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Strivr Welcomes Renowned HR and Talent Visionary Josh Bersin to Advisory Board

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Strivr,
the leading provider of immersive learning solutions, today announced
the addition of HR and talent visionary Josh
Bersin
to its advisory board and new leadership hires to its sales
and marketing teams. A forward-thinking industry analyst and founder of BersinTM
by Deloitte
, Bersin brings deep expertise in the areas of corporate
HR, talent management, recruiting, leadership and technology.

Despite spending more than $1,000 per employee each year on learning and
development, organizations are rarely able to understand the
effectiveness of their training programs.1 Through extensive
research conducted on talent development strategies, Bersin has
recognized this challenge and the transformational role immersive
learning through virtual reality can have on both employee performance
and the bottom line.

“Traditional training methods and materials are costly and often
ineffective. Most employees learn best by doing,” said Bersin. “With
Strivr’s Immersive Learning platform, training curriculum in VR can be
tailored specifically for real-world scenarios, resulting in engaging
experiences that drive behavioral change and performance improvements in
a safe environment. I am excited to join the advisory board as Strivr
continues its journey to completely reimagine L&D.”

Unlike other solutions that only focus on one aspect of learning and
development, Strivr provides an end-to-end platform that supports the
entire employee lifecycle – from onboarding and training to upskilling
and retention. Strivr partners with customers on all aspects of
immersive learning – this includes everything from discovery, strategic
planning, curriculum design, content production, experience building,
set up, adoption to performance analysis.

The platform is backed by over 20 years of research in behavioral
science, giving the company the right set of tools and experience to
bring immersive learning to mainstream enterprise adoption. Fortune 500
companies such as Walmart,
Verizon,
JetBlue
and Fidelity
have already implemented Strivr’s end-to-end immersive learning solution
to improve safety, customer service and employee experience.

“As we push the boundaries of immersive learning, we look to partner
with industry experts to help shape our strategy and align with future
market needs,” said Derek Belch, CEO of Strivr. “Josh brings deep
expertise and insight to the pain points many businesses feel in HR and
talent development. He is a valuable addition to our advisory board as
we continue to revolutionize the way people train, learn and perform.”

Strivr also announced the expansion of its leadership team, with Sharon
Pinedo
joining as VP of Sales and Veronique
Lafargue
as VP of Marketing. Pinedo formerly helped lead Americas
Sales for Facebook’s Workplace by Facebook, and spent a decade at
Google, most notably leading regional SaaS/cloud computing sales. An
expert in category creation in fast growth environments, Lafargue built
the first marketing organization for Google Cloud in Southern Europe,
drove demand for Google Maps and G Suite, and most recently, led content
marketing and thought leadership initiatives at Box.

To learn more about how leading companies are using immersive learning
to transform
the L&D landscape
and elevate
employee engagement
, join Derek Belch and Josh Bersin for a fireside
chat on Wednesday, June 5 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. Register
for the webinar and pre-submit your questions for Bersin here.

About Strivr

Incubated in the Stanford University Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Strivr
transforms the way organizations train and develop their workforce
through immersive experiences. Co-founders Derek Belch and Jeremy
Bailenson, one of the world’s leading VR researchers, first teamed up in
2014 to assess immersive learning as an effective tool for training
football players. With sports as a proving ground, they quickly expanded
their focus from the athlete to the enterprise. Today, elite sports
organizations and leading Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart,
Verizon and Fidelity are partnering with Strivr to elevate performance
through immersive experience. To learn more, visit www.strivr.com.

1 Training
Industry Report 2017, Training Magazine