SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

October 26, 2009 08:04 ET

GlobalEnglish Appoints Seasoned Executive Talent to "The Experience Team"

"The Experience Team" Aims to Revolutionize the User's Experience of Learning to Communicate in Business English; "The Experience Team" Consists of Visual and Interaction Designers, Language Experts, Content Creators and Many More

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for business English communication, today announced key executive hires for "The Experience Team." The world-class team consists of top business, technical and academic minds focused on creating, developing and delivering the definitive English language learning experience customized to each individual GlobalEnglish user.

"As the leading provider of English language learning, GlobalEnglish is completely focused on helping global companies maximize success in today's international marketplace through increasing productive communication," said Deepak Desai, CEO and President of GlobalEnglish. "Productive communication requires a common language and that language is English. 'The Experience Team' represents some of the best and brightest minds in business, technology and academia -- all dedicated to creating the easiest and most engaging path for each learner to develop strong and effective communication skills in business English."

The search process to assemble "The Experience Team" was led by Sheila Madden, Sr. Vice President of Talent Management. Madden joined GlobalEnglish full time in January of 2009 to oversee the global talent management team and to continue the organizational development and executive leadership coaching she provided as a consultant since March 2008. Madden came with over 20 years of expertise, including senior management roles at The Learning Company and IBM. Most recently she served as the principal of Madden Coaching & Consulting.

Les Schmidt joined GlobalEnglish as Chief Operating Officer with 20 years of executive experience working with technology and emerging-growth companies. Schmidt served as Vice President of Worldwide Custom Solutions and Business Operations for the Mobile and Devices business unit at Adobe Systems, as well as founded The Information Privacy Company and fulfilled senior leadership roles at MECON, Inc., The Learning Company and Applied Immune Sciences.

Schmidt now leads "The Experience Team" -- consisting of visual and interaction designers, English language experts, content creators, software and quality engineers, information technology specialists and customer support located in the Americas, Asia and Europe -- all focused on how to best guide the user through the individual process of acquiring a second language.

Santosh Jha became a member of "The Experience Team" as Vice President of Product Development and Technology to oversee and lead technical product development, business intelligence and infrastructure. Jha has over 20 years of experience in technology strategy, architecture, implementation, engineering management and product design in senior positions for Hewlett-Packard, Tata Engineering and Intuit.

Michelle Haag came on board as Vice President of Product Management and User Experience to build a world-class global product and design team. Haag's background in strategic senior management roles at Yahoo! Inc., IBM, Rational Software, and Documentum made her the ideal candidate to deliver innovative digital media products with a deep focus on creating highly engaging user experiences.

Richard Taylor rounded out the key executive hires as Director of Learning and Performance to manage the GlobalEnglish learning content. Taylor comes from both a business and scholarly background. In addition to senior executive roles at TIBCO, Reuters and Cargill, Taylor has several published works in the field of linguistics. His role on "The Experience Team" includes increasing the focus on more sophisticated learning interactions that include the best practices in cognitive styles and brain-based education.

With the collective expertise of "The Experience Team" now in full motion, GlobalEnglish is poised to exceed its already unparallel service as the preeminent provider of business English development solutions to Global 2000 companies. This expanded focus on user engagement through tools that are precisely customized to synchronize with each learner's ability and schedule will assure even quicker individual results. The overall increase in company productivity gained from unified communication will actualize at a faster pace and help companies increase their competitive edge in today's international marketplace.

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. We offer 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™, that 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, Reuters, Unisys, and Wyeth.

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