• March 22, 2017
HCMx Radio 55: HCM Excellence 17 live interview with Mike Pino – Digital Learning Leader – GE Crotonville


Mike Pino – Digital Learning Leader – GE Crotonville


Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer and HCM Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Mike Pino is a senior learning technologist who, in January 2014, joined GE’s world-famous Crotonville Leadership Development team to advance the company’s strategy and learning technologies. With over a dozen years of experience in the industry, he has had the opportunity to work with more than 30% of Fortune 500 companies and more than 10% of the Global 2000 over the past seven years in the capacity of VP, Research, at Corporate University Xchange and Director, Technology Innovation, at Harvard Business Publishing’s Corporate Learning division. In each of these roles he has worked with some amazing colleagues not only to bring new products and services to life, such as Leadership Direct (a product that brought Harvard Business School professors virtually around the globe to help companies address specific challenges) but also to refresh well-known products, such as Harvard ManageMentor (which he converted from a CD-ROM product to an online learning product and then extended into mobile learning). In 2016, he made Bob Little’s list of movers and shakers in online learning.  Mike has presented, moderated, and keynoted at numerous global conferences and has served as adjunct faculty at Providence College, Queens College (CUNY), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He’s the co-founder of a firm dedicated to developing learning technology for higher education in India and globally, and he holds patents in several learning technologies.

To listen to our interview, you can download the podcast anytime at the HCMx Radio site.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group @RachelCCooke

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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