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Global Knowledge Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointments of William Garrett to CFO and Jim Gruskin to SVP Strategic Development and Quality

April 05, 2019

CARY, N.C. -- Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in technology skills solutions, has moved to strengthen its leadership team with the appointments of William Garrett as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and James Gruskin to the new role of senior vice president of strategic development and quality. Both effective Monday, April 1, 2019.

William Garrett will lead all financial activities, including financial reporting, accounting, treasury, insurance and tax, as well as financial/business analysis and planning. He joins Global Knowledge from his most recent position as CFO with Hybrid Enterprises in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a BSc. in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.

Jim Gruskin has worked with Global Knowledge since 2016, in both consultancy and in-house roles, and recently served as interim CFO. As SVP of strategic development and quality, he will lead strategic development projects internally and drive business-wide process improvement.

Jim holds a BSc. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has spent over 20 years as an operating executive, investment banker and corporate finance leader, executing over 50 strategic and capital market transactions with total value in excess of $70 billion.

Global Knowledge CEO, Todd Johnstone, said, “This is an exciting time of development and change for Global Knowledge and we are pleased to welcome William Garrett as our new CFO. His expertise in strategic financial operations in globally positioned organizations will play a major role in development and growth across all markets.”

“I am also extremely pleased to confirm Jim Gruskin in a new role where he will use his expertise of the business and financial operations to deliver the high quality projects and efficient processes necessary to drive profitable and consistent growth throughout the business.”



Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and professional skills solutions. Located in 15 countries, it has the unique flexibility to deliver a broad portfolio worldwide, in classrooms, online, and through a worldwide partner network.
Established in 1995, Global Knowledge has 1,500 employees worldwide and enables the success of more than 230,000 professionals each year.


Caitlin Leddy