GlobalEnglish Appoints Roger Piskulick as Chief Financial Officer
BRISBANE, CA, May 03, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading
provider of on-demand learning and support for business English
communication, today announced the appointment of Roger Piskulick as
Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Piskulick's responsibilities at GlobalEnglish will include
overseeing the finance, accounting, and legal departments, as well as
the internal IT and facilities organizations.
"GlobalEnglish is a rapidly growing global company -- we serve more
than 500 customers across five continents, have offices in more than
20 countries, transact business in multiple foreign currencies, and
have been one of the fastest growing companies in our industry over
the past few years," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of
GlobalEnglish. "In order to continue to operate profitably on a
global scale, we needed to find a CFO with expertise in global
finance, an understanding of the online education industry, and a
deep commitment to our company values. I am confident that under
Roger Piskulick's leadership, GlobalEnglish will maintain successful
global operations and achieve significant growth."
"I am honored to join GlobalEnglish at this exciting time, and eager
to bring my experience with high-growth technology companies to the
organization. GlobalEnglish's market leadership and impressive
commitment to quality product development make this a very exciting
opportunity," said Piskulick. "I'm excited to work with such a
dynamic team and play a key role in expanding the business."
Mr. Piskulick's past experience includes more than 20 years of
management and executive leadership in national and international
finance roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance
Operations at The Active Network, Inc., an industry leader of online
event management software with $200 million in revenue and a
five-year growth rate of 600%. There he led a global team of 60
employees encompassing 25 different revenue platforms. Mr.
Piskulick's earlier experience includes the position of Vice
President of Finance and Operations at Blackboard Inc., the global
leader in enterprise e-education software and transaction system
platforms, where he helped lead the company to one of the most
successful technology IPOs of 2004. Mr. Piskulick is a certified
Mr. Piskulick is GlobalEnglish's first executive hire of 2010. "The
acquisition of key executive talent is critical to the continued
growth of GlobalEnglish," said Sheila Madden, Sr. Vice President of
Global Talent Management. "We are very pleased to have Roger join our
senior executive team."
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning,
and support for business English communication for the world's top
companies. The company offers a scalable, on-demand solution that
helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in
English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.
GlobalEnglish offers two assessment products, BELIT(TM) and
BELITPlus(TM), which present standardized and cost-effective ways to
assess employee English proficiency levels enterprise wide.
The core web-based GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service(TM)
provides learners with a unique blend of interactive course content,
progress assessment, and performance support. Additionally, a
complete suite of administrative tools helps companies easily manage,
measure, and track performance across the organization.
GlobalEnglish Personal Coaching(TM), which includes 1-on-1 private
sessions with native English coaches, offers an opportunity for live
practice and individual recommendations in the award-wining core
curriculum to support learner goals.
GlobalEnglish is proudly made up of a team of global consultants who
partner with clients to assess their business English needs, ensure
successful implementation, and provide ongoing local support.
GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest
companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte,
Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter &
Gamble, Unisys, and Wyeth.
For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.
SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation
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