Bill Donoghue stieß im Oktober 2015 als agierender Partner von Charterhouse zu Skillsoft und wurde im Dezember 2015 zum Vorstandsvorsitzenden ernannt. Er verfügt über 25 Jahre Erfahrung in der Branche und war lange in leitenden Positionen tätig. Vor seinem Einstieg bei Skillsoft war er fünf Jahre lang als leitender Geschäftsführer von TES Global tätig. Bei TES Global spielte er eine wichtige Rolle für die überaus erfolgreiche Umsetzung der digitalen Transformation des Unternehmens und half mit, dessen globale Präsenz als weltgrößtes Lehrernetzwerk vorzubereiten, was im Verkauf des Unternehmens an TPG gipfelte. Davor war Donoghue Vorstandsvorsitzender von Ramesys, wo er sechs Jahre verbrachte und die Aufsicht über den Wandel des Unternehmens hin zu einer führenden Marke auf dem Bildungs- und Einzelhandelsmarkt Großbritanniens begleitete. Darüber hinaus fungiert er als nicht-exekutives Mitglied und Berater einer Reihe von Unternehmen in Großbritannien und den USA.
Mike was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mike spent 12 years at the company in a variety of senior finance roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. He also played a key role in the transformation and restructure at the company and was a member of the Leadership team who developed and executed the plan. He has vast experience of working with various capital structures including public equity and public & private debt. In addition, he has acted as the key liaison with the company's sponsors, investors and lenders. Mike began his early career at Ernst & Young. He has a BSc. in Corporate Finance from University of Massachusetts - Lowell and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS.
Als Chief Creative Officer von Skillsoft sorgt Tara dafür, dass alles, was wir tun, und insbesondere unsere Strategie hinsichtlich der digitalen Technologie, unsere Marke, unsere Stimme und unsere Vision einheitlich und eindeutig widerspiegelt. Tara verfügt über umfassende Erfahrung in den Bereichen Produktmarketing und Branding sowie in der Förderung strategischen Wachstums. O'Sullivan leitet die Geschäftsbereiche Inhaltserstellung und Unternehmensmarketing. Sie blickt auf über 23 Jahre Erfahrung im B2B-Technologiemarketing zurück, die sie unter anderem in leitenden Positionen bei Oracle, IONA Technologies, SAS und TES Global gesammelt hat. Ihren MA in International Marketing hat sie am University College Dublin in Irland absolviert.
Mark is responsible for leading all aspects of the strategic direction, roadmap and development of Skillsoft’s content catalogue. Prior to his role as Chief Content Officer, Mark was SVP of Skillsoft Books (formerly Books24x7), successfully launching the Company’s book summary product and increasing the company’s audiobook collection by more than 60%, making it the largest collection of audiobooks within the corporate learning market. Today we work with more than 230 global publishers to offer over 40,000 best-selling digital and audiobook titles. Prior to Skillsoft Books, Mark led strategic business development where he worked on cross functional project and services teams to deliver integrated learning experiences with Skillsoft’s key clients. Mark began his career in Skillsoft as VP Content Production after the Element K acquisition in 2011. His career with Element K spanned 15 years, where he was responsible for the company's product strategy, content development and operational execution. Mark earned his MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from State University of New York, College at Brockport.
Chad Gaydos leitet die weltweite Außendienstorganisation von Skillsoft, SumTotal und Vodeclic in Nord- und Südamerika, EMEA und APAC. Er ist verantwortlich für unsere Vertriebsstrategie, unsere Umsatzleistung und die Beziehungen zu unseren mehr als 6.500 Kunden in aller Welt. Bevor er zu Skillsoft stieß, hatte Gaydos leitende Verkaufspositionen bei SAP inne, dem weltgrößten Anbieter von Unternehmenssoftware. Bei SAP war er als COO für SAPs regulierte Industriezweige verantwortlich, und zwar insbesondere für den Vertrieb, die betrieblichen Abläufe, den Erfolg bei den Kunden und die Markteinführungsstrategie. Gaydos war über 18 Jahre lang für SAP tätig und ist seit 2007 Mitglied der Geschäftsführung. Er machte an der Kennesaw State University im US-Bundesstaat Georgia seinen BBA in Finanzwissenschaften.
AP ist verantwortlich für Ingenieurswesen, Produktmanagement, Cloud-Verwaltung und IT sämtlicher Produkte des Skillsoft-Konzerns. Er konnte weitreichende Erfahrungen in der Unterstützung rasch wachsender Technologieunternehmen sammeln. Unter anderem war er Generaldirektor und SVP für SaaS bei SevOne, wo er für den On-Demand- und SaaS-Geschäftsbereich verantwortlich war. Davor war er im selben Unternehmen als SVP für Ingenieurswesen tätig. Vor SevOne hatte AP mehrere leitende Positionen im Technologiebereich inne und war unter anderem Konzernpräsident von ACI Worldwide und Software-Leiter von IBM. AP verfügt über einen PhD in Informatik der Duke University, einen MS in Informatik der Washington State University sowie einen BS in Informatik der indischen Jadavpur University.
Greg Porto, der Chief People Officer von Skillsoft, leitet und verwaltet unser weltweites Personalwesen. Er achtet darauf, dass unsere Kultur sich ständig weiterentwickelt, damit wir den besten Talenten der Welt einen optimalen Arbeitsplatz bieten können. Porto kam 2002 zu Skillsoft und konnte über 20 Jahre Erfahrung in dieser Branche sammeln. Im Laufe seines Werdegangs war er für Skillsofts globales Personalwesen und verschiedene Funktionen zuständig und bekleidete einige weitere administrative Posten, unter anderem in der Rechtsabteilung. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Skillsoft arbeitete Greg in ähnlichen Positionen bei CBT Systems/SmartForce. Er verfügt über einen Bachelor des Connecticut College in New London im US-Bundesstaat Connecticut.
In her new role at Skillsoft, Heide is responsible for driving innovation and growth in the Leadership & Business Skills, Digital Skills and Compliance content portfolios. Heide has extensive experience in the publishing, media and educational technology / training sectors. Prior to joining Skillsoft, Heide spent almost a decade working at Harvard Business Publishing, where she developed award-winning e-learning products in the leadership and business skills content areas. Prior to that, she held several roles at the global media giant, Bertelsmann. Heide is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the practice of management. She has also held leadership roles in product development, innovation and product management Fortune 100 companies. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is on the faculty of the Management and Organization Department of Boston College’s School of Business.
Tony Barbone is responsible for leading the Sales and Consulting Lines of Business across five global regions including Presales, Channels, and our Strategic Customer Program. Tony has over 20 years’ experience in Enterprise Software Sales, most recently led the Healthcare Business Unit for SAP – one of SAP’s most strategic industry pursuits. Prior to the Healthcare leadership role, Tony held multiple sales/management roles including Strategic Account Management, Product Sales, and Business Development spanning 25+ industry verticals. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Tony studied Finance and Marketing at the University of British Columbia, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Potoula is responsible for product development, innovation, and user experience design including the launch of the award-winning Percipio intelligent learning platform. Potoula leads the product organization in agile product development and lean product practices of prototype-test-iterate to ensure we are building products our customers will love. Prioir to joining Skillsoft, Potoula held leadership positions in digital product management and marketing at Kaplan Test Prep, The College Board, McGraw-Hill, and JP MorganChase. Potoula has an M.B.A from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and a B.S. from New York University.
As Senior Vice President of Engineering for SumTotal, Kevin is responsible for architecture, product development and training for the SumTotal product portfolio. Since joining SumTotal in 2006, Kevin has held multiple leadership positions including Chief Architect and Senior Director of Development. In these roles, Kevin had the opportunity to lead innovation initiatives across the entire suite, while launching multiple new product modules. Prior to these roles, Kevin was Director of Development at MindSolve Technologies. Kevin earned his BSBA in Computer Science and his EMBA at The University of Florida.
Joe joined Skillsoft as SVP of Global Sales Operations and has over twenty-five years of operations, technology and management experience. He has spent much of his career in customer-facing roles such as consulting and professional services as well as time building a leading global operations organization. Joe joined Skillsoft from Akamai Technologies where he has most recently led their Business Operations organization responsible for global scale. During his tenure at Akamai Joe led their Professional Services and Global Sales Operations teams. Joe holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond.
Edi is responsible for leading the cloud operations team at Skillsoft, where he led the transformation of Skillsoft products from on premise to SaaS, helped establish the Skillsoft Security Governance Board in partnership with our Information Technology team, helped Skillsoft achieve FedRamp certification and played a key role in several of the company’s acquisitions. Edi holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
In his role as Senior Vice President of Finance, Shawn leads our global accounting, tax and treasury functions. Shawn has over 20 years of experience leading finance organizations, mainly Private Equity backed, software companies. Most recently, Shawn was the CFO at SmartBear Software, a global provider of software testing tools, where he helped lead a successful sale process. Prior to that, Shawn was VP of Finance at Aspect Software, a $500m global provider of business communication solutions and services. Shawn began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, where he was a licensed CPA. He has a BA in Business Administration from Merrimack College.
Robert is responsible for leading the Sales and Consulting Lines of Business across five global regions including Specialist Line of Business, and Channels. In addition to Sales, Consulting, and Field operations, Robert is also Customer satisfaction in the Skillsoft Customer base. Prior to joining Skillsoft, Robert spent the majority of his Enterprise Software Career leading various business units for SAP America. Former positions include Chief Operating Officer South Market, National Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Regional Vice President of Manufacturing Solutions Sales, and Vice President of Business Intelligence Solutions. Robert has 30 years’ experience in the Enterprise Software industry and 20 years of service at SAP. Prior to joining SAP, he held various leadership and sales positions at software, consulting, and technology firms focusing on Enterprise Process Improvement. Robert earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kieran King is responsible for Skillsoft Group’s go-to-market (GTM) pipeline building functions including demand generation, lead generation, marketing content strategy, digital marketing, field marketing, channel marketing as well as sales and services enablement. Kieran has over 20 years of extensive experience in the human capital industry. Early in her career, Kieran managed the execution of business development and worldwide customer success plans for strategic accounts. She then went on to develop multiple methodologies and customer insight strategies that were applied across sales, operations, marketing, customer support, product and competitive functions. During that period of her career, Kieran also became a thought leader featured in white papers, conferences, influential publications and radio. In her last role, Kieran led the development of a new software sales specialty practice composed of value engineering, industry specialization, solution portfolio principals and sales enablement. Kieran graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Delaware.
Jeff has over 20 years of software industry experience, having held leadership roles in every business function: development, sales, services, and support. Prior to his current role, Jeff was Chief of Staff for SumTotal, where he led the integration of four acquired business and drove key, cross-functional change initiatives and strategic projects as SumTotal transformed itself into the largest independent provider of integrated HCM solutions. This transition more than doubled revenue and drove tremendous efficiencies, increasing profitability almost ten-fold, and led to the strategic acquisition of SumTotal by Skillsoft. Prior to joining SumTotal, Jeff was co-founder and Chief Client Officer of MindSolve Technologies, a pioneer in employee performance management software based in Gainesville, FL. As Chief Client Officer, Jeff was responsible for all customer-facing operations: sales, services, and support. Jeff holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Florida.
Shah is SVP Value & Solutions Practice for Skillsoft Group. His team consists of industry, value and solutions experts who are responsible for accelerating sales cycles and building demand. Shah comes to us from SAP where he spent the last 12 years in a variety of senior leadership positions spanning diverse go-to-market, customer adoption, industry, business architecture and data science teams. During his tenure at SAP, he also helped create a design-thinking-focused sales methodology that led to some of SAP's largest platform customer successes. Shah has over 25 years' experience in the Enterprise Software industry and 12 years of service at SAP. Prior to SAP, Shah held product management and engineering leadership positions at Oracle, KLA-Tencor, Motorola and MCC, and founded multiple analytics start-ups early in his career. Shah has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
In his role as SVP Customer Support, Ed leads SumTotal’s product support and cloud delivery, overseeing overall service quality, incident response and resolution, as well as customer satisfaction. Ed is a career-long service professional and customer advocate, most recently serving as SVP Global Services at SevOne where he was responsible for 24x7 global support delivery of 13,000 customer tickets per year across SevOne’s installed base of enterprise and service provider customers, delivering subscription and SaaS based products to their end users. Previously, he held long term senior global Service and Support leadership roles at Coriant and Sycamore Networks, suppliers of Service Provider networking solutions. He has spent 20 years leading high-growth and large-scale worldwide service organizations, driving operational efficiency, and supporting extensive and complex customer implementations across the enterprise, service provider and government markets. Ed holds a BSEE degree from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.