Who is PrimeLearning.com®
PrimeLearning.com® is a leading provider of performance-based business and professional skills training delivered over the Internet.
Using the power of the Internet, we deliver training online without regard to time, distance, or location. Our solutions are specifically designed to improve the knowledge, skills, and, most importantly, the performance of people. Among the business and professional skills that are part of the PrimeLearning.com curricula are PMI Certified Project Management (CAPM®, PMP®), Sales Skills, Customer Service, General Management, Human Resources, Communication, Marketing and Personal Development.
You will find our unique approach to be a much more fulfilling experience than traditional modes of training. You will learn faster, retain more, and have fun doing it! By providing valuable job-related skills, our courses contribute to your professional and personal development. In today's knowledge economy, the more skills you attain, the stronger your position. In a recent survey of prospective job applicants, the availability of quality, job-specific training was the most influential factor in choosing a new job.
As a corporate training manager, you will reap substantial benefits for your company. You will see dramatically reduced costs. We can offer over 450 hours of eLearning from our existing catalog or we can develop custom courses that are designed specifically for you. Our courses can be delivered entirely over the Internet, so you save costs on facilities and travel. Because your employees can take the courses from where they normally work or from home, and, because some of the delivery is self-paced, you'll save on employee downtime as well. You'll have tools to manage and measure the results of your training program right from your desktop. But best of all, you will see improved individual and organizational performance. Your company will retain more of its employees and get more productivity from them. Bottom line: you will achieve a significant competitive advantage for your company!
PrimeLearning.com® is a leading global provider of corporate business skills eLearning solutions. Although a relatively young company, PrimeLearning.com is built on a long history of success. Its founders, Terry and Mary O'Brien, founded Mindware Ltd in 1986 and sold that company ten years later to Gartner Group, the world's leading IT consultancy firm. They teamed up once again to form PrimeLearning.com in January 1999. The company was started in Limerick, Ireland, and has a strong and steadily growing network of partners, clients and resellers throughout the world.
PrimeLearning.com® has assembled the best talent in the industry to create a whole new training approach, an approach that delivers best-in-class training to the world's leading corporations.
Our team includes instructional designers, course developers, graphic artists, Internet technology experts, subject matter experts, mentors, quality managers and finance and administrative personnel.
Terry O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer
Since he founded the company in 1999, Terry sets the overall strategic direction and vision for PrimeLearning. He also manages relations with the company's investors and strategic partners. He began his career as an instructional designer with Ericsson in 1985 and later with CBT Systems. In 1988, he established Mindware Training Technologies, a pioneering training company focused on developing learning products for the telecommunications industry. Mindware served many notable clients including Deutsche Telekom, SwissCom, Xerox, HP, Bull and Unisys. Mindware was acquired in 1996 by Gartner Group,and Terry was appointed Managing Director, Europe. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the National University of Ireland Maynooth and a post-graduate Certificate in Media-based Education.
Mary O'Brien, Chief Operations Officer
|As COO, Mary manages all operational aspects of the Company. She cut her teeth in the training industry as an instructional designer before co-founding Mindware Training Technologies. At Mindware, she led all product development and operations, creating many hundreds of hours of content. She is recognized throughout the training industry for her ability to assemble top-notch development teams. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Higher Diploma in Education, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a first class Honours MSc in CyberPsychology. Mary also leads PrimeLearning's Educational Research efforts.|
Derek Humphreys, Chief Technology Officer
|One of the most experienced CTOs in the eLearning industry, Derek sets the Company's overall technology vision and oversees all technology development and operations. He has an extensive background in strategy formulation and development of both Internet and traditional enterprise technologies. He also has fifteen years of experience in the training industry. Among his many accomplishments during his career as both an independent consultant and line manager, he built an Internet and Intranet training delivery system, developed content creation tools, led an ERP integration effort, designed Web- and CDROM-based training products, and implemented a pension administration system. He has also acted as a consultant to investment firms evaluating new technology start-ups. Humphreys holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Staffordshire University.|
Fiona Howard, Director
|Fiona has over 20 years experience in eLearning, Operations Management and Localisation. She held the position of Production Manager with Mindware, and subsequently Gartner Group Learning (Ireland). Fiona has in depth experience of all aspects of the process of educational product development. This insight has resulted in a highly effective manager who has the ability to manage and direct large numbers of staff, and to personally oversee various strands of the process.
Since 2003 Fiona has worked as Director, Client and Linguist Care (Operations Manager) with eTeams International Ltd, one of Irelands leading Translation companies. Fiona and her team are responsible for ensuring client and linguist satisfaction. She holds a BA in History and Economics, a Post-graduate Higher Diploma in Education, a Post-graduate Certificate in e-Learning and a Post-graduate Certificate in Project Management.