Jeff Lyons is the Senior Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services, of SumTotal/Skillsoft.
Skillsoft is the leading provider of online training content for corporations and trains more employees than any company on the planet. SumTotal is a Skillsoft business focused on software solutions to manage the hiring, measurement, and development of employees. As the head of the Global Professional Services (PS) organization, Jeff is responsible for the implementation and service-delivery functions across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions.
Jeff comes to the PS organization with 20 years of software industry experience, having held leadership roles in every business function, from development, to sales, to services, to support. Prior to this role, Jeff was Chief of Staff for SumTotal, where he led the integration of four acquired business and drove key change initiatives and strategic projects as SumTotal transformed itself into the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions.
Prior to joining SumTotal, he was the co-founder and Chief Client Officer of MindSolve Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in the area of performance management software that SumTotal acquired in 2006.
Jeff earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Florida. Jeff has a tremendous passion for innovation and entrepreneurship and has served as a judge and mentor for the CADE Prize for Innovation and start-up business plan competitions. In addition to the CADE board, Jeff serves on the Technology Counsel for One Spark Ventures.