We understand how fast the world and technology are changing, and how frustrating it is to try to help your people when stuck with outdated solutions. We also understand you want to leap ahead and do things differently, and we agree that nobody should have to be limited with outdated technology and modalities.
20 years of digital learning experience has taught us that the journey doesn't always follow a straight path—and that's a good thing. But we never lose sight of our true north: Creating learning that drives business results. We believe a "culture of we" is the best way to establish a company. That "we" includes you, and we can't wait to see what we all do next.
Founded LGuide, a "consumer reports" for web-based training
Co-founded by Sam Herring
First fully portable eTextbooks in higher education
Delivered world's first multi-publisher digital curriculum (Dental Education-US)
White-labeled versions of platforms for publishers
VitalSource acquired by Ingram Content Group
Opened international offices in London, Melbourne, Middle East, Brazil, and South Africa
VitalSource acquires CourseSmart (publisher-owned eTextbook company)
Founded SaaS startup Intrepid Learning, Inc.
Sold services business to Xerox
Platform now known as Intrepid Learn
Acquired by VitalSource
Acquired Intrepid Learning (corporate/professional learning technologies)
Product now known as Intrepid Discover
Acquired Verba (channel enablement techonologies)
In his role as Vice President and General Manager of Intrepid by VitalSource, Sam leads the VitalSource business for the corporate and professional markets. Sam has been a leader in the learning industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining VitalSource, he was CEO and co-founder of Intrepid Learning Solutions, an industry-leading learning consulting and outsourcing company which was acquired by Xerox in 2015. Sam was also the CEO Intrepid Learning, Inc., the learning technology business acquired by VitalSource in 2017, and past chair of the board of directors of ATD (Association for Talent Development). He is a graduate of Yale University with a concentration in History, and Harvard University where he earned a Master of Divinity.
Jo brings impressive emerging technology sector experience to her role as Intrepid's Vice President of Planning and Operations, with previous CFO and senior leadership roles at venture-backed software companies and Silicon Valley Bank. Since 2003 she has played a key role in Intrepid's growth, operational acumen, and strategic direction. She then oversaw the successful sale of Intrepid's professional services and outsourcing business to Xerox Learning and the formation of the new Intrepid Learning, Inc., the learning technology business acquired by VitalSource in 2017. Jo holds Bachelor degrees in International Business and Spanish from the University of Colorado, as well as a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of International Management.
Justin joined Intrepid in 2005 and was instrumental in the design and development of Intrepid's innovative learning technology products—as in he built the first version of the software to solve a problem that just needed solving, and has architected all iterations since. He leads product development, product implementations, IT, and data center operations, and with his team imagines, creates, and implements tech that gets learners genuinely excited about taking their courses. His prior development and infrastructure experience focused on technology start-ups as well. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Paget is the Vice President of Marketing for VitalSource. She has spent the majority of her 25-plus-year career leading sales and marketing efforts for global publishing and education technology companies. Her experience includes stints with industry sector leaders Mimio, Lexia Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dorling Kindersley, and Vivendi Universal Publishing. Paget holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.
Le'a leads Intrepid’s learning experience design team, overseeing the creation and successful execution of clear, intuitive, learner-centric experiences on Intrepid's platform. With her wealth of learning strategy and instructional design experience, Le’a and her team provide clients with both a high-level groundbreaking POV regarding the learner experience and the brass tacks tips and tricks to execute on it. From 2000–2005 and again from 2011–present, Le'a has served in a variety of key capacities for Intrepid, including Senior Manager of the Project Management Office, Senior Consultant, Editor, and Instructional Designer. She holds degrees in English from Stanford and the University of Washington, and a JD in Law also from the University of Washington.
Sanjay is a pioneer in the corporate MOOC landscape. His excitement around the impact of effective learning technology is informed by more than 20 years of learning industry leadership success in such diverse areas as talent management, learning and development, and corporate training and certification. As Senior Director of Intrepid Alliances, he is in charge of business school and training company relationships. A regular presenter at industry events, Sanjay joined Intrepid Learning Solutions in 2012, spearheading Intrepid's marketing and key partnerships, after serving key leadership roles at Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and Parallels. He earned his MBA at Indiana University.
Colin leads the product management for Intrepid Learn, partnering with internal teams, partners, and customers to define and execute the product roadmap. He started serving in this role during Intrepid Learn’s infancy, helping guide the initial concept to life and then extending it to serve additional use cases and audiences. Previously, Colin worked as a learning strategist in Intrepid’s former consulting business and before that as a technology and management consultant with Accenture. He is passionate about teaming with visionaries across Intrepid and our customers to tackle the high-impact scenarios that drive award-winning outcomes. Colin represents part of Intrepid’s midwestern footprint, proudly calling Minneapolis his adopted home. He majored in Economics and Political science from St. Olaf College.
Manjit Sekhon is the Director of Learning Experience Design at Intrepid by VitalSource. She has been in the learning field since 1999, and has a background in organizational development, performance, and change management. She helps our clients re-imagine what learning could look like in their organizations when they move from ILT and eLearning to social and collaborative learning journeys. A passionate defender of learner rights, she focuses on using our platform to present clear, relevant, and engaging learning opportunities that immediately connect with learners’ on-the-job experiences. Manjit has been with Intrepid since 2008, as a learning consultant, manager, and then Director of Professional Services. She has an MBA in Human Resources Management from University of Bombay.