Pluralsight Names Lindsey Kneuven Head of Social Impact
SILICON SLOPES – Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced the newest member of the Pluralsight team and head of social impact, Lindsey Kneuven. In this newly created position, Kneuven will lead the company’s philanthropic initiatives, implementing strategies that align Pluralsight’s product, culture, community, people and brand to make a meaningful impact on the way the world learns.
“We are excited to have someone of Lindsey’s caliber join our team,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “Her expertise and experience leading some of the strongest social impact programs in Silicon Valley will be invaluable as we create our future and lift the human condition through technology in communities around the world."
Kneuven has demonstrated success leading teams within a variety of organizations. Most recently, she was chief impact officer at Cotopaxi, where she developed and led the organization’s philanthropic strategy while also building and sustaining various nonprofit partner relationships. Under her leadership, Cotopaxi developed and implemented a computer science education program for refugee youth, later adopted by the International Rescue Committee.
"I am honored to be joining Pluralsight and to be opening a new chapter of the company's history," said Kneuven. "The company --the people, the culture and the mission-- already embrace a vision and commitment for making a positive impact around the world. I'm looking forward to building on that momentum and developing innovative strategies to achieve lasting social change while establishing Pluralsight as a global leader in integrated philanthropy."
Kneuven previously held a senior management position at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the world, with $7.3 billion in assets under management during her tenure. Prior to Silicon Valley Community Foundation, she held a number of philanthropic positions across the nonprofit and private sectors at Nuru International and Salesforce Foundation. Under Lindsey’s leadership, Salesforce Foundation’s grant program was named among the top 3 percent of corporate foundations that provided “assistance beyond the grant” by the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.