Impacting Over 4 Million Students With Transformative Learning – With Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare
The only way I’m going to survive and the only way I’m going to be successful is if I learn how to get things done through other people. And that means I got to be a better manager, that means I got to be a better coach.
Matt Cooper is the CEO of Skillshare which has impacted over four million students with over 22,000 plus classes. They believe that learning is transformative – individually, socially, economically – and their mission is to connect life-long learners everywhere and build a more creative and prosperous world.
In this podcast, Matt talks about his career change from investment banker to CEO of more than one startup company. With his background in finance, it was like a shift from pit mechanic to race car driver.
Before joining Skillshare, he was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of Operations of a company now known as Upwork, the world’s largest marketplace for online work.
His expertise in company operations has given him much insight into building company culture, structuring a team that doesn’t leave the CEO isolated at the top, and how to create a SaaS company that stands out from other platforms.
He’s a father of four girls and spends most of his non-working hours driving them their various activities. When he does have a rare free moment, he enjoys surfing, fishing, running and anything outdoors.