Contributed to by: Rob Stevens, eLearning Director, Ellegro

Schaumburg, IL (October 9, 2012) Ellegro Learning Solutions, a leader in innovative learning solutions, has won a total of six coveted Brandon Hall awards for excellence in multiple categories. Ellegro won three gold awards for Best in Custom Content, Best in Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and Best in Talent Management Technology Implementations. The lone silver award was awarded in Best in Compliance Training and the two bronze awards won in the Best in Competencies and Skill Development and Best Custom Content categories.

“This year’s winner should be very proud of their achievements especially based on the rigorous judging process all submissions underwent,” said Mike Cooke, chief executive officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. “We are honored to recognize the award winners who exemplify a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrate clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”

“Ellegro Learning Solutions is honored to receive the breadth of recognition from the Brandon Hall organization in 2012,” said Alan Brush, senior vice president, Ellegro Learning Solutions. “Our eLearning team is world-class in its delivery and service level and this is clearly reflected in the awards that were given this year. We are excited about the awards and are determined to maintain our service excellence for years to come.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent, senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive
leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

About Ellegro Learning Solutions

Ellegro Learning Solutions has provided custom Learning to clients across the US and overseas for a decade.  Ellegro services include award-winning eLearning, Mobile, Instructor Led Training, Consulting, and Staffing of Learning resources.   The diversity of our service offerings enables ELS to work strategically with our clients to support their organizational Learning objectives.  The ELS vision is to become the premier strategic partner in the custom learning space. With the diverse background of our team members and the services we offer, ELS provides our clients with a service level that’s focused strictly on learning and performance improvement needs.

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 10,000 clients globally and after 20 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the
preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations.

Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales Effectiveness, Marketing Impact, and Executive Management. (

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.