Bill O’Shea


Bill is currently Vice President, EMEA for Udemy. Udemy is an online learning platform / SaaS organization. Bill’s main remit is to lead scaling out the Udemy for Business organization in EMEA. This includes building a commercial team to serve the major EMEA markets and help Udemy grow internationally. Bill also has the responsibility of leading many functions in a dotted line manner with a view to developing the right culture, driving collaboration and driving an EMEA vision.  

Previous to this Bill was EMEA Sales Director for Qualtrics. Bill helped lead the EMEA organization to scale over a 4-year period, building a team to serve the major markets in EMEA while enabling the organization to increase revenue by 12X from 2015 to 2019.  

Previous to Qualtrics, Bill spent 20 years working for Dell Inc. In his last 5 years at Dell Bill was Executive Sales Director & GM for Dell’s UK Channel business. During this time Bill built out a significant organization in Ireland, the UK and India to serve a business that grew by 3X to $850m. Bill held many other Sales, Marketing & Operational leadership and individual contributor roles in Dell over the years based in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. 

Bill’s expertise lies in the following areas: building teams, leadership, opening/scaling new markets, direct and channel selling, hiring great people, cross functional collaboration, customer engagement, change management, planning, operational excellence, etc.  

Bill is passionate about helping others and enjoys seeing others prosper and drive their own success.  

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