Cofounder and CEO , 2U
Chip Paucek is 2U’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. After graduating from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political communication, Paucek founded Cerebellum Corporation, the company behind the award-winning educational Standard Deviants television program. Standard Deviants was distributed on over 100 PBS stations and was selected by TV Guide/Today Show as the top show for kids.
After leading Cerebellum Corporation for a decade, Paucek co-managed the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski. Senator Mikulski won the election in a landslide and set a state record for campaign contributions. Paucek then returned to education as the CEO of Hooked on Phonics and expanded access to the program by bringing it from infomercial sales to distribution across major U.S. retailers. His innovative work at 2U earned him the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 Award, and in 2012 he was invited to be on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills.