Pluralsight Names Jody Bailey as its Vice President of Engineering
Bailey Brings 26 Years of Experience in IT Engineering and Executive Leadership to Pluralsight as the Company Embarks on its Next Stage of Growth
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.