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Darren Shimkus

Udemy for Business

Darren Shimkus
Vice President and General Manager
Udemy for Business


Darren Shimkus is vice president and general manager at Udemy. Shimkus leads all marketing, sales, product, strategy and operations for the company’s corporate learning platform, Udemy for Business.

Shimkus brings nearly two decades of experience building and growing high-performing sales, marketing, and product management teams. Previously, Shimkus was the senior vice president of global sales and business development at Mophie, a technology company that manufactures smartphone accessories. At Mophie, Shimkus was responsible for driving revenue across the Americas, EMEA and Asia, where in two years he doubled the company’s revenue to several hundred million dollars. Prior to Mophie, Shimkus worked at CEB, where he focused on building and delivering corporate education products in the U.S. and across Europe.
Shimkus holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from Stanford.

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