EXPERIENCED LEADERS JOIN MERIDIAN TO DRIVE CUSTOMER VALUE AND PRODUCT EXCELLENCE
Herndon, VA – July 28, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning technology provider, today announced the recent appointment of Wanda Budzinski as vice president of quality assurance and operations and Dave Dvorznak as vice president of customer success. These strategic hires will help Meridian scale to meet the growing demands of its world-class customer base and to accelerate growth into key new markets.
Budzinski and Dvorznak’s appointments is on the heels of Meridian’s recent investment in its leadership team. In January 2015, the company announced the hire of Jeff Kristick, as president of Meridian. These hires are part of Meridian’s broader growth strategy to focus on the learning market and deliver outstanding solutions that help customers drive revenue with their learning business.
Budzinski is a 20-year veteran of the software development industry. As vice president of quality assurance and operations, Budzinski will oversee the quality assurance functions, and also the company’s IT operations team. She brings deep understanding of the software development industry, and a passion for implementing quality process improvements and measurement controls. Her experience, evaluating and purchasing necessary tools and overall communications – internally and externally – will be instrumental in Meridian’s strategy.
Dvorznak brings more than a decade of experience developing high-value customer relationships in the human capital industry. As vice president of customer success, Dvorznak will spearhead the implementation and integration of Meridian’s advanced learning offerings and services. His success in building teams focused on customer service and delivery excellence, combined with his product development expertise, industry perspective, and deep understanding of what drives customer success will prove invaluable.
“In today’s business environment, the quality of the product and overall customer success is more important than closing a sale. Vendors must continually prove themselves by offering an effortless support experience, helping customers reap the benefits of their solution, and taking steps to build long-term customer relationships. That requires a world-class, customer-focused organization, and Meridian is investing in the resources to make that happen” said Jeff Kristick, president of Meridian. “Both Wanda and Dave’s drive and expertise will help us to accelerate our already fast momentum, continue to exceed the expectations of our customers, and take the company to new heights.”
“As part of our ongoing investment in leadership to complement our current team, we are delighted to have these two industry veterans spearheading Meridian’s quality and customer success initiatives” said Jonna Ward, CEO of Meridian. “They both have incredible backgrounds that make them the ideal leaders for taking our learning management solutions to the next level for our clients.”
About Meridian Knowledge Solutions:
Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC, is the leading provider of enterprise, web-based learning management software. Meridian’s powerful yet easy-to-use solutions are leveraged by organizations dedicated to building world-class learning enterprises inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. With over 10 million users worldwide, Meridian offers a flexible, best-of-breed learning management system that gives organizations and users alike a seamless, integrated experience, all while strengthening the bottom line. Recognized as a leading learning management system by top industry analysts, Meridian’s software is being used by some of the world’s largest, most successful organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Meridian believes learning is first, learning is yours, and learning is without limits. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For additional information about Meridian Knowledge Solutions, visit www.meridianks.com. Visit the Meridian Blog and follow @MerdianKS on Twitter for more learning insights and perspectives.
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