November 04, 2009 16:37 ET

VMG Executives Named Learning Industry Thought Leaders by

Proven Expertise in Learning Consulting, Learning Technologies and Learning Outsourcing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Three executives from VMG (VelocityMG, Inc.), a leading provider of strategic services for enterprise learning, have been recognized as learning industry thought leaders by, the world's leading portal for searching and accessing information about the training industry.

"We are pleased to recognize Wayne Hodgins, John Hathaway, and Glenn Oclassen, Jr. as training industry thought leaders," says Doug Harward, CEO of "Each of them has led very impressive careers as corporate learning leaders delivering amazing results for both their companies and the entire industry. The deep experience and field-tested expertise that the VMG team brings to the enterprise learning market raises the bar for all of learning outsourcing."

VMG CEO Glenn Oclassen, Jr. was named Training Outsourcing, Supplier Thought Leader for delivering a strategic business focus to the corporate learning arena. For more than 12 years, Oclassen designed, developed and has successfully taken to market learning products and services for Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Oclassen has led multiple efforts transforming enterprise learning organizations to reduce costs, increase profitability and scale services.

"I am proud and humbled to be recognized as an industry thought leader along with Wayne Hodgins and John Hathaway," says Glenn Oclassen, Jr., CEO and co-founder of VMG. "The incredible insights, results and achievements of the VMG team amaze me every day. I am honored to work with such brilliant and talented people."

VMG Strategic Futurist Wayne Hodgins has been named Training Outsourcing, Consulting Thought Leader for his 35 years of leadership in business and education, where he has played a pivotal role in architecting the design and deployment of large-scale learning initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, national governments, NGOs, military, academic and other established institutions. Hodgins is credited with creating the concept of Learning Objects and he chaired the successful completion of the world's first accredited standard for learning and technology metadata at IEEE.

VMG President and CTO John Hathaway has been named Learning Technologies, Supplier Thought Leader for more than 14 years of innovating at the intersection of instructional design, information design and learning and performance technology. Hathaway was the instructional architect behind Oracle's Reusable Content Object strategy, laying the groundwork for today's learning object metadata and tracking API standards while representing Oracle on the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, IMS, and other standards groups. Additionally, Hathaway has led global LMS deployments, and has served as both Technical Architect and Product Manager for multiple learning technology initiatives, including ecommerce enabled learning portals and sophisticated performance support systems.

About VMG:

VMG transforms corporate learning to a results-driven business through strategic consulting and managed education services. VMG helps organizations align learning to business needs, determine the fastest and most effective way to reach their goals and provides the plan to get there. VMG's team of recognized training industry veterans will take you from the whiteboard all the way to execution at scale. VMG helps you chart the smart course and helps put learning to work for your business. For more information, visit

About is the world's leading portal for searching and accessing information about the training industry. With cutting-edge information organized and aggregated into several learning communities, spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies, best practices, and product and supplier information from and about the training industry. For more information, visit

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