Nerdy, the parent company of Varsity Tutors and a direct-to-consumer platform for live online learning, has appointed Kathleen Philips to board as an independent director.

Philips recently worked for eight-years in a variety of senior roles at real estate website provider Zillow Group including chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief legal officer. Before that she was general counsel for companies including StubHub, Hotwire, and FanSnap, as well as an associate attorney for Cooley Godward. She is currently a board member for Accel Entertainment, The Knot Worldwide, and Axiom Global.

Chuck Cohn, founder, chairman and chief executive of Nerdy. “We are pleased to welcome Kathleen to our board of directors given her extensive professional experience across nearly all executive functions within Zillow and other companies. As we continue to transform the way in which people learn on a broad scale, Kathleen’s experience leading companies through critical milestones will make her a vital addition to our board.”

Philips said: “It’s an honour to join the board of directors at Nerdy as they continue to transform online learning. I am passionate about disruptive companies, especially those like Nerdy whose technologies add unprecedented value to the lives of their consumers. I’m looking forward to leveraging my financial and legal experience in the technology sector to help Nerdy fulfil its important and impactful mission.”

Nerdy is headquartered in St Louis, Missouri.

Date published: 9 April 2021

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