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Technology Training Company Global Knowledge Hires Todd Johnstone as CEO

March 06, 2018

CARY, N.C. March 6, 2018 -- Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training and skills transformation, announced the hiring of Todd Johnstone—a dynamic leader focused on customer success—as its Chief Executive Officer.

“The hiring of Todd has positioned Global Knowledge for continued excellence,” said Board Chairman Volker Wetekam. “Todd’s 25 years of global leadership experience with General Electric, Avaya and Convergys gives us the confidence he will lead technology training into the future while building and strengthening new and existing partnerships to drive continued growth.”

Todd has held numerous global leadership roles in multiple industries across sales, operations, product management, Six Sigma, training, finance and as a CEO during his career.


Workforce training targeted to organizational needs

“There’s an infectious energy that’s focused on customer success and continuous evolution at Global Knowledge and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Johnstone. “It’s no secret that technology is disrupting virtually every industry. Knowledge and skills are becoming obsolete faster than ever so ensuring that our customers—from the individual contractor to the enterprise workforce—have access to relevant and up-to-date training on cutting edge technology is more critical than ever. Our objective is to ensure that Global Knowledge continues to be the partner of choice to provide the IT training curricula to meet our customers’ specific needs.”

The digital transformation has left organizations struggling to maintain a skilled workforce. “It’s uncomfortable, but most companies need to throw out the traditional playbook and build environments of constant reinvention,” said Johnstone. “It starts with people, as technology is only as powerful as the people trained to use it.”

The value of independent training providers

“Global Knowledge thrives on delivering training that creates the shortest distance to skills that matter. We’re passionate about learning that is sustainable, scalable and on-trend—with minimal disruption—so our customers can maximize the return on their technology investments,” Johnstone concluded.

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.

Zane Schweer
Corporate Communications Manager