MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strivr, the leading provider of immersive learning solutions, today announced the addition of HR and talent visionary Josh Bersin to its advisory board and new leadership hires to its sales and marketing teams. A forward-thinking industry analyst and founder of BersinTM by Deloitte, Bersin brings deep expertise in the areas of corporate HR, talent management, recruiting, leadership and technology.
Despite spending more than $1,000 per employee each year on learning and development, organizations are rarely able to understand the effectiveness of their training programs.1 Through extensive research conducted on talent development strategies, Bersin has recognized this challenge and the transformational role immersive learning through virtual reality can have on both employee performance and the bottom line.
“Traditional training methods and materials are costly and often ineffective. Most employees learn best by doing,” said Bersin. “With Strivr’s Immersive Learning platform, training curriculum in VR can be tailored specifically for real-world scenarios, resulting in engaging experiences that drive behavioral change and performance improvements in a safe environment. I am excited to join the advisory board as Strivr continues its journey to completely reimagine L&D.”
Unlike other solutions that only focus on one aspect of learning and development, Strivr provides an end-to-end platform that supports the entire employee lifecycle - from onboarding and training to upskilling and retention. Strivr partners with customers on all aspects of immersive learning - this includes everything from discovery, strategic planning, curriculum design, content production, experience building, set up, adoption to performance analysis.
The platform is backed by over 20 years of research in behavioral science, giving the company the right set of tools and experience to bring immersive learning to mainstream enterprise adoption. Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Verizon, JetBlue and Fidelity have already implemented Strivr’s end-to-end immersive learning solution to improve safety, customer service and employee experience.
“As we push the boundaries of immersive learning, we look to partner with industry experts to help shape our strategy and align with future market needs,” said Derek Belch, CEO of Strivr. “Josh brings deep expertise and insight to the pain points many businesses feel in HR and talent development. He is a valuable addition to our advisory board as we continue to revolutionize the way people train, learn and perform.”
Strivr also announced the expansion of its leadership team, with Sharon Pinedo joining as VP of Sales and Veronique Lafargue as VP of Marketing. Pinedo formerly helped lead Americas Sales for Facebook's Workplace by Facebook, and spent a decade at Google, most notably leading regional SaaS/cloud computing sales. An expert in category creation in fast growth environments, Lafargue built the first marketing organization for Google Cloud in Southern Europe, drove demand for Google Maps and G Suite, and most recently, led content marketing and thought leadership initiatives at Box.
To learn more about how leading companies are using immersive learning to transform the L&D landscape and elevate employee engagement, join Derek Belch and Josh Bersin for a fireside chat on Wednesday, June 5 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar and pre-submit your questions for Bersin here.
Incubated in the Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Strivr transforms the way organizations train and develop their workforce through immersive experiences. Co-founders Derek Belch and Jeremy Bailenson, one of the world’s leading VR researchers, first teamed up in 2014 to assess immersive learning as an effective tool for training football players. With sports as a proving ground, they quickly expanded their focus from the athlete to the enterprise. Today, elite sports organizations and leading Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart, Verizon and Fidelity are partnering with Strivr to elevate performance through immersive experience. To learn more, visit www.strivr.com.