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Coursera is an online education company with a mission to transform lives through access to high-quality education. The company supports millions of learners all over the world, taking courses from 150 university partners that include Yale, Duke, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and more internationally. They have raised over $300M from the likes of NEA, Kleiner Perkins and Future Fund – they are valued at over $1B.

Search Background

As Coursera moved more heavily into the enterprise sector it became clear that there was a need for senior leadership to enter the EMEA business. Erevena was retained to find a GM to replace Stephanie Durand who was relocating back to the US. This was with the ultimate aim of accelerating the growth of the business in EMEA, building a best-in-class commercial team and providing multi-functional leadership in the region as the company expanded rapidly.


The successful candidate needed to have mastered the complexities of commercial growth, particularly selling into the HR and Learning functions. There was a need to find someone who had held regional and executive positions previously and someone who could act as a mentor to the fast-growing team as this would be the most senior leader in the region.


Erevena successfully introduced Anthony Tattersall, a former Chief Sales Officer and multiple-time regional leader with an exceptional reputation and track record of scaling sales organisations across EMEA and having sold into the HR function for over a decade.

Leah Belsky

Senior Vice President, Enterprise at Coursera

Erevena played a pivotal role in helping us take our business to the next level. From start to finish, they were very strategic in how they approached the search, built relationships with our team and candidates, and categorized candidate profiles. We were given a fantastic pipeline to filter and refine, and I’m thrilled by our result.

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