Thought Industries Promotes Robin Wadsworth to CEO, Succeeding Co-founder Barry Kelly

~ Thought Industries, the leading enterprise learning platform for customer, partner, and professional training, has announced the promotion of Robin Wadsworth to Chief Executive Officer. This move, effective April 1st, 2024, will see Wadsworth transition from her current role as President to take on the responsibilities of CEO. She has been with Thought Industries since early 2020.

Barry Kelly, who co-founded Thought Industries in 2013 and has served as CEO since then, will be stepping down to take on the role of founder/board member. In a statement regarding the transition, Kelly expressed his confidence in Wadsworth's abilities and praised her as an "incredible executive" who will lead the company to continued success.

Wadsworth brings over 30 years of experience as a seasoned Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) executive to her new role. Since joining Thought Industries, she has led the company's worldwide sales, marketing, operations, and customer-facing organizations. Under her leadership, Thought Industries has seen significant growth in areas such as customers and revenue.

In her new position as CEO, Wadsworth will continue to focus on driving growth and prioritizing customer and product innovation for the upcoming fiscal year. She expressed excitement about building upon her relationships with customers, partners, and employees to take the company to new heights.

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Prior to joining Thought Industries, Wadsworth held leadership positions at companies such as PROS and BlackLine Inc., where she played a key role in driving revenue growth and achieving a successful IPO. Her extensive experience in go-to-market strategies was a major factor in her selection as CEO.

According to Kelly, Wadsworth's promotion is part of a succession plan that has been in development for several years. He stated that they have worked together closely to build out the executive leadership team and strategic growth plan while ensuring their values align.

Chris Murphy, Chairman of Thought Industries' board, also expressed confidence in Wadsworth's ability to lead the company into its next phase of growth. He noted that the company has more than tripled its revenues since Luminate Capital's investment in 2019 and is well-positioned for future success.

In reflecting on his time as CEO, Kelly expressed pride in what Thought Industries has become and excitement for its future under Wadsworth's leadership. He also thanked everyone who has been a part of the company's journey and played a role in its success.

The transition to Wadsworth as CEO is a testament to her hard work and dedication, as well as the strong foundation that Kelly has built during his tenure. With her experience, energy, and commitment to excellence, Wadsworth is poised to lead Thought Industries through its next phase of growth and solidify its position as a leader in global customer, partner, and professional training.
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