Bill Donoghue to Serve as Chief Executive Officer of Skillsoft
Chuck Moran to Continue as Chairman
DUBLIN & NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft Corporation, a global leader in learning and talent management, today announced that it has appointed Bill Donoghue as Chief Executive Officer, while Chuck Moran, Skillsoft CEO since its foundation in 1998, will continue to serve as the company’s Chairman. In his capacity as Chairman, Mr. Moran will continue to chair the company’s board and will work with Mr. Donoghue and the company’s owners, Charterhouse Capital Partners, on the strategic direction of the business.
Mr. Donoghue had been supporting Skillsoft in an advisory capacity for the last few months and prior to Skillsoft, was Chief Operating Officer of TES Global, a leader in education technology, the world’s largest network of teachers and publishers of TES and THE Magazines. TES Global is a former Charterhouse portfolio company.
“Bill has been working alongside me for the past two months and we have been hugely impressed by his vision for the future and his determination and drive to see us win both today, tomorrow and for the next 20 years,” said Chuck Moran, Chairman of Skillsoft. “I believe Bill can help take Skillsoft forward, and I am proud and pleased that Charterhouse has supported me in this decision.”
Mr. Donoghue said, “Skillsoft, along with our sister companies, SumTotal and Vodeclic, is a world leader in content, learning technologies and talent management with a huge and diverse portfolio of clients. We have committed and dedicated people across the world – it is an enormous privilege for me to be appointed CEO. I am looking forward to working with Chuck and the team through the next phase of the company’s development.”
Mr. Donoghue has over 25 years of executive experience. He has served as a Non-Executive Director and Advisor to a number of companies in the Technology, Media & Recruitment sectors in the UK, Ireland and the USA, and recently served as Chief Operating Officer at TES Global from 2009 to 2014. At TES Global, Mr. Donoghue was instrumental in executing the company’s hugely successful 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 Capital in 2013. Prior to joining TES Global, Mr. Donoghue 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.
Mr. Donoghue and Mr. Moran will continue working together on the details of the transition process, and Skillsoft is excited to be able to bring someone with Mr. Donoghue’s background and experience to the team.
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.
Skillsoft currently serves over 6,700 customers and more than 45 million learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.
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Don Jennings, 617-986-5756
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Source: Skillsoft Corporation
Released December 15, 2015