Pluralsight Names Nate Walkingshaw Chief Product Officer
Prominent Entrepreneur Will Lead Product Innovation and Development at Pluralsight
SALT LAKE CITY – Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the appointment of Nate Walkingshaw as the company’s chief product officer. In this newly created position, Walkingshaw will lead the organization’s product development and innovation initiatives as Pluralsight continues its rapid expansion.
“Nate is an amazing person to add to our team as we grow the Pluralsight learning platform,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight. “With Nate’s experience building several successful and innovative products, he is perfectly suited to create a world class learning experience for both individuals and businesses. Nate’s arrival cements our commitment to a customer-centric product strategy.”
Walkingshaw most recently incubated and led Tanner Labs, the technology-focused research and development arm of O.C. Tanner Recognition Company. At Tanner Labs, Walkingshaw’s team created and launched two startup web-based applications in the last 12 months.
A serial entrepreneur, Walkingshaw holds patents for numerous product innovations and has started several businesses that have led to successful acquisitions, such as Paramed, which was acquired by Stryker Medical in 2009, and Brightface, whose product Cycleface was acquired by Strava Corporation.
“This is an exciting time to join Pluralsight, as online education is evolving and becoming the preferred method of learning for technology professionals,” said Walkingshaw. “Throughout my career, I have been drawn to unique opportunities where cutting-edge technology and innovation can bring immense value to people everywhere. Pluralsight’s focus on democratizing professional learning perfectly fits that description, and I look forward to being a part of the company’s future growth.”