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Global Knowledge Strengthens Sales Organization with Executive Appointments

Aug. 24, 2017
  • Global Knowledge appoints of Todd Awtry as Vice President, Northeast Sales, and Bill Foster as Vice President, West and Central Sales and Telecommunication Sales

  • Newly created roles respond to growing demand for, importance of IT training

  • Awtry and Foster support organization’s commitment to IT training solutions to help organizations maximize technology, mitigate talent gaps and accelerate successes

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Research Triangle, NC -- Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training, is proud to announce the appointment of Todd Awtry as Vice President, Northeast Sales, and Bill Foster as Vice President, West and Central and Telecommunication Sales. In these newly created roles, Awtry and Foster support Global Knowledge’s commitment to deliver consistent, streamlined, global IT training solutions for organizations to maximize their technology, mitigate their talent gaps and accelerate their successes.

Based in Georgia, Awtry is a technology industry veteran who brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing; strategic, territory and account planning; and team building at some of the most successful technology companies. “It’s an exciting time to join the market leader in the IT training space,” said Awtry. “Increasingly, companies understand they must address their technical skills gaps internally, and they are turning to Global Knowledge to provide training solutions to help them meet their goals.” Awtry comes to Global Knowledge from Absolute Software, an information and cybersecurity company where he was Vice President of Sales; he has held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Gateway Inc., Payroll 1 and Arbor Computer Corp.

Foster, who is located in California, has over 30 years of experience in hardware and software technology sales and building high performance field and inside sales teams. “In this era of rapid IT transformation, our training helps our customers drive technological innovation and retain and develop top IT talent to maintain a competitive advantage,” said Foster. Prior to Global Knowledge, he was Vice President of Sales with Parasoft, has held leadership roles with Dell Software Group and Cognos Corporation and worked for SAP America and Hewlett-Packard.

 “The IT training industry is transforming, and this is an exciting time for Global Knowledge. Our enhanced sales structure strengthens Global Knowledge’s position as a strategic partner who helps our customers succeed,” said Dan Endres, Global Knowledge’s Vice President, U.S. Sales. “Todd and Bill are proven sales leaders, and I look forward to working with them to identify new opportunities and drive demand.”

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT training and learning services. We empower organizations, teams and individuals with the skills and best practices necessary to leverage the technologies and competencies critical for sustained success and to create competitive advantages. With over 15 corporate offices around the world, our 1,500 employees are helping clients succeed in over 100 countries. 

Marie Maguire, Corporate Communications Manager, + 1 (919) 463 7405,