At Pluralsight, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to create progress through technology and develop the skills of tomorrow. With assessments, learning paths and courses authored by industry experts, our platform helps businesses and individuals benchmark expertise across roles, speed up release cycles and build reliable, secure products.
Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology skills platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.
A champion for data-driven marketing throughout her 20-year career, Heather has held executive marketing and product management positions at some of the world's largest enterprise technology companies. She most recently served as CMO of one of tech's fastest growing enterprise SaaS companies.
Anita oversees the entire employee journey, from recruiting and acquisition to employee growth and retention. Whether she’s negotiating better benefits or helping design workspaces to better serve Pluralsight’s teams, Anita loves creating an environment where people can do their best work.
Drawing on his more than 20 years of financial leadership experience, James acts as the financial and operational advisor to the Pluralsight executive team. In his role, he is responsible for the company’s financial, data and information technology teams. His expertise, knowledge and skills play a critical role as Pluralsight accelerates its growth.
Ross is Chief Revenue Officer for Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), the technology skills platform. Ross joined Pluralsight in October 2019 excited by Pluralsight’s mission to democratize technology skills and the opportunity to support companies around the world who are embracing technology to support their goals and build new ways of doing business. As CRO, Ross is responsible for leading all elements of customer success, including the direct and indirect sales teams, pre-sales, and professional services serving customers in more than 150 countries.
Meyercord brings nearly 30 years of experience to Pluralsight, including enterprise SaaS sales, partnerships, sales operations, and technology leadership. Most recently, as EVP on the North American sales team at Salesforce, and previously as Chief Information Officer, Meyercord was a key member of the leadership team that helped grow Salesforce from $2.5B to more than $16B in annual revenue. Meyercord began his career at Accenture, where he was a senior partner in the Communications and High-Tech practice and left after 22 years to join Salesforce.
Brandon Peay is the Executive Vice President of Skills at Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the leading technology skills and engineering management platform. In this role, Brandon manages the entire Skills product organization, including product management, product strategy, product marketing, pricing and packaging, and all product-specific operations.
Brandon is passionate about Pluralsight’s mission of creating progress through technology that lifts the human condition. He joined Pluralsight in December 2014 as Head of Corporate Development and FP& A and moved into the role of Chief of Staff to the CEO in June 2015. Most recently, Brandon served as Pluralsight’s Chief Strategy and Operations Officer where he shouldered the
responsibility for strategy, business operations, partnerships and M&A. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Brandon held several positions at Bain& Company, where he helped solve a variety of strategic problems for corporations in various
industries by identifying relevant insights then implementing solutions that produced results. Brandon believes strongly in being a life-long learner. As an avid reader, he is always on the lookout for new ideas and thought pieces on leadership development, technology and business strategy. Brandon holds a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. He has considerable experience working in international markets and in a variety of industries including technology, health care, aerospace and defense, construction and the non-profit sector. When he’s not promoting Pluralsight’s mission and encouraging others to up their learning game, you’ll find Brandon playing, coaching or watching sports—especially his son’s flag football and basketball teams.
Matthew Forkner is Chief Legal Officer at Pluralsight, a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. In this role Forkner is responsible for Pluralsight's global legal activities and policies, as well as risk management, corporate ethics and social responsibility, compliance and regulatory affairs.
Forkner joined Pluralsight in March 2018 from GoDaddy, where he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Prior to GoDaddy, he practiced law at Silicon Valley law firms Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fenwick & West, where he advised and represented financial institutions and corporations worldwide on issues including corporate governance, complex corporate transactions, and capital markets offerings.
Kathryn Murphy is Executive Vice President of Flow at Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the leading technology skills and engineering management platform. In her role, Murphy oversees Pluralsight’s Flow product line, helping engineering teams develop engineering intelligence and get unmatched visibility into workflows in order to accelerate product development. Murphy joined Pluralsight in August, 2020.
Murphy is known as a hands-on leader with a passion for people, products and technology. She brings more than 20 years of technology leadership expertise to Pluralsight at companies such as Salesforce, Demandware, and Tomax Corporation. Most recently, Murphy was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Payments in the Salesforce Commerce Cloud, where she spearheaded the effort to create next-gen payments for retailers to do commerce anywhere, fast.
Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business/Information Systems from Brigham Young University. She recently was the chairman of the Utah Technology Council. She is active in the Retail Orphan Initiative (retailroi.org) and has traveled to Honduras to work in a local orphan school.
Christopher Oliver is Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy of Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the leading technology skills and engineering management platform. Chris Oliver joined Pluralsight in August, 2020, overseeing corporate strategy.
Chris is a forward-thinking executive who maximizes innovation, growth and profitability by driving transformational change and improvement across teams and companies. He brings wide-ranging strategic and operational experience at global technology corporations to Pluralsight, and is known for envisioning and implementing game-changing enterprise-wide strategies and initiatives.
With a background in strategy, business development and corporate development, Chris possesses a unique leadership perspective and breadth of expertise. His expertise includes optimizing sales teams, enabling emerging markets expansion, driving business operations improvement, restructuring organizations, conducting M&A and orchestrating post-merger integrations. Prior to joining Pluralsight, was Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for IBM’s Partner Ecosystem organization. Chris has also held senior leadership roles at Presidio Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and NTT (formerly Dimension Data).
Chris holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University. He currently serves as Board Chair of Community of Unity, a New York-based non-profit and sits on the Advisory Board at EYP Mission Critical Facilities.
Chris Tonas is the Chief Technology Officer of Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the leading technology skills and engineering management platform. Tonas joined Pluralsight in August, 2020, bringing with him more than two decades of enterprise technology product leadership and development experience. In his role, Tonas leads Pluralsight’s world class technology organization and is responsible for development and operations of the company’s flagship products.
Tonas has built a career making developers successful while partnering with leaders to enable and elevate their technology transformations. Prior to Pluralsight, he was Vice President of the Applications Development Tools organization at Oracle, where he spent 25 years delivering tools, frameworks, and common cloud services to the developers in Oracle's SaaS organization and to customers across the globe. When he's not working, Tonas enjoys running, travel, and spending time with his family.