EdX Appoints Adam Medros as President and COO
Former TripAdvisor executive brings strategic, product development, and operational expertise to power innovation and growth at global scale
Cambridge, MA – October 18, 2017 – EdX.org, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, today announced the appointment of Adam Medros as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Medros will assume the day-to-day management and oversight of edX’s operations, contribute to edX’s strategy and growth and report to Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor.
Medros comes to edX from TripAdvisor, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President of Global Product, leader of the hotels vertical, and a member of the executive team. Medros brings experience in building strong teams and driving innovation. His appointment comes at an exciting time for edX, as the company continues to grow, expanding its global learner base to over 13 million students and offering new, innovative programs and credentials designed to help learners advance their careers.
“We are delighted to welcome Adam to the edX team and we are confident that he will bring strong, strategic and operational thinking to the organization,” said Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor. “Adam’s expertise in driving successful online businesses and pioneering platform products will be instrumental in ensuring growth and rapid innovation at edX, as we work toward our mission of increasing access to education for everyone, everywhere.”
“I’m excited to join edX and am energized by the organization’s mission, evolution and explosive growth,” said Medros. “As all aspects of our world exist increasingly more online, it is crucial that education continues to innovate alongside all other technologies. EdX is at the forefront of driving this innovation. I am thrilled to be working with this mission-based company and the incredible team behind this movement.”
Most recently, Medros led the hotels business for TripAdvisor, which is its largest business unit. He served at TripAdvisor for 13 years, where his roles included revenue optimization, online customer acquisition, product management and strategy and content operations. Before TripAdvisor, Medros worked in product management and finance at Amazon and as a business analyst for Nordstrom’s eCommerce business. Medros received his BA in Economics and German with Honors from Dartmouth College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
EdX is a nonprofit, open-source learning destination offering online courses from more than 130 member institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges, and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and based in Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., edX is focused on transforming online and classroom learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like educational experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform.