RALEIGH, N.C. — July 23, 2021 — Training Industry Inc., the global leader in market intelligence for corporate training and development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Taylor to CEO. Taylor has been a partner at Training Industry for the last 15 years and has most recently served as president since March 2015. Founder and longtime CEO Doug Harward will transition to the role of executive chairman.
Launching Training Industry in 2005, Harward recognized the need for trusted information and resources for corporate learning and development professionals. Over the last 16 years, Training Industry has grown to reach more than 350,000 website visitors each month with high-quality content from industry thought leaders across the globe.
The leadership transition is the result of a planned succession designed to provide ongoing stability and continuity to the business. “It was time to take the next step in the evolution of Ken’s leadership at Training Industry,” said Harward. “He has built a solid leadership team that will allow him to take on the additional responsibilities of becoming CEO.”
As Harward’s longtime partner, Taylor has helped to grow the business, the community and Training Industry team. Together, they co-authored the book “What Makes a Great Training Organization,” that became the basis for the Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM) program, which now has more than 1,000 graduates. Taylor looks forward to “expanding our efforts to help learning leaders effectively manage the business of learning by providing training, resources, research and access to contributions from our ever-growing community of thought leaders.”
“I want to thank Doug for his continued partnership and sage advice as we take Training Industry forward,” said Taylor. “Our clients can expect ongoing developments as we expand the breadth of our service offerings to help training companies make the connections that will help their companies grow.”
About Training Industry, Inc.
“We make connections.”TM Our Company has a passion for making connections. We cultivate high-value conversations for select solution providers and with our highly engaged community of corporate learning and development leaders and decision-makers. These conversations benefit the entire training industry by surfacing challenges, sharing innovations and communicating rapidly evolving best practices.
Training Industry (https://trainingindustry.com) is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. Our authority is built on deep ties with more than 450 expert contributors who share insights and actionable information with their peers. Training Industry’s courses, live events, articles, magazine, webinars, podcast, research and reports generate more than 10 million industry interactions each year, while the Top 20 Training Companies Lists help business leaders find the right training partners.