SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

May 03, 2010 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Appoints Roger Piskulick as Chief Financial Officer

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for business English communication, today announced the appointment of Roger Piskulick as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Piskulick's responsibilities at GlobalEnglish will include overseeing the finance, accounting, and legal departments, as well as the internal IT and facilities organizations.

"GlobalEnglish is a rapidly growing global company -- we serve more than 500 customers across five continents, have offices in more than 20 countries, transact business in multiple foreign currencies, and have been one of the fastest growing companies in our industry over the past few years," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish. "In order to continue to operate profitably on a global scale, we needed to find a CFO with expertise in global finance, an understanding of the online education industry, and a deep commitment to our company values. I am confident that under Roger Piskulick's leadership, GlobalEnglish will maintain successful global operations and achieve significant growth."

"I am honored to join GlobalEnglish at this exciting time, and eager to bring my experience with high-growth technology companies to the organization. GlobalEnglish's market leadership and impressive commitment to quality product development make this a very exciting opportunity," said Piskulick. "I'm excited to work with such a dynamic team and play a key role in expanding the business."

Mr. Piskulick's past experience includes more than 20 years of management and executive leadership in national and international finance roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance Operations at The Active Network, Inc., an industry leader of online event management software with $200 million in revenue and a five-year growth rate of 600%. There he led a global team of 60 employees encompassing 25 different revenue platforms. Mr. Piskulick's earlier experience includes the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations at Blackboard Inc., the global leader in enterprise e-education software and transaction system platforms, where he helped lead the company to one of the most successful technology IPOs of 2004. Mr. Piskulick is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Piskulick is GlobalEnglish's first executive hire of 2010. "The acquisition of key executive talent is critical to the continued growth of GlobalEnglish," said Sheila Madden, Sr. Vice President of Global Talent Management. "We are very pleased to have Roger join our senior executive team."

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.

GlobalEnglish offers two assessment products, BELIT™ and BELITPlus™, which present standardized and cost-effective ways to assess employee English proficiency levels enterprise wide.

The core web-based GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ provides learners with a unique blend of interactive course content, progress assessment, and performance support. Additionally, a complete suite of administrative tools helps companies easily manage, measure, and track performance across the organization.

GlobalEnglish Personal Coaching™, which includes 1-on-1 private sessions with native English coaches, offers an opportunity for live practice and individual recommendations in the award-wining core curriculum to support learner goals.

GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who partner with clients to assess their business English needs, ensure successful implementation, and provide ongoing local support.

GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, Unisys, and Wyeth.

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