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by improving the performance of your people.

Our Mission Statement

We are your trusted partner and leading global provider of high-quality, innovative, cloud-based learning and performance support resources. Enabling organizations to achieve competitive advantages through superior enterprise-wide knowledge and skills.

Our History

Leadership Team

Bill Donoghue
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Donoghue
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bill joined Skillsoft as Charterhouse Operating Partner in October 2015 and was appointed CEO in December 2015. He led a hugely ambitious and successful transformation of the company, brand, people, technology, products and culture. He has 30 years' experience in business with extensive executive experience. Prior to joining Skillsoft, Bill was Chief Operating Officer at TES Global for 5 years. At TES Global, he was instrumental in executing the companies highly acclaimed digital transformation and building its global presence into the largest network of teachers in the world, leading to the sale of the company to TPG. Prior to joining TES Global, Bill was CEO of Ramesys where he spent six years and oversaw a transformation of the company into a leading player in the UK Schools and Retail markets. Bill is a non-executive director and advisor to a number of companies in UK and the USA.

Mike Pellegrino
Chief Financial Officer
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 Creative Officer
Tara O'Sullivan
Chief Creative Officer

In her role as Chief Creative 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 has extensive experience in using product marketing, branding and driving strategic growth. Tara oversees the content production business and corporate marketing. Tara has over 23 years' experience in B2B technology marketing including leadership positions in Oracle, IONA Technologies, SAS and TES Global. She has a MA in International Marketing from University College Dublin.

Chad Gaydos
Chief Operating Officer
Chad Gaydos
Chief Operating Officer

Chad leads the Global field sales organization for Skillsoft, SumTotal and Vodeclic for the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions. He has responsibility for leading sales strategy, revenue performance and customer relationships for more than 6,500 customers worldwide. Prior to Skillsoft, Chad held senior sales positions at SAP, the world's largest enterprise application software company. At SAP, Chad was the COO for SAP's Regulated Industries, where he was responsible for sales, operations, customer success and go to market strategy. Chad had been with SAP for 18 years and a member of the Executive Management team since 2007. Chad is a graduate of Kennesaw State University Finance (BBA) in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Apratim Purakayastha
Chief Technology Officer
Apratim Purakayastha (AP)
Chief Technology Officer

AP is responsible for engineering, product management, cloud operations, and IT across all products in the Skillsoft group of companies. He has extensive experience in supporting rapidly growing technology companies including General Manager and SVP of SaaS at SevOne where he was responsible for its on-demand/ SaaS business segment, after holding the position of SVP Engineering. Prior to SevOne, AP held senior technology positions including Group President in ACI Worldwide and Director of Software at IBM. AP has a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University, an MS in Computer Science from Washington State University and a BS in Computer Science from Jadavpur University, India.

Greg Porto
Chief People Officer
Greg Porto
Chief People Officer

Greg is Skillsoft's Chief People Officer, and is responsible for leading and managing our global human resources organization. Greg is focused on the continued development and evolution of our culture to enable us to attract the very best talent globally and ensure that Skillsoft is a great place to work. Greg joined Skillsoft in 2002 and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. During his tenure he has been responsible for Skillsoft's global human resources and facilities functions, and has managed a number of other administrative functions including Legal. Prior to joining Skillsoft, Greg held similar roles at CBT Systems/ SmartForce. Greg received his bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.

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Skillsoft Launches Skillsoft Off the Shelf - A Book Club for Modern Business Learners

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The Voice of the Industry: Fixing the gender diversity travesty

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The Stack, 12/07/2017

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Skillsoft tackles digital skills shortage with new online courses

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Digital Journal, 12/05/2017

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