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Managing Director, Boot Camps
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay
Lorin Thomas-Tavel is the managing director of boot camps at 2U, Inc., where she oversees the performance and growth of the company's boot camp business. In this role, she drives the design, production, and execution of the portfolio’s operating plan to achieve its key financial targets and customer satisfaction metrics. Thomas-Tavel also oversees future product innovations and improvements to the student experience that help further drive program quality and outcomes.
Thomas-Tavel began her career at Kaplan in 2007. In her 14 years at the company, she served as Chief Administrative and Chief Operating Officer for their test prep business, before taking on the role of Chief Experience Officer for Kaplan North America. In her leadership roles, Thomas-Tavel led business transformation efforts, helped the business transition to a more consumer- and product-focused structure, and drove innovation efforts that diversified the company's product portfolio. Before Kaplan, she held executive positions with Ann Taylor, where she helped the company grow from a small national footprint to more than 800 stores and launch its online presence.
Thomas-Tavel holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and currently resides in New York.