington College
Kurt Landgraf spent 13 years as the president and CEO of Education Testing Service (ETS) and has extensive experience in economics, sociology, labor-relations management, and marketing. As an instructor at several universities across the country, including Princeton, Pennsylvania State, and Western Michigan, Landgraf has a grasp on where students are asking for the most supplemental resources, from both sides of the education system. At ETS, Landgraf oversaw the company’s entrance into the K-12 market, expanded its global business, broadened its education research activities, and nurtured its social mission through collaborations with groups serving underrepresented students.
Arthur Levine
President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
Prior to his 2006 appointment as the sixth president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Dr. Levine was president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and previously served as chair of the higher education program, chair of the Institute for Educational Management, and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Levine has also served as President of Bradford College and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation and Carnegie Council for Policy Studies in Higher Education. The author or co-author of ten books and dozens of articles and reviews, Dr. Levine spent several years researching the quality of teacher preparation in the United States and publishing numerous reports on the standards for admission and graduation from teaching programs.
Deborah Quazzo
Managing Partner, GSV AcceleraTE
Deborah is the Managing Partner of GSV Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in education and workforce technology entrepreneurs disrupting the $6 trillion sector. In addition, she is Co-founder of the ASU GSV Summit and Founder and Senior Advisor of GSV Advisors. Now in its 11th year, the ASU GSV Summit celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape and attracts over 5,500 attendees. She is a member of the boards of The Common Ground Foundation, Oriental Education Institute (OEI), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, The Khan Academy Thought Leadership Council, The New Profit Prophets Education Advisory Group and The Strada Institute for the Future of Work Advisory Committee. Deborah currently serves on the boards of Aakash Educational Services Ltd (a leading tutoring and test preparation company in India), Ascend Learning (a portfolio company of Blackstone and CCCP), Degreed, The Educational Testing Service (ETS), Intellispark, Mighty, Remind, and Turnitin (an Advance Communications company). She is a board observer at CreativeLive, Fairygodboss and RaiseMe. Deborah graduated cum laude with a BA in history from Princeton University in 1982 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1987.