Marketing veteran and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion joins Udacity as CMO to drive global expansion in the corporate and government sectors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Udacitythe digital talent transformation platform, is pleased to announce the addition of Sarah Reynolds (she/they) as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to his leadership team. Reynolds officially joined the Udacity leadership team June 2022and brings over a decade of experience in modern marketing and inclusive, people-centric digital transformation to the company, which aims to grow across all corporate and government sectors.
Prior to joining Udacity, Reynolds served as PTC’s interim head of commercial marketing following her success as Vice President of Enterprise Marketing. While at PTC, Reynolds led global marketing strategy and execution for the digital transformation software solutions provider, focusing on pipeline generation, value-based messaging, marketing excellence and talent development. Prior to PTC, Reynolds was vice president of marketing at Salary.com, where they led global marketing for the company for employee compensation data, software and analytics.
With a proven background in leading and scaling diverse, distributed teams of more than 100 people and a passion for people-centric, mission-driven businesses, Reynolds will lead Udacity’s global marketing organization and focus on supporting Udacity’s growth in the corporate and government sectors. This includes scaling Udacity’s marketing team and customer base, fostering thought leadership in the marketplace, and positioning Udacity as the leading digital talent transformation solution for companies and nations worldwide.
“At Udacity, we have a strong focus on transforming lives, businesses and nations through radical talent transformation. Sarah’s distinct background and proven ability to rapidly scale teams, develop business pipelines and communicate clear market leadership is vital as we continue our work with companies we strive to bridge the digital skills gap. We’re honored to have Sarah on board,” he said Gabriel DalportoCEO of Udacity.
“I’m thrilled to be joining a company that offers tangible, comprehensive solutions to the growing talent shortage,” said Reynolds. “Talent transformation isn’t just good for business — it empowers learners to find their voice, demonstrate their worth and unlock new growth opportunities. I look forward to helping scale the investments that public and private organizations are making in the future of work. We connect our clients with training programs that can help close critical opportunities and close gaps around the world.”
This appointment comes at a time when Udacity is seeing remarkable growth in its customer base. Today, Udacity has over 20 million registered users in 195 countries.
“Udacity’s leadership team is now 40 percent diverse,” continued Dalporto. “Involving diverse talent at all levels remains at the core of our Udacity values, and I am proud to work with leaders who bring their unique perspectives to our work and mission.”
Udacity transforms lives, businesses and nations through radical talent transformation in digital technologies. Udacity’s global online talent transformation platform focuses on in-demand digital technologies, mentoring support and project-based learning taught by industry experts. Programs include real-world content for professional skills in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, autonomous systems, cloud computing, and other disciplines. Udacity has more than 100 enterprise customers including Airbus, Bertelsmann, BNP Paribas, Leidos, Mazda and the United States Air Force. Udacity works with more than 200 global industry partners including Google, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to advance technical education. headquarters in Mountain View, Californiathe private company has offices in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Germany, Indiaand the United Arab Emirates. Udacity has raised $163 million so far financed by investors such as Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital. For more information, please visit www.udacity.com.