Dragons' Den panellist James Caan is one of the UK's most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs. He is the CEO and Founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, a private equity firm which specialises in turnarounds and development opportunities in the UK and Europe. He is also Chairman of the Board of StartUp Loans, a scheme to give the next generation of entrepreneurs the finance and support to potentially start over 30,000 new businesses.
Karen Moloney is a Chartered Psychologist, consultant, writer, speaker, and a Director of Moloney Minds. In 1986, conscious of the growing interest from Human Resources in measuring competence at work, she founded Moloney and Gealy with Norman Gealy. Karen has developed particular theories on the use and abuse of talent, and now advises global organisations so they can be ready with the right talent in the right place at the right time. As a business psychologist with an interest in human difference, Karen's approach tends to be pragmatic, based on sound experience of what works in companies and what doesn't. She takes a long, hard and critical look at issues such as diversity and performance pay, and smashes a few management myths along the way.
Kevin Young is Skillsoft's Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. Kevin is primarily responsible for overseeing Skillsoft's direct and channel sales operations in the EMEA region, including business development, sales, marketing and the successful implementation of Skillsoft's products and services. Kevin also focuses on building collaborative client partnership programs and works closely with international counterparts in North America and APAC.
He has over 30 years' experience in the IT industry, most of which have been in the technology-based training sector. Before joining Skillsoft in 1999, Kevin had significant operational responsibilities with both SmartForce and NETg in the UK, Europe, and Australia.
Jerry Nine is the chief operating officer and a founder of Skillsoft. Nine is responsible for the non-financial functional divisions of the company including sales, marketing, customer service, alliances, engineering, content development and the Books24x7 business unit. Prior to Skillsoft, Nine was the vice president, sales and marketing, at NETg and was with Sytron Corp., a leader in the software data storage management market, which was sold to Arcadia Software.
John Ambrose is senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and emerging business. In addition to identifying new strategic opportunities for the company, he oversees the operations of Skillsoft's Books24x7 and the Leadership Development Channel. Previously, he had served as vice president and general manager of Books24x7, a subsidiary of Skillsoft and the developer of online Referenceware® which he co-founded. Books24x7 was acquired by Skillsoft in December 2001.
Kieran King began her career in the talent field 20 years ago. In 1999, Kieran joined CBT Systems (now Skillsoft) and participated in the evolution of the learning industry by consulting with organizations across a wide variety of sectors and geographies. She has consulted with companies to design enterprise learning programs, implement learning and talent platforms, conduct learning strategy and benchmarking engagements, and advise on measuring learning's impact on business outcomes. Kieran has authored several methodologies and white papers, she blogs regularly, she's been published by industry magazines and Kieran was also a featured on Sirius Radio's "In the Workplace" hosted by Wharton Business School. Today, Kieran serves as the Global Vice President of Loyalty Strategy for Skillsoft where she studies the composition of successful learning programs and partnerships throughout the world.