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Former Degreed and SuccessFactors Executive, David Verhaag, joins THRIVE as demand in the United States explodes

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The next gen learning experience platform provider, THRIVE, appoints David Verhaag as US Head of Implementation & Customer Success to support demand from enterprise prospects in the United States. David joins THRIVE with 15+ years of experience having previously been Chief Customer Officer at Degreed and led fast-growing success teams at HireVue and SuccessFactors.


THRIVE is thrilled to announce they have appointed David Verhaag as US Head of Implementation & Customer Success to join their growing team in the United States ahead of their Boston office launch this summer as demand for THRIVE'S innovative learning experience platform exceeds all expectations.

David brings exceptional experience to THRIVE having worked in learning and development for over 15 years. His previous work includes leadership roles at industry-leading Saas companies such as Degreed and Successfactors where he worked on building and scaling high-performing teams.

Speaking about his new role at THRIVE, David commented:

“I’ve been following THRIVE for some time now and their disruptive nature, customer-first approach and truly innovative product really impressed me. 

I just had to be a part of the team and now so excited to join at this pivotal point in their journey to grow a brilliant team that delivers unique and best in class customer experiences for the world’s most forward thinking organisations.”

David will be working alongside THRIVE’s US and North American clients who include; CommScope, DECIEM, ESC Automation and Scott Credit Union. He’ll be responsible for building on the success of the existing customer experience as well as driving customer business performance and helping L&D teams reach their objectives.

With demand in the US soaring and even more product releases launching including integrations with LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Teams and Slack,  Sean Reddington, CEO at THRIVE commented on why David is the perfect fit for the role: 

“David's helped several industry-leading companies maintain a customer-first focus while growing from 10M to more than 300M in revenue. So, we’re over the moon to bring his impressive experience to THRIVE and believe there isn’t a better person for the job. 

Combining industry knowledge with David’s genuine passion for learning tech, we just know it’s the perfect fit to put customer experience first and exceed all expectations.”

Want to be next to join theTHRIVE Tribe? All career vacancies are listed on THRIVE’s career page here.