Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Lynda.com Snags New Enterprise GM From Salesforce.com
Carpinteria-based lynda.com, the online learning and education company backed by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity, TPG Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, has bolstered its executive staff in the enterprise area, saying this morning that it has named Erik Nierenberg as General Manager of its Enterprise business. Nierenberg had most recently been at Salesforce.com,where he had been in product management; he also was former VP of Business Development and Strategy for Chatter, and also served at The Bridgespan Group. Lynda.com just raised a bibg, $186M funding round led by TPG earlier this month, and has been gobbling up other, online learning companies. The company is one of several, Central Coast companies who are rumored to be eyeing the public markets and a potential IPO. Lynda.com offers up a wide range of online, video-based courses on a wide range of IT topics, ranging from graphics and design software to web design, business, and other skills.