2U, Inc.
Jan 30, 2017

2U Expands Leadership Team with New Senior Hires

LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leader in partnering with colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs, today announced the addition of Gautam Guliani as senior vice president, technology, Mike Tarrant as vice president and general manager and Karlo Young as vice president and general manager.

"As 2U grows and extends its mission to help an increasing number of major universities become the best possible digital versions of themselves, we need to add dedicated and thoughtful leaders to manage 2U's new and existing university relationships, drive our business forward and represent our unique culture," said Jason "JZ" Zocks, 2U executive vice president of program management. "We're delighted to welcome Gautam, Mike and Karlo to the 2U leadership team."

Gautam Guliani, 2U's new sr. vice president, technology will lead software engineering and corporate information technology across the 2U technology team. Guliani has more than 20 years of experience in building and managing world-class technology systems, processes and teams in the education, advertising and media industries. Prior to 2U, Guliani served in senior technology roles at AppNexus, Prometheus Global Media, iVillage, Kaplan Inc. and TheStreet.com.

Mike Tarrant joins 2U as vice president and general manager of 2U's new partnership with the University of Dayton. Tarrant brings deep experience in the higher education industry; having served in a range of academic leadership roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC at Greensboro, the National University of Singapore and the UNC System. Tarrant holds a B.A. in political science and MBA both from UNC.

Karlo Young joins 2U as vice president and general manager of 2U's partnership with Syracuse University. Young has held senior roles at Signal Hill Capital, KPMG, Inforistec and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Young serves on a number of local community boards including the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. Young holds a B.S. in information systems from Drexel University and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U's No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome. To learn more, visit 2U.com.

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