LEARNING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS LEADER FURTHER ACCELERATES COMPANY’S MARKET EXPERTISE
Herndon, VA – January 5, 2015 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced that Jeff Kristick, a proven business leader in human capital management (HCM), has been appointed as President of the company. Kristick will lead a growth plan focused on evolving and accelerating Meridian’s learning solutions to meet the needs of its large and diverse customer base that demands flexibility and choice to drive strategic decision-making.
Kristick comes to Meridian from Oracle, where he most recently served as vice president of the HCM Business Unit. At Oracle, Jeff spearheaded the development of Oracle’s HCM advanced learning offerings and focused on aligning operations while executing global sales and marketing strategies. Prior to Oracle, Kristick held various executive and senior leadership positions at SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, where he was responsible for delivering superior end-to-end HCM solutions for customers while expanding the company’s cloud business. At Meridian, Kristick will spearhead the development of advanced learning offerings.His success in aligning operations and executing global sales and marketing strategies, combined with his product development expertise, industry perspective, and deep understanding of what drives customer success will prove invaluable.
“We welcome Jeff’s experience and leadership to Meridian,” said Jonna Ward, Meridian CEO. “In his new role as president, he will be responsible for delivering on our aggressive growth objectives and ensuring that customer centricity remains at the core of Meridian’s growth strategy. His outcome-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of learning technology innovation.”
“Meridian is at the forefront of learning technology,” said Kristick. “The most influential Fortune 500 companies and government agencies are using Meridian to manage their learning and performance challenges. To prepare the workforce of the future, companies need solutions that enable them to align employees with business goals to drive outcomes. Meridian delivers these solutions and I am excited to be part of the team that will continue to innovate and advance them in the market.”
The hiring of Kristick comes on the heels of the company also hiring Stacy Sakellariou as its vice president of marketing. Sakellariou most recently served as vice president of worldwide field marketing for SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company, while prior to that holding marketing leadership roles with Plateau Systems, now SuccessFactors, an SAP Company.
Kristick brings over 15 years of experience in global small and large technology organizations. He began his software career at Siebel Systems and Tibco, where he played leadership roles in the deployment of numerous product development, go-to-market, and customer satisfaction initiatives. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
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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