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 an enterprise technology skills platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including Pluralsight IQ, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs, and analytics. For more information, visit www.pluralsight.com.
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