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Thirst appoints Barry Ryan as Marketing Manager


thirst, the learning experience platform, built with advanced AI that, similarly to Netflix, will recommend personalised learning content to its users based on their interests and skills has appointed Barry Ryan as Marketing Manager.

Barry Ryan, Marketing Manager, thirst
Barry Ryan, Marketing Manager, thirst 

As Marketing Manager, Ryan will take the lead in transforming the company's marketing strategy to drive awareness of thirst’s e-learning platform and the value the product delivers to learning & development leaders and their teams.

Manchester-based thirst was founded by Fred Thompson to put learners in the driving seat and empower each user to undertake and control their own learning journey. thirst uses advanced machine learning technologies to present items of learning content specific to their interests and skills.

Prior to joining thirst, Ryan held a variety of strategic marketing leadership roles across the technology and B2B sector including consumer technology, gaming, and computing company Tactus Group, e-commerce fulfilment specialists 3PL, and B2B marketing agency The Snap Agency.

"Barry brings outstanding experience in delivering engaging stories that appeal across industries," said Fred Thompson, CEO at thirst “I’m looking forward to him bringing his knowledge and expertise to inform our customers about how thirst solves complicated L&D problems with modern elegance and delight."

“I’m super excited to join the team. When I learned about the amazing capabilities of thirst, my reaction was ‘this has got to be one of the L&D industry’s best-kept secrets,’” said Barry Ryan ”Companies are seeking next-generation solutions to help them transform their learning culture through increased engagement, knowledge sharing, and community building. My goal is to make these companies aware of thirst.