Skilling platform Simplilearn has announced the addition of Deborah Quazzo to the company’s Board of Directors, a move that comes on the back of the recent investment of $250 million in Simplilearn by private equity firm, Blackstone Group.
Commenting on her addition, Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Deborah to Simplilearn’s Board of Directors. Her track record of working with both startups and universities to help both expand and enrich the learning experience to meet the challenges of modern students and professionals is unrivalled. She will help us fulfill our mission of helping millions of professionals advance their careers in the years to come.”
Deborah Quazzo is the managing partner at GSV Ventures and the co-founder of the annual ASU+GSV Summit, which is the industry catalyst for elevating dialogue and driving action around raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation.
Sharing her thoughts, Deborah said, “The higher education and training sectors are in the midst of radical transformation, accelerated by COVID-19. Simplilearn is in a unique position to help professionals around the world efficiently gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s, and tomorrow’s, digital economy. I look forward to working with the management team to solidify the company’s position as the world’s #1 upskilling provider.”
Deborah will be expected to play a pivotal role in driving growth and transformation in the company. Under her guidance, it would be interesting to see how the company achieves its future goals.