SOURCE: Simplilearn Americas LLC

March 16, 2016 07:00 ET

Simplilearn Announces Executive Appointment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - March 16, 2016) - Simplilearn today announced Ray Rike will join the company as President, Simplilearn Americas. In this role, Rike will oversee all aspects of the Enterprise Business including marketing, sales, operations, and customer success. He will report to Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer. 

"Ray is a seasoned and strategic leader with multiple, successful experiences in building the enterprise business in emerging and high growth companies, which will accelerate our presence in the corporate marketplace," said Kumar. His experience and expertise will help align our customer acquisition and expansion strategy with our robust emerging technology and process course catalogue to strengthen our position as an industry leader. His proven ability to rapidly scale a business will be a tremendous asset to Simplilearn moving forward and I am pleased to welcome Ray to our executive team."

Rike's appointment further demonstrates Simplilearns's commitment to deepen important relationships with the company's existing clients, as well as rapidly grow the company's market presence by developing relationships with new enterprise customers. He will be responsible for accelerating Simplilearns's growth in the Fortune 1,000 and higher education markets across North America, as well as into global markets. Throughout his career, Rike has developed significant product marketing and positioning strategies to launch emerging, high growth companies into some of the most recognizable names in the industry.

Rike joins Simplilearn after nearly six years with Accolo, including the creation and spin-out of the industry's first Hiring Automation Platform at HireMojo where he was the President and CEO. Rike has held multiple other leadership positions at companies including Netscape, GE, QRS, MarketFirst and Accruent.

Rike's experience also includes board membership with the nonprofit YMCA. He holds Bachelor's Degrees from The Ohio State University in Operations Management and Computer Science.

Rike will be based at Simplilearn's Americas headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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