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Coursera Hires Disney and eBay Vet as First CMO

Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Seven months after online education company Coursera brought in former Yale president Rick Levin as CEO, it has hired Kurt Apen as its first chief marketing officer. Apen was most recently a vice president of marketing at Disney Interactive and also spent more than a decade at eBay in a variety of marketing roles. Coursera, which has raised $85 million, offers what are known as MOOCs, massive open online courses, from dozens of universities.

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