Degreed makes key leadership changes to reinforce innovation and growth capabilities

Degreed deepens C-Suite expertise with internal promotions for Chief Operations Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, plus a new Chief Technology Officer hire.

Pleasanton, CA — 9th January 2024: Degreed, the learning platform that makes skills-powered learning easy for hundreds of companies globally, has appointed Nicole Williams as Chief Operating Officer, Nate Kimmons as Chief Revenue Officer, and Sanjay Parmar as Chief Technology Officer. The appointments reinforce Degreed’s commitment to growth and operational excellence, two areas that have recently been recognized in the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards for Degreed’s Content Marketplace, and Aragon Research’s 2023 Innovation Award for Learning.

Nicole joined Degreed a year ago leading revenue operations as the SVP of Revenue Operations. Prior, Nicole was SVP of Revenue Strategy and Operations at Docebo. She also led global strategy and enablement at Cornerstone, serving as the go-to-market functional lead for its $1.3bn Saba acquisition. Well versed in global growth, strategy, business operations, and revenue operations, Nicole’s focus as COO is driving market penetration and revenue growth with a customer-centric approach. 

Nate has rejoined the Degreed and its leadership team as CRO. Nate was COO of Degreed before leaving to be CEO of Learn In (acquired by Degreed in June 2022). He brings his expertise in SaaS and revenue leadership from his nearly decade-long tenure at Learn In and Degreed, as well as leading the enterprise strategy and operations for prior to LinkedIn’s $1.5bn acquisition of the company in 2015.

Sanjay, an accomplished technology leader focusing on customer-centric, enterprise B2B SaaS platforms, recently joined Degreed. His extensive Future of Work experience is marked by his previous roles at Atheer, Flype, and Saba, where he successfully built and scaled comprehensive enterprise-grade platforms. At Degreed, Sanjay’s key focus will be collaborating closely with the engineering team and company leaders to develop the Learning, Academies, Marketplace, Skills, Deskless, and AI roadmaps.

David Blake, CEO of Degreed, said, “Nicole, Nate and Sanjay are fantastic. They bring a wealth of experience to Degreed’s leadership, with proven impact in both SaaS and EdTech. Degreed is building for the decade ahead–one where we will transact on our skills, irrespective of how or where you learned them. Nicole, Nate, and Sanjay’s work will be key in bringing about the skills-first transformation to organizations globally.”

Degreed recently presented its future product plans at
Vision; view the recording now. 

About Degreed

Degreed is a technology suite that combines lifelong learning and data-driven development so organizations can accelerate workforce capabilities for greater impact and make skills the heart of all work.

Degreed is the only learning platform that makes it easy for companies to deliver daily learning, deep skill-building, education benefits, real-time insights and expert services, while connecting to the most robust and open ecosystem. Each day, over 9 million learners from hundreds of global companies use Degreed to gain the skills to grow in their careers.

Degreed, founded in 2012, launched with the mission of “jailbreaking the degree” where all skills are recognized, irrespective of how they are acquired. Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with offices in Salt Lake City, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Brisbane.

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Jade Emmons

PR manager, Degreed

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