Leadership

Andrew Grauer
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.
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.
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.
Sue Olson
Vice President, People
Sue leads the People Operations and Talent Acquisition teams at Course Hero. She specializes in building high-performance teams in high-growth organizations, with an emphasis on corporate culture and engagement. She likes to focus on volunteering, mentorship (especially of professional women), diversity, and inclusion. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at a local high school and various nonprofits, long-distance running, and time with family. Sue holds a BA in business administration, management, from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Josh Tyler
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.
Ankur Varma
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 Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt.

Board of Directors

Mark L. Feldman, Ph.D.
Founder, Five Frogs Ventures;
Former Head of Global M&A, PwC
Andrew Grauer
CEO and Cofounder, Course Hero
Fred Grauer, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Course Hero;
Former Chairman and CEO, Barclays Global Investors
Michael T. Moe
CEO and Cofounder, GSV Asset Management
Gokul Rajaram
Caviar Lead and Executive, Square;
Former Head of AdSense, Google

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 AcceleraTE, a venture capital fund investing in exceptional entrepreneurs and their companies in the education and talent technology sector. In addition, she is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of the ASU+GSV Summit and Founder and Senior Advisor of GSV Advisors. Now in its 10th year, the ASU GSV X Summit celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape and attracts over 4,000 attendees. She is a member of the boards of The Common Ground Foundation, Harvey Mudd College, National Louis University, Oriental Education Institute (OEI), The Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, The Khan Academy Thought Leadership Council, The Board of Dean’s Advisory Council at Princeton University, and The Strada Institute for the Future of Work Advisory Committee. Deborah currently serves on the boards of Ascend Learning (a portfolio company of Blackstone and CCCP), Degreed, The Educational Testing Service (ETS), Fairygodboss, Lightneer and Remind. She is a board observer at CreativeLive and RaiseMe, and an advisory board member of Area9 Lyceum.

Investors