I’ve worked in the fast-evolving world of learning technology for more than 25 years. During this time, I’ve served in many roles.
Sales and marketing:
As Vice President, Enterprise Learning Solutions, I’m currently responsible for the growth and development of enterprise client opportunities and strategic partnerships for Blatant Media and its flagship product, Absorb LMS. Here are some of the reasons I’ve joined this fast-growing company.
Prior to October 2011, I served as a senior level executive with Brandon Hall Group, formerly Brandon Hall Research (www.brandon-hall.com), a research and advisory services firm. Having joined Brandon Hall in 2000 as a learning and development analyst, I attained the position of CEO in 2007.
During my 11-year tenure at Brandon Hall, I authored many reports and online knowledge bases about learning technologies that have helped hundreds of organizations pick the right solutions to meet their needs. I also delivered numerous live and virtual sessions on a wide range of topics including learning management and learning content management system selection, mobile learning, and virtual classrooms, among others.
In February 2008, I was named a Technobabble 2.0 Top 100 Technology Analyst for my corporate blog, Analyzing Learning. I’ve also been a daily contributor to Brandon Hall’s group blog, Workplace Learning Today. This blog has been named one of Top 50 Human Resource Blogs by Evan Carmichael. We were rated first in the area of Talent Management.
Technologist and course developer:
In the late 1990s, I worked for a Montréal-based training company called Le Groupe Mentor (subsequently acquired by CGI) as a learning consultant and developer. The Mentor team focused on creating custom-built training applications to help people become productive in ERP environments such as SAP. Through my association with Le Groupe Mentor, I had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects for such well-known companies as SUN Microsystems, Cirque du Soleil, and Pfizer, among others.
My years as a developer and also included a three-year project leading a team of software developers in producing more than 300 hours of computer-based courseware for the Canadian Department of National Defence. I was also an entrepreneur for a few years, having started an e-learning company that produced content for many companies including SHL Systemhouse.
I’m very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had working in learning and development and learning technology. These opportunities have given me experience in strategy, operations, management, marketing, Web- and client/server-based application development, social media, programming/authoring, graphic interface design, and development of procedural and quality assurance methodologies.
Most importantly, though, my years in this industry have introduced me to interesting and dedicated individuals who understand the transformational power of learning. I’d love to get to know more of you. Let’s connect!
In January 2009, I was named to the Advisory Board of the McGill University Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). I’m thankful for the opportunity to give back to the institution that has given me so much.
I’m a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Music where I studied music theory. I’m an avid guitarist who loves to accompany singers.
I’m an amateur photographer. You can see some of my work on Flickr.
I believe the bicycle is one of the humanity’s greatest inventions. I will always be thankful to my family doctor who told me to step away from the computer and get some much needed exercise. She instilled in my a deep love of cycling.