ANOTHER JOB FOR ARNE: The former U.S. education secretary is among the new board additions for Pluralsight, the Utah-based online education startup that offers training on technical and business skills. “The idea that learning stops at 22, that’s a death sentence today,” Duncan told FastCompany. This is the first board seat for Duncan, who is now a Managing Partner at Emerson Collective. More details in the release.
Other additions to Pluralsight’s board include Brad Rencher (an executive VP at Adobe), Gary Crittenden (chairman of private equity firm, HGGC) and Tim Maudlin, an e-commerce veteran. The company, which raised $135 million in 2014 to fuel its growth and acquisition spree, currently numbers close to 500 employees. It currently boasts more than 4,700 courses created by almost 1,000 experts. Industry watchers expect the “unicorn” company to go public later this year.