Learning industry veteran Leo Blankenship leads new venture
Thames Valley, UK – 20 July 2021 – KnowledgePoint today announced the expansion of its delivery capabilities with the launch of KnowledgePoint US.
As Vice President of Operations and Advisory, Leo Blankenship leads KnowledgePoint’s US-based operations. Based in North Carolina, Leo assumes responsibility for expanding KnowledgePoint’s footprint across the Americas as well as leading advisory services globally.
KnowledgePoint is a leading provider of support services for the learning and training sector. Services include print services, digital learning solutions, administrative services and global training network management.
With this strategic expansion, KnowledgePoint extends its position as a leading provider of support services for the learning and training sector, building upon proven capabilities including print, digital learning solutions, administrative services and global training network management. KnowledgePoint US provides not only a vital footprint in the North American market but also opens up new capabilities for the ever-evolving needs of KnowledgePoint’s global customers.
Leo has more than 25 years’ experience in the learning and training sector. He is an expert in the design and delivery of large-scale learning support and administration services, from scoping to the build and management of the capability to support and enhance those services. Leo has previously held a variety of global leadership and management roles in learning organisations including Conduent (formerly Xerox Business Services), and Ernst & Young.
Ray Brown, Sales & Marketing Director, KnowledgePoint says: “We believe learning and skills development are critical, not only for individuals but equally for business performance and prosperity. Our core purpose is about making this learning happen; this means we’re focused on the practicalities of helping training providers and learning organisations to provide high-quality learning opportunities to their learners and employees.
“With this expansion, we increase our scale and resources, underlining our standing globally. With Leo, we’ve a world-leading expert in the development and delivery of large-scale learning support and administrative services. His experience is second to none; he brings operational expertise that will significantly enhance processes and unlock efficiencies for our global customers.”
Leo Blankenship, VP of Operations & Advisory, says: “Over the past year we’ve seen a fundamental shift in the learning market, with increasing focus on online delivery and the use of digital for enabling the process of learning. But in the rush to respond to the challenges of the pandemic, I believe many learning and training organisations may have lost a bit of focus on the engine of the learning process – the nuts and bolts of making sure learning happens effectively and efficiently.
“I’m hugely excited to be leading KnowledgePoint US, a company which is all about these fundamentals – a company which makes life easier for its training providers and enterprise customers. I’m looking forward to using my experiences to realise benefits for existing and new customers in North America and beyond.”
KnowledgePoint adds value to some of the largest global learning organisations by delivering a range of complementary and proven support services. From print services and digital learning solutions to administrative services and global training network management, KnowledgePoint makes life easier for learning industry partners around the globe.
With bases in the Thames Valley, UK and North Carolina, US, KnowledgePoint enables its partners to deliver positive learning experiences and outcomes, boost customer and learner satisfaction, and realise cost and resource efficiencies.
For further information please contact:
UK: Sally Evans
US: Leo Blankenship