Pluralsight Names Jody Bailey as its First Vice President of Engineering

Bailey brings 26 years of experience in IT engineering and executive leadership to Pluralsight as the company embarks on its next stage of growth

SALT LAKE CITY--()--Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the appointment of Jody Bailey as vice president of engineering, a new position within the company. In this position, Bailey will be charged with growing Pluralsight’s development organization and providing leadership as the executive team navigates the company’s rapid trajectory.

“We are delighted to add someone of Bailey's caliber as we embark on our next stage of growth,” said Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight co-founder and CEO. “Jody is ideally suited to lead and expand our team of engineers and expand our already stellar leadership team as we seek to empower our customers with innovative tools for technology training.”

Bailey brings a wealth of engineering and leadership experience to Pluralsight. During a 26-year career in technology, Bailey has managed the direction of innovative software solutions, process improvements, and new business initiatives. He possesses a strong technical background with expertise in delivery of software solutions, business process engineering and product definition.

Prior to Pluralsight, Bailey was vice president of engineering at AtTask, a project management software company for enterprises. In his role, Bailey scaled the development organization from 22 to 100 engineers and streamlined the company’s products into one platform, resulting in record sales. He joined AtTask from Vovici (now Verint), a voice-of-the-customer company, where he was vice president of development and network operations. Bailey was also director of engineering at Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, and director of software development at Vastera, a global trade management software company later acquired by JP Morgan Chase.

“Pluralsight is at the forefront of the booming e-learning industry and is ripe with opportunity,” said Bailey. “As someone who has spent my entire career in technology, I have experienced firsthand the immense demand for professionals with first-class technical training. It’s exciting to be part of the solution and join Pluralsight as it launches to the next stage of growth and influence.”

Pluralsight has experienced tremendous expansion in recent years. In 2013 and 2014, Pluralsight acquired four companies in eight months, making it the world’s largest curated e-learning library for technology professionals. Pluralsight trains thousands individuals learners and IT professionals at top enterprises, including Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, General Mills, ADP, Microsoft, Pixar and Disney. Revenue had triple-digit growth in 2013 and is on trajectory to do the same in 2014.

About Pluralsight

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated e-learning library for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information, visit Pluralsight.com.

Contacts

Pluralsight PR
Megan Herrick, Director of Public Relations
801-784-9135
Megan-herrick@Pluralsight.com
or
Zachary Allen, 801-461-9751
zachary@methodcommunications.com

Release Summary

Pluralsight today announced the appointment of Jody Bailey as vice president of engineering. In this position, Bailey will be trusted with growing Pluralsight’s development organization.

Contacts

Pluralsight PR
Megan Herrick, Director of Public Relations
801-784-9135
Megan-herrick@Pluralsight.com
or
Zachary Allen, 801-461-9751
zachary@methodcommunications.com