London (UK), January 2019 - Learnlight has hired Brett Walker as its Head of US Business Development to spearhead its ambitious expansion plans in the US corporate learning market. Walker arrives from Learnship, where he was the VP of Regional Sales. Prior to this, he had worked for language eLearning company goFluent as well as HR solution providers BirdDogHR and SumTotal Systems.
Over the last twelve years, Learnlight has evolved rapidly to become one of the world's leading language and soft skills training companies, combining award-winning technology with world-class trainers. Learnlight is the chosen training partner for international institutions and blue-chip companies across the globe, with a client list that includes T-Mobile, Hyundai, Siemens, and Medline.
Brett Walker, Learnlight's new Head of US Business Development, said, "I am incredibly proud to be joining Learnlight at this new and exciting chapter in their history. We see the US as a major growth opportunity for Learnlight. The US is home to many of the world's biggest companies operating internationally. Globalization provides many exciting opportunities for organizations, but also challenges as they must equip their workforce to operate in a multicultural and diverse environment, against a backdrop of 24/7, 'always-on' business operations and constantly evolving client demands. Learnlight's corporate learning ecosystem answers many of these learning challenges by providing a unique platform to enhance the international competency of any workforce.
"US corporations are under huge pressure to prepare their employees to succeed in this ever-changing international environment. Helping employees to speak English or a foreign language, equipping them to work more effectively in virtual teams, or preparing assignees for an international assignment are just three areas where Learnlight's services are in high demand. We are seeing a very positive reaction from the market to our services, and companies such as LinkedIn and Google have equally recognized that soft skills are critical for employee (and company) success."
Benjamin Joseph, CEO of Learnlight added, "Technological advances, ubiquitous internet connectivity, globalization, and the demands of the modern learner mean that organizations must now deliver training in a different way. Traditional, expensive, and logistically fraught face-to-face training methods are now being challenged by virtual blended programs, which allow organizations to quickly deploy high-quality standardized training anywhere in the world. Very few companies have the capability to help them do that, which is why I am so excited about the opportunity we have to grow our business in the US. Brett is a proven performer in the corporate learning sector, and I am thrilled that he has joined the Learnlight team to spearhead our growth in the US."