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Global Knowledge Canada Appoints New President

Dec. 09, 2015

Lawrence Franco to head up Canada's largest learning services provider

TORONTO - Richard Pryor-Jones, interim global CEO of Global Knowledge Training LLC, announced today the appointment of Lawrence Franco to the position of president, Global Knowledge Canada. Franco replaces Scott Williams, who is retiring after more than 25 years' service to Global Knowledge Canada, the last five as company president.

Lawrence Franco has more than three decades of business leadership experience, most recently as president at Teranet Inc.'s Value Added Commercial Solutions. In this role, Franco consistently grew the business in both top and bottom lines, while meeting or exceeding company targets for customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

Prior to his work at Teranet, Franco spent some 15 years at Dun & Bradstreet, with progressive roles including business analyst, director of operations, vice president of sales, president of D&B Canada and, ultimately, president of D&B Canada and Latin America. As president, Franco established Canada as one of D&B's most profitable markets.

"Lawrence is an excellent addition to the Global Knowledge team," Pryor-Jones said in a statement. "Lawrence is a strong leader with an exceptional track record. He has exactly the skills required to solidify Global Knowledge's market leadership position in Canada and to build new momentum in that marketplace. I'm delighted to have him leading the Canadian business."

Franco will assume the presidency of Global Knowledge Canada on Monday, January 4, 2016.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of customized private programs, convenient public training scheduling options, flexible delivery formats and continuous learning support to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, leadership development, business analysis, project management, IT service management and process improvement. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for advancements in application development, big data analytics, change management, cloud computing, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.