• June 29, 2016
HCMx Radio 35: Feeding Executives to the ‘Sharks’ Breeds Intrapreneurship at UL

Guest: Patrick Boyle, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

Host: Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group

Intrapreneurship is essential to drive innovation, but not enough organizations are establishing the right environments to encourage this type of behavior. This podcast features Patrick Boyle, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Boyle opens up on UL’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP), a program that embodies the structure, support and opportunities to inspire intrapreneurship.

Recorded June 13, 2016


Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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