Pluralsight Announces New Global Headquarters in Australia
SYDNEY, Australia – Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the opening of its newest international headquarters in Sydney.
The new office highlights the company’s aggressive global expansion strategy and will be followed by the opening of three additional operational centres in Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra to support the company’s growth in Australia and New Zealand.
The local online education market in ANZ has experienced annual growth of 14 per cent from 2009 to 2014, and Pluralsight has experienced nearly triple-digit growth in the region in just 12 months. The demand for technology professionals is fueling much the industry growth, with the Australian Government predicting a growth in the demand for technology-focused roles of 13 per cent in the next three years.
“Pluralsight’s expansion throughout Australia and New Zealand supports the tremendous technology boom we are seeing in the region,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and co-founder of Pluralsight. “Technology is constantly evolving and companies are seeking solutions to help train and retain their employees. We are thrilled to have a highly-talented local team that can assist ANZ organisations with their continuous learning and development needs.”
Overseeing local ANZ efforts will be Fiona Sweeney, Pluralsight’s director for Australia and New Zealand. Sweeney, who will be joined by key executive appointments across the region, is responsible for working closely with local organisations to create a positive customer experience, enabling clients to improve employee engagement and empower employees to make real business impact.
“Expanding into the ANZ market gives us the opportunity to help local technology and creative talent learn from the best instructors in the world through our dynamic professional development platform,” said Sweeney. “By increasing our presence in this market, we can ensure closer dialogue with our customers, becoming a true learning partner.”
Claiming a leadership position in the corporate online learning market, valued at $107 billion according to Global Industry Analysts, Pluralsight is the world’s largest curated professional development platform. As part of Pluralsight’s growth strategy, the company made a series of acquisitions in the past 12 months including Code School, a learn-to-code platform used by more than 1.3 million people; Smarterer, a tool for assessing a user's technical ability quickly and in relation to his or her peers; and HackHands, an online mentoring platform for programmers.
For more information on Pluralsight, visit www.pluralsight.com.