Christopher "Chip" Paucek
Co-Founder & CEO
Christopher "Chip" Paucek is the co-founder and CEO of 2U Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). In 2021 under Paucek’s leadership 2U acquired edX–one of the world’s leading online education platforms. With this industry-redefining combination 2U and edX have become one of the world’s most complete online learning platforms.Paucek's innovative work at 2U has earned him accolades including: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012 Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award 2013 multiple Highest Rated CEO awards from Glassdoor and more. He is a leading voice and speaker on entrepreneurship and the global EdTech landscape. Paucek also sits on 2U’s Board of Directors.Paucek has been involved in education ventures since the 1990s. Prior to 2U Paucek served as CEO of Smarterville Inc. the parent company of Hooked on Phonics. Paucek began his entrepreneurial career in 1993 when he co-founded his first company Cerebellum Corporation which produced the award-winning educational television program and video series Standard Deviants. He led Cerebellum as Co-CEO until 2003. In 2004 Paucek took a break from the business world to serve as deputy campaign manager for the successful re-election of United States Senator Barbara Mikulsk before co-founding 2U. Paucek holds a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.B.A. from the 2U-powered MBA@UNC program and lives in Annapolis MD with his wife Gabbi and two sons Noah and Henry.