Geschäftsleitung

Chad Gaydos - Chief Operating Officer

Chad Gaydos

Chief Operating Officer
Chad Gaydos - Chief Operating Officer

Chad Gaydos

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Pellegrino - SVP Finance & Investment Relations

Mike Pellegrino

Chief Financial Officer
Mike Pellegrino - SVP Finance & Investment Relations

Mike Pellegrino

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Tara O'Sullivan - Chief Marketing Officer

Tara O'Sullivan

Chief Marketing Officer
Tara O'Sullivan - Chief Marketing Officer

Tara O'Sullivan

Chief Marketing Officer

In her role as Chief Marketing Officer for Skillsoft, Tara ensures that everything we do at Skillsoft and especially our digital technology strategy, presents our brand, our voice and our vision consistently and authoritatively. 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. Tara has over 23 years' experience in B2B technology marketing including leadership positions in Oracle, IONA Technologies, SAS and TES Global. Ihren MA in International Marketing hat sie am University College Dublin in Irland absolviert.

Mark Onisk - Chief Content Officer

Mark Onisk

Chief Content Officer
Mark Onisk - Chief Content Officer

Mark Onisk

Chief Content Officer

 

Apratim Purakayastha – Technikvorstand

Apratim Purakayastha

Chief Technology Officer
Apratim Purakayastha – Technikvorstand

Apratim Purakayastha (AP)

Chief Technology Officer

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 – Chief People Officer

Greg Porto

Chief People Officer
Greg Porto – Chief People Officer

Greg Porto

Chief People Officer

Heide Abelli - SVP Content Production

Heide Abelli

SVP Content Production
Heide Abelli - SVP Content Production

Heide Abelli

SVP Content Production

Anthony Barbone - SVP, SumTotal Systems Sales

Anthony Barbone

SVP, SumTotal Systems Sales
Anthony Barbone - SVP, SumTotal Systems Sales

Anthony Barbone

SVP, SumTotal Systems Sales

 

Potoula Chresomales - SVP Product Management

Potoula Chresomales

SVP Product Management
Potoula Chresomales - SVP Product Management

Potoula Chresomales

SVP Product Management

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.

Kevin Currier - SVP SumTotal Chief Architect

Kevin Currier

SVP SumTotal Chief Architect
Kevin Currier - SVP SumTotal Chief Architect

Kevin Currier

SVP SumTotal Chief Architect

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 Dawe - SVP Global Sales Operations

Joe Dawe

SVP Global Sales Operations
Joe Dawe - SVP Global Sales Operations

Joe Dawe

SVP Global Sales Operations

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 Feldman - SVP Cloud Ops

Edi Feldman

SVP Cloud Ops
Edi Feldman - SVP Cloud Ops

Edi Feldman

SVP Cloud Ops

 

Shawn Garrett - SVP Finance

Shawn Garrett

SVP Finance
Shawn Garrett - SVP Finance

Shawn Garrett

SVP Finance

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 Hartsough - SVP Global Content Sales

Robert Hartsough

SVP Global Content Sales
Robert Hartsough - SVP Global Content Sales

Robert Hartsough

SVP Global Content Sales

Kieran King - SVP Marketing

Kieran King

SVP Marketing
Kieran King - SVP Marketing

Kieran King

SVP Marketing

Jeff Lyons - SVP Global Professional Services

Jeff Lyons

SVP Global Professional Services
Jeff Lyons - SVP Global Professional Services

Jeff Lyons

SVP Global Professional Services

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.

 

Snehanshu Shah - SVP Value & Solutions Practice

Snehanshu Shah

SVP Value & Solutions Practice
Snehanshu Shah - SSVP Value & Solutions Practice

Snehanshu Shah

SVP Value & Solutions Practice

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.

Ed Zaval - SVP Customer Support

Ed Zaval

SVP Customer Support
Ed Zaval - SVP Customer Support

Ed Zaval

SVP Customer Support

Sheri Zee - SVP Culture and Talent

Sheri Zee

SVP Culture and Talent
Sheri Zee - SVP Culture and Talent

Sheri Zee

SVP Culture and Talent

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