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Learning Pool recruits Kevin Adams as VP, North American Sales to drive US ambitions

Learning Pool, the Derry-based elearning solutions provider, is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Kevin Adams as VP, North American Sales to help drive the company’s ambitions in the US and Canada. 

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Kevin is an accomplished sales leader with over 20 years of experience in sales, sales management and consulting roles. Spanning organizations from pre-IPO to Fortune 100,  Kevin’s career has seen him scale high-growth global tech companies, start-ups and enterprises, as well as other SaaS organizations. 

Previously Senior VP of Sales at Kazoo HR and most recently VP of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, Kevin is a strategic leader who has defined and delivered results across numerous industries through value management, professionally managed change and sales process adherence. 


Learning Pool has recruited Kevin Adams as VP, North American Sales to help drive ambitions in the US and Canada. 


Speaking of the appointment, Kevin said: 

“I am honored to join the Learning Pool team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last 15 years.  Learning Pool is perfectly positioned to disrupt the North American Learning and Development industry with its award-winning offerings and its world-class customer experience. I look forward to the challenge of building and directing the sales organization to drive the further success of Learning Pool.”


Following the recent acquisition of Colorado-based LMS specialists Remote Learner, Kevin’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Learning Pool as it continues to build its global brand and achieve ambitious growth in the North American market. 


Welcoming Kevin to the company, Learning Pool’s Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan Shores commented:

“Kevin joins us at a pivotal moment for Learning Pool in the United States and Canada. Having won a number of Fortune 1000 customers over the past year, and welcomed a new team of colleagues from Remote Learner, we’re doubling down on our previous investments in the region with rapid expansion of our sales and marketing team. I have no doubt that Kevin’s previous industry experience, especially nearly a decade with Skillsoft Corporation, and leadership style will considerably benefit Learning Pool Inc for the foreseeable future.”


About Learning Pool

Learning Pool is a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and custom content to over 1100 organizations and 5.1 million learners around the world. In the last year, annual revenue growth increased 34%, the team has grown to 260 colleagues across its seven global offices, and the company is proud to have welcomed Remote Learner to the Learning Pool family.

In 2020, Learning Pool proudly featured on 14 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in learning platforms and content creation and achieved a double-award win at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, including Gold for Technology Innovation. Already this year, Learning Pool has been recognized in the Stevie Awards for Customer Service, taking home double Gold, and was announced as ‘World Class’ to work for in the 2021 Best Companies accreditation program. It also moved to ‘Strategic Leader’ on the most recent Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning, maintaining its overall lower total cost of ownership. 

It’s not all about the awards though. The company delivers on its promises and listens to customers, constantly looking at ways to improve and innovate, to delight clients and make sure Learning Pool stays a fantastic place to work. 

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