Leading elearning company, Learning Pool is delighted to announce the immediate appointment of learning leader and #WomenInLearning co-founder, Sharon Claffey Kaliouby as VP, North America.


Sharon was most recently a Learning Fellow & Advisor for Elliott Masie Productions and previously Head of Global Learning & Development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts. Following her appointment to Learning Pool, Sharon said:

I’m so excited to be joining the Learning Pool team. I’ve been passionate about workplace learning and development for as long as I can remember and can’t wait to play a leading role in the company’s conversation with customers here in the US and Canada. Learning Pool has a unique value proposition in a crowded learning technologies market and I hope to make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of both our business and the industry.

Learning Pool’s expert team creates the content and technology solutions that engage and empower modern learners around the world; further committing to relationships with North American clients through the acquisition of HT2 Labs and their Boston office during the summer of 2019.

Duncan Shores, Learning Pool’s Chief Commercial Officer, believes that Sharon’s significant experience and energy will continue to help the company build its global brand and achieve ambitious growth.

Sharon has held several high profile executive roles in Learning & Development with the likes of State Street Corporation, Thomson Reuters and Enterprise Ireland. We’re delighted that she’s chosen to join the Learning Pool family as her next career step and believe that she’ll be a great advocate for the analytics-led, personalized workflow learning we’re delivering in collaboration with our customers.

As well as working with Learning Pool, Sharon is co-founder of the #WomeninLearning initiative, one of the 2019 Top 50 Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas, the 2018 Learning & Performance Institute Professional of the Year and a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.


About Learning Pool 

Learning Pool is a full-service e-learning provider, offering a range of courses, tools and content creation to over 750 organizations and 2 million learners in 21 countries. With the largest and most flexible catalogue of content on the market and a reliable and robust LMS, Learning Pool delivers a highly customized learning experience, combining their expertise in personalized learning, gamification, and AI-driven performance. 

As Learning Technologies Company of the Year, Learning Pool has also been awarded  Gold Investors in People status, retained its two-star accreditation for Outstanding Employee Engagement in the Sunday Times Best Companies 2019 and achieved Gold Standard in Deloitte’s prestigious Best Managed Companies Awards. They are also the only Core Leader offering Lower Total Cost of Ownership solutions in the 2019 Fosway Digital Learning 9-Grid. 

The recent acquisition of HT2 Labs, the leading provider of Learning Experience and Learning Analytics solutions, saw staff numbers rise to over 185 colleagues across Learning Pool’s six offices in the UK and US.

Learning Pool is backed by the largest private equity firm in Ireland having partnered with  Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) in 2016 to drive further growth.