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Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer
"A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin
Matt Norden is 2U’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In this dual role, he oversees corporate governance and affairs, corporate finance and accounting, and investor relations.
Norden ensures legal and regulatory compliance, optimizes the capital structure, and evaluates opportunities for cost management. His responsibilities also extend to intellectual property matters, aligning financial and legal strategies with 2U’s business objectives.
After joining 2U in September 2013, Norden helped lead 2U through its successful initial public offering in 2014 as well as the company’s acquisitions of GetSmarter (2017), Trilogy Education (2019), and edX (2021). He assumed the joint position of Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 2023.
Before joining 2U, Norden served as vice president, general counsel at TOMS Shoes. He served four years as the company’s global in-house legal counsel, providing cross-border advice to executive management on a variety of strategic and operational issues, and played an integral role in the company’s rapid expansion to China, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
Earlier in his career, Norden was an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, securities law, and general corporate matters.
Norden graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology, earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and earned his M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.