Chief Executive Officer – Udacity
Vishal Makhijani is CEO of Udacity. Prior to joining Udacity in 2013, Vishal held leadership positions at high-growth companies, including Zynga, Yandex, and Yahoo where he scaled the business to millions of users.
Prior to joining Yandex, he was senior vice president of Yahoo’s Search Group where he lead the group to over $1 billion in revenue and open sourced Yahoo’s search engine. Prior to Yahoo!, Vishal was general manager at Inktomi where he navigated a change in business models and orchestrated the sale of the company to Yahoo. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the New York and Silicon Valley offices, serving Fortune 500 and startup clients. Vish has held board positions on several public and private companies, and is currently on the board of both Prosperworks and Pepperdata. Vish holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.