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Ryan O’Mahoney

Managing Director, Short Courses

Favorite 2U Guiding Principle: Relationships matter

Ryan O’Mahoney is the managing director responsible for the overall success of the GetSmarter Short Course product at 2U, Inc. He is based in 2U’s Cape Town office where he directly manages the Market Research, Corporate Sales and Product Brand teams and leads the Short Course Leadership Team, a cross-functional team focused on product planning, marketing, delivery and enhancement. 

Previously, Ryan served as GetSmarter’s chief marketing officer in the executive team that quadrupled the market size of GetSmarter in three years, and which led to their successful acquisition by 2U in 2017.  Prior to GetSmarter, O’Mahoney worked as the sales and marketing executive for performance brands where he built up the First Ascent and Capestorm brands.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) from Stellenbosch University as well as an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. He has also completed certificate studies through Melbourne University, the University of Cape Town, MIT, and the Graduate School of Business.