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Recent press releases:

  • Pluralsight Names Jody Bailey as its Vice President of Engineering
  • Pluralsight Wins Gold Stevie Award for Best Training Site in 2014 American Business Awards
  • Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Series B Funding Led by Insight Venture Partners
  • Pluralsight’s Digital-Tutors Launches New Web and Interactive Training Content, Providing Learners with End-to-End Web Solutions
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Newest Free E-Learning Course: Basic HTML Part 1
  • Pluralsight Unveils New Headquarters, Announces Partnership with the Utah’s STEM Action Center and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Technology Gurus Don Jones and Greg Shields Join Pluralsight
  • Pluralsight CFO Greg Woodward Wins CXO of the Year Award from Utah Business Magazine
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard to Speak at 2014 Goldman Sachs – Harvard University Global Education Conference
  • Pluralsight Offers CEOs Five Security Tips to Prevent Cyber Attacks
  • Pluralsight Acquires Digital-Tutors for $45 Million
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Latest Free E-Learning Course: Kodu Kingdom Defense
  • Pluralsight Acquires Tekpub, Third Acquisition in 3 Months
  • Pluralsight Purchases IT Training Network TrainSignal for $23.6 Million
  • Pluralsight Embraces Open Source Community With Acquisition of Peepcode
  • Pluralsight Leadership Team Gears up for Surging Growth with Appointment of Former Skullcandy VP Brett Barlow as CMO
  • Pluralsight Computer Programming Instructor Becomes Online Education’s First Millionaire Author
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year at Utah Awards Gala
  • Recent press coverage:

    Inc. Magazine, October 21, 2014: Why You Should Kill Your Employee of the Month Program
    Inc. Magazine, October 14, 2014: 12 Powerful Ways to Grow in Your Career
    Inc. Magazine, October 7, 2014: Does Unlimited Vacation Really Work?
    Utah Business Magazine, October 7, 2014: On the Fast Track
    Inc. Magazine, October 1, 2014: Why the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go
    Inc. Magazine, September 23, 2014: Meetings Don’t Have to Suck
    Site Selection Magazine, September 16, 2014: Nice People Talking SMAC
    Inc. Magazine, September 10, 2014: Why Tech-Savvy CEOs Rule the World
    Inc. Magazine, September 9, 2014: How to Increase Value by Doing Less
    Education Drive, September 4, 2014: 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors
    Inc. Magazine, September 3, 2014: Staying Lean: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Master Plan
    The Price of Business, August 30, 2014: Pluralsight and Company Culture
    Utah Business Magazine, August 29, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Funding
    Beehive Startups, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises Largest-Ever Venture Financing Round for a Utah Company – $135 Million
    Business Insider, August 27, 2014: This Startup Is Now Worth Almost A Billion Dollars By Just Focusing On Online Developer Training
    Forbes, August 27, 2014: Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015
    FOX Business, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135M to Help Grow Enterprise Customer Base
    Silicon Slopes, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight raises $135M, approaching $1 billion valuation
    NetworkWorld, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings
    VentureBeat, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight grabs $135M to expand online learning for professionals
    Reuters peHUB, August 27, 2014: Insight Venture Partners leads $135 mln Series B funding round in Pluralsight
    The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2014: E-learning Co. Pluralsight Raises $135M in Record Round for Utah
    TechCrunch, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion
    Inc. Magazine, August 26, 2014: How to Build a Kick-Ass Exec Team
    Inc. Magazine, August 20, 2014: Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People
    All Voices, August 18, 2014: 5 Ways to Learn to Code at Home for (Nearly) Free
    Redmond Magazine, August 15, 2014: Why IT Pros Should Prepare for Microsoft’s Stealth Library OS
    Inc. Magazine, August 12, 2014: Why Sales Commissions Don’t Work (in the Long Run)
    Entrepreneur, August 11, 2014: 4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
    Inc. Magazine, August 5, 2014: How to Create a No-Fear Culture
    Silicon Slopes, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight opens new office, offers free tech education to Utah teachers
    Utah Business Magazine, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens New Headquarters, Launches GOED Initiative
    The Davis County Clipper, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight: a tech business magnet for Davis County?
    Area Development, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens Newly Designed Headquarters In Farmington, Utah
    Standard Examiner, August 1, 2014: Tech firm makes a splash in Farmington
    Beehive Startups, August 1, 2014: Pluralsight Partners With State of Utah to Advance Teacher Training
    Inc. Magazine, July 30, 2014: What We Learned From Buying 4 Companies in 8 Months
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: 2014 CXO of the Year Profile: Greg Woodward, Pluralsight CFO
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: Pluralsight
    Venture Beat, June 7, 2014: 5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp and study online instead
    Entrepreneur Magazine, May 30, 2014: 10 Insights From 10 Years Running a Business
    PandoDaily, April 10, 2014: MOOCs’ forgotten older sibling rises to take the online education throne
    Tech Crunch, April 9, 2014: PluralSight buys Digital-Tutors for $45 million to add media software training
    3DArtist, April 9, 2014: Digital-Tutors bought by Pluralsight
    VentureBeat, April 9, 2014: Why your VC funding is worthless without a plan
    Entrepreneur, March 20, 2014: How making employees lifelong learners can help your company succeed
    IT World, November 18, 2013: One question holds the key to a killer IT resume
    PandoDaily, October 30, 2013: Developers are becoming jacks of all trades
    Informationweek, August 5, 2013: Pluralsight buys TrainSignal, broadens IT training lineup
    Computerworld, May 9, 2013: For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids
    Gigaom, March 25, 2013: Developer training company Pluralsight releases online coding courses for kids
    TechCrunch, January 2, 2013: Developer training platform Pluralsight raises $27.5M from Insight Venture Partners to expand its online catalog

    Media contact:

    Megan Herrick, Director of PR
    megan-herrick@pluralsight.com

    Executive bios:

    Aaron Skonnard, Founder and CEO

    Pluralsight Names Jody Bailey as its Vice President of Engineering

    October 15, 2014 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

    SALT LAKE CITY– Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the appointment of Jody Bailey as vice president of engineering. In this position, Bailey will be trusted with growing Pluralsight’s development organization and providing technical leadership as the executive team navigates the company’s rapid trajectory.

    “We are delighted to add someone of Jody’s caliber as we embark on our next stage of growth,” said Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight co-founder and CEO. “Jody is ideally suited to our culture, which is critically important to us as we expand our team of engineers and seek to empower our customers with innovative and robust tools for technology training.”

    Bailey brings a wealth of engineering and leadership experience to Pluralsight. During a 26-year career in technology, Bailey has managed the direction of innovative software solutions, process improvements, and new business initiatives. He possesses a strong technical background with expertise in delivery of software solutions, business process engineering and product definition.

    Prior to Pluralsight, Bailey was vice president of engineering at AtTask, a work management software company for enterprises. In his role, Bailey scaled the development organization from 22 to 100 engineers and streamlined the company’s products into one platform, resulting in record sales. He joined AtTask from Vovici (now Verint), a voice-of-the-customer company, where he was vice president of development and network operations. Bailey was also director of engineering at Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, and director of software development at Vastera, a global trade management software company later acquired by JP Morgan Chase.

    “Pluralsight is at the forefront of the booming e-learning industry and is ripe with opportunity,” said Bailey. “As someone who has spent his entire career in technology, I have experienced firsthand the immense demand for professionals with first-class technical training. It’s exciting to be part of the solution and join Pluralsight as it launches to the next stage of growth and influence.”

    Pluralsight has experienced tremendous expansion in recent years. In 2013 and 2014, Pluralsight acquired four companies in eight months, making it the world’s largest curated e-learning library for technology professionals. Pluralsight trains thousands of individuals learners and IT professionals at top enterprises, including Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, General Mills, ADP, Microsoft, Pixar and Disney. Revenue had triple-digit growth in 2013 and is on trajectory to do the same in 2014.

    About Pluralsight
    Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for software developers, IT specialists, and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated e-learning library for technology professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information visit Pluralsight.com.