• September 8, 2016
HCMx Radio 42: Business Impact of the Modern Learner

Guest: Sam Herring, CEO, Intrepid Learning

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

In Brandon Hall Group’s Learning Technology 2016 study, only 4% of respondents said they were very satisfied with their learner-generated content and, yet experiential learning and personalization to the individual is seen as critical to the business. Two out of three companies say that it is essential to the organization to be able to deliver a learning experience that is tailored to the learner – and it is necessary to offer a variety of methods to be able to support the learner.  However, there are a lot of assumptions still out there about modern learners and online learning – that you can’t have both engagement and scale at the same time, for instance.

In this HCMx Radio episode, Sam Herring, CEO of Intrepid Learning joined Brandon Hall Group to share his views on how organizations are meeting the needs of the modern corporate learner that leads to a real impact on the company’s bottom line.  Sam was the member of the founding team of Intrepid Learning Solutions in 1999 and became CEO in 2012.  Sam has led Intrepid to develop their first SaaS learning technology products–the Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC.


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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