Grovo Appoints Summer Salomonsen as Chief Learning Officer, Announces Trademark on Microlearning

First CLO Will Spearhead Rapidly Growing Microlearning® Library

San Francisco, CA - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Grovo, the world’s leading Microlearning® solution, today announced that it has appointed Summer Salomonsen, winner of Brandon Hall’s 2017 Gold Emerging Star Award, as the company’s first Chief Learning Officer. Summer will spearhead Grovo’s growing Microlearning® content and professional services capabilities, leading the company’s team of proven learning experience designers and specialists to build the world’s only adaptive, customizable, and continuously growing Microlearning® library.

“With Summer as our first Chief Learning Officer, Grovo will continue to be the industry standard for microlearning by creating a growing, responsive, and integrated Microlearning® library that drives measurable gains in employee engagement and performance. Her learner-first approach, years of hands-on industry experience, and unmatched understanding of learning science will allow Grovo to make its Microlearning® method a core part of every organization’s learning strategy. We’re thrilled to have her join the team,” said Grovo CEO Steven Carpenter.

In her most recent role as Principal Consultant at Intrepid Learning, Inc., Summer crafted dozens of award-winning, high-impact, modern learning experiences rooted in cognitive science for leading multi-national organizations, while pursuing her Ed.D in Organizational Change & Leadership from the University of Southern California.

Under Summer’s leadership, Grovo plans to expand its Microlearning® library by an additional thousand lessons over the next year, focusing on delivering actionable, persona-based  Microlearning® experiences that support professionals at every level of their careers. Taking a bottoms-up, learner-first approach, these lessons will also leverage Grovo’s new, best-in-class learning platform and continuously adapt to learner behavior.

Microlearning, a Registered Trademark of Grovo

Recognizing Grovo’s longstanding role as the leader and pioneer in creating effective learning experiences utilizing a customizable content library that matches the way we learn today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has awarded Grovo a registered trademark on the term “Microlearning®.” Since the company’s inception in 2010, Grovo has used the term Microlearning® to identify its proprietary learner-first, science-backed methodology to make people better at their jobs.

Today, Grovo offers thousands of effective, media-rich Microlearning® lessons, available off-the-shelf on its learning experience platform. Companies including PepsiCo, Chevron, InterContinental Hotels Group, and DDB Worldwide use Grovo’s technology, content library, and professional services as a core part of their overall learning strategy. With the vision and expertise of its new CLO Summer Salomonsen, Grovo will continue to extend its lead and expand what its Microlearning®  solutions can achieve for the modern professional.

About Grovo

Grovo is the world’s leading Microlearning® solution, providing modern learning that employees actually like. Grovo helps L&D teams engage employees and drive their business forward by delivering a constantly evolving library of customizable Microlearning® lessons through an easy-to-use platform. Hundreds of companies of all sizes, from PepsiCo and Gap Inc. to Bitly and Magellan Health, trust Grovo to onboard employees faster, deepen their leadership bench, enable customer-facing teams, re-envision compliance programs and build inclusive, mission-driven cultures.

Established in 2010 with offices in NYC and San Francisco, Grovo is backed by world-class investors including Accel Partners and Costanoa Ventures.

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