SOURCE: Ninth House

February 06, 2007 08:05 ET

Susan Varnadoe Named as Ninth House President

Former Head of IBM's Learning Services Division Joins Fast Growing Leadership Development Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Ninth House, Inc., the leadership development company, is pleased to welcome Susan Varnadoe as the company's new President.

Varnadoe comes to Ninth House from her position as the Executive for Learning in IBM's Integrated Technology Services Division. Formerly, Susan started and led the Services segment of IBM Learning Services, growing it into a $100M+ business providing e-learning content, services, consulting, technology and custom development solutions. Prior to IBM, Susan was president of Interactive Media, one of the country's largest e-learning solutions companies.

"We're very excited to have Susan come on board at a time when we're growing exponentially," notes Jeff Snipes, CEO and co-founder. "Her expertise in developing, selling and delivering integrated learning services and solutions will be invaluable as we evolve the company's offerings to match the market's needs in the coming years."

"The quality of the Ninth House brand provides enormous potential in the marketplace. I am excited about expanding our proven leadership and management development solutions to meet the demands of their loyal customer base," notes Varnadoe. "Our vision of providing next generation solutions that improve business results is at the core of what Ninth House will accelerate to the market in the coming months. It is an exciting place to be!"

About Ninth House

Ninth House, Inc. provides leadership development solutions that integrate content from leading business experts with self-paced online courses, practical simulations and in-person engagements to more effectively develop leaders at all levels of an organization. The Ninth House solutions address the most relevant issues an organization faces -- from leadership and innovation, to building community in the workplace, to managing change. Ninth House's leadership development solutions are easily scalable and able to be customized and deployed based on business needs, providing rapid and measurable behavioral change and increased productivity. Ninth House customers include nearly 200 Global 2000 and government organizations globally such as, British Telecommunications, Hyperion Software, SSM Health Care, United States Navy, and United States Department of Justice. Ninth House is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the Ninth House website at:, or call: 415-277-8200.

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