NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SKILLSHARE, the online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business and technology disciplines, announced today that it has appointed Christophe Gillet as Chief Product Officer. Gillet will lead Skillshare's product, design and engineering efforts as the company continues expanding its learning ecosystem aimed predominantly at freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative professionals.
"Coming out of our last round of financing we knew we wanted to invest heavily in our product experience," said Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare, referencing the $28 million dollar Round C of funding the company announced in July of this year. "I can think of no better investment into that experience than bringing on a leader with Christophe's track record of building great products for platform and online video companies."
Gillet brings nearly two decades of product management experience to Skillshare. Prior to joining Skillshare, Gillet was GM & Head of Product at Vimeo, where he led both the product vision for the overall brand experience and development for Vimeo's creator platform tools. Gillet has also previously held product roles at eBay, Fan.TV, AOL and iPreo.
"I'm thrilled to join the Skillshare team," shared Gillet. "Not only have they built a rapidly-growing business with strong fundamentals, but also a community of millions of passionate individuals who share a core belief in the value of lifelong learning. I'm excited to contribute to this community and help curious people everywhere connect in more ways."
Skillshare (www.skillshare.com) is an online learning community on a mission to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and build a more creative, innovative, and prosperous world. Founded in 2010, the Skillshare community is comprised of over 6 million members from 100+ countries, who come to the open-platform to take classes, connect with others, and even teach a class of their own. Students can enroll in hundreds of free classes, or unlock unlimited access to the full class catalog by upgrading to Premium for a low, monthly rate.
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