Open LMS, the leading provider of open-source learning systems, today announced the appointment of Derek Brost as the company’s new vice president of engineering and security, adding a deep technical and security background to its core leadership team.
Brost joins Open LMS from InterVision, where he led his team through numerous acquisition integrations while managing some of the world’s largest cloud systems. Brost brings more than 20 years of engineering experience and leadership to the role, with a specific focus on cloud solutions and security, making him a perfect fit for the fast-growing cloud-based Moodle™ platform of Open LMS.
"Even as a Moodle™ company, we're looking toward the future and ready to build our company with the next generation of leadership," said Phill Miller, Managing Director of Open LMS. "No company within the industry has grown at the scale we're operating at or where we aspire to be. Derek's background and skillset bring a new level of technical experience to our leadership team and further sets our company up for long-term success."
In the role, Brost will help Open LMS unify its engineering functions and continue its progress in converging and simplifying its various Moodle™ platforms. He will also be responsible for enhancing the platform’s security for users.
"It's inspiring to see a mission-driven company built around furthering education and professional development create such a strong business model on top of innovative open-source software," said Brost. "I have a deep personal passion for this industry and am excited to help lead Open LMS as we continue to provide top-notch service to users."
To learn more about Open LMS and its products, or to request a trial, please visit www.openlms.net.
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About Open LMS
Open LMS leverages open-source software to deliver an effective and engaging learning experience. As the largest commercial provider of hosting and support services for the open-source Moodle™ learning platform, we help organizations and institutions deliver great learning experiences without complexities. Previously a Blackboard product, Open LMS was acquired by Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) in March 2020.