Online Learning Platform Udacity Names Kenny Kim As CMO

By Annie Baker ● May 18, 2020
  • Online learning platform announced it has appointed Kenny Kim as its new Chief Marketing Officer

Online learning platform announced it has appointed Kenny Kim as its new Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Kim has 20 years of experience in marketing. And he is joining Udacity from Google where he worked as the Global Head of Growth Marketing for Google Shopping.

Udacity has been continuing to add new courses and Nanodegree programs to its library. And Kim will oversee the company’s continued efforts to raise awareness of the skilling capabilities that Udacity offers for workers around the globe.

And more recently, Udacity launched the AI for Healthcare Nanodegree program in conjunction with experts from Microsoft Research, Genentech, etc.

While working at Google, Kim oversaw performance marketing and advertising for Google Shopping. And previously, he led the marketing teams for both NatureBox and SquareTrade. Kim also held leadership roles at other high-growth startups like Trulia and Hotwire as well as brands like American Express and Ticketmaster.

Udacity is known for collaborating with expert instructors and over 200 global industry partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz, and NVIDIA to power technical education. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Udacity has operations in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Germany, India, and the United Arab Emirates. And Udacity has raised $163 million in funding to date from investors including Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, and Drive Capital.

Key Quotes:

“Kenny is a strategic leader with a diverse marketing background. His experience helping build disruptive, category-defining companies into lasting brands comes at a perfect time for us,” said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity. “With Udacity’s business accelerating globally and expanding rapidly into the enterprise and government markets, we look forward to Kenny helping us become the market leader in upskilling the world’s workers in the careers of the future.”

– Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.

“Udacity’s commitment to providing business leaders, their employees, and also individuals with the skills they’ll need for the future is a powerful mission. I’m eager to do my part to help Udacity transform online education by connecting its new programs and existing solutions to their growing base of partners and learners.”

– Kenny Kim