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Thirst Appoints Jade McNeil Head of Sales

Manchester, UKLearning

The learning platform, Thirst, built with advanced AI that provides recommend personalised learning content to learners, has appointed Jade McNeil Head of Sales.


Thirst, the learning platform, built with advanced AI that, similarly to Netflix, will recommend personalised learning content to its users based on their interests, skills and career goals has appointed Jade McNeil as the company’s Head of Sales.

McNeil joins thirst as the company continues to expand its leadership team and in her new role will develop the go-to-market and sales strategies to drive revenue growth for the company.

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 deliver personalised learning content in the flow of work and help organisations to identify their skills gaps. 

“I’m absolutely delighted that Jade has joined our growing thirst team,” said Fred Thompson, CEO at thirst, “Jade brings a wealth of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, but, more importantly, a friendly and knowledgeable approach which will ensure our current and future customers deliver upon their learning objectives going into 2023 and beyond.”

McNeil Brings 11 years of sales leadership experience, where she has a proven track record in delivering business growth, and successfully building and leading high-performance sales teams at Village Hotels and Fissara.

“Upon meeting the team at thirst; I was blown away that I'd finally found a company that aligns with my own ambitions along with an agile product that is exciting and disruptive in its sector,” said Jade McNeil “thirst is goal focused and an outcome orientated L&D platform for modern businesses. We seamlessly combine personalised learning content and skills in one place to bring a company together and help them to close their skills gaps faster. My aim is to make a bang in the industry and I'm proud to say I'm part of the thirst journey along with a dynamic forward-thinking team with a passion for learning and development.“