DJ Anderson

VP, Communications

Mariangel Babbel

Director, Communications

Mar 20, 2018

Pluralsight Appoints Matthew Forkner as General Counsel

SILICON SLOPES — Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning company, today announced Matthew Forkner as the newest member of the team and General Counsel for Pluralsight. In his new role, Forkner will spearhead all legal matters for Pluralsight.

“Matt has been integral in helping some of the biggest names in the tech industry manage risk and global compliance, and complete transformative transactions over nearly 15 years,” said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “We are so excited to have his expertise and guidance as part of our legal team. He will provide invaluable leadership with his experiences in Silicon Valley and the tech industry as we aim to close the tech skills gap for businesses and individuals worldwide.”

Forkner brings his demonstrated success in mergers, acquisitions and public offerings from working with deals for some of the leading technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Forkner was vice president deputy general counsel at GoDaddy.

“Pluralsight is tackling a massive problem that impacts the global economy, and in the process, has created a thriving business that I am thrilled to be a part of,” said Forkner. “Together with Aaron and the rest of the leadership team, I’m looking forward to helping the business grow and navigate the company through its expansion.”

Before joining GoDaddy, Forkner gained his legal expertise at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati (WSGR) and Fenwick & West. Both firms specialize in advising technology and enterprise software companies.

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About Pluralsight 

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

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