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Learning Pool Announces New Executive Appointments

Learning Pool, a strategic leader in learning technology, today announced the appointment of Brandon McAllister as Chief Revenue Officer and Marcel Korst as Chief Marketing Officer.

Learning Pool is today delighted to confirm two new appointments to its executive team, reporting directly to the group’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Betts.

Brandon McAllister joins the company as CRO to lead Learning Pool’s global business development operations. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Brandon has extensive sales leadership experience from prior roles at CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Monster, Everbridge, and was most recently CRO at GoGuardian, where he drove rapid expansion within the North American provider of safe and effective digital learning environments for K-12 students.

Brandon McAllister joins Learning Pool in July 2022 as Chief Revenue Officer

Marcel Korst takes up the role of CMO, focusing on the development of Learning Pool’s global brand and demand generation engine to engage current and future customers in the company’s strategic markets. With over 20 years of experience, Marcel has led global marketing organizations at public and private companies including Microsoft, Mattersight, Billtrust and Prophix. 

The new position of Chief Marketing Officer is filled by Marcel Korst

Speaking about the appointments, Learning Pool CEO Ben Betts said, “We continue to invest heavily in Learning Pool’s products and people to support our ongoing commitment to being the world’s number one integrated platform for workplace learning. Our plans for growth remain exceptionally ambitious and now is the right time to refresh our sales and marketing focus within the executive team. I’m delighted to welcome Marcel and Brandon and look forward to helping them achieve our collective goals over the coming years.”

On joining Learning Pool, Brandon McAllister said, I am thrilled to join Ben and the rest of the Learning Pool team as we enter our next phase of innovation. I have also been inspired by the unmatched energy and ambition my new colleagues carry in delivering our vision and mission globally. As we focus on driving rapid revenue growth, we will continue to deliver the superior customer experience our customers have come to expect and appreciate from partnering with Learning Pool. The team is incredible, the product portfolio exciting, and the market opportunity ahead of us is massive.”

And Marcel Korst said, “I am fortunate to be able to join the talented team at Learning Pool and I’m looking forward to contributing towards the company’s innovative strategic vision. Learning Pool is already empowering leading global brands and organizations to help their people to onboard faster, enhance their skills and stay safe and secure in an engaging and modern digital learning experience. Millions of people around the world are using Learning Pool already, and as we share their stories, millions more can follow.”


About Learning Pool

Learning Pool empowers workplaces to deliver extraordinary learning outcomes with its comprehensive suite of innovative technologies. Supporting the evolving ambition of more than 1,400 businesses investing in learning experiences for over 6 million global learners, Learning Pool’s suite provides everything needed to build, manage, and deliver workplace learning.

The company offers an unparalleled customer experience, supported by more than 450 expert colleagues based in the UK and USA, working to bring each customer’s unique vision for learning and development to life.

In the last year, it has featured on 14 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in its field and achieved a double-award win at the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, including Gold for Technology Innovation, and double Gold in the Stevie Awards for Outstanding Customer Service. 

Recognized as a Strategic Leader in the Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning, wherever you find ambitious workplaces investing in their people, you’ll find Learning Pool.

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