Karie Willyerd, former Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Visa, has joined Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) as Chief Customer Strategy Officer.
The newly created role will further enable LTG and GP Strategies to support customers move toward a new era of learning and talent transformation. Willyerd’s responsibilities include helping our customers with their learning and talent strategies.
With over 30 years of experience in learning and development, Willyerd was most recently the CLO of Visa. Previous leadership experience includes senior roles at SAP, Sun Microsystems, Heinz and Lockheed Martin.
Willyerd’s extensive experience has seen her contribute to winning over 50 awards across various organisations. Recognition includes first place in the coveted ATD rankings – first with Sun Microsystems and most recently with Visa University in 2022. In addition to her extensive corporate experience, Willyerd is a best-selling author with a doctorate in business management from Case Western Reserve University.
Piers Lea, Chief Strategy Officer at LTG, said: “I’m delighted to have Karie join the team. We’re at a key stage in launching the Group’s new go-to-market strategy, and this is the perfect time to introduce the skills needed to help both LTG and our customers move to the next level. The acquisition of GP Strategies in 2021 enables us to transform our offering across the talent and learning ecosystem. It’s a natural progression to add such a well-respected mind to the team. We have worked with Karie in various roles across the Group for decades and believe her experience will add substantial value to our customers and partners.”
Karie Willyerd added: “I’m excited to be joining LTG as part of a team looking to transform the face of the industry. I have worked with the GP Strategies and LTG teams for almost 30 years and have a fantastic relationship with many of my new colleagues. I believe we’re at an inflection point in our industry, where developing talent is going to be within the top three priorities of every CEO. It feels like a natural progression in my career to be involved in shaping that change, and I believe that LTG and GP Strategies are best positioned to lead that vision – it's the place where I can make the biggest difference to our industry in the coming critical years.”