Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth Announce Merger

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Combination provides organizations access to an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management.

The merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth transforms two industry-leading research and advisory companies into an organization focused solely on building research driven solutions to drive breakthrough performance for organizations of all sizes, in 25 key industry sectors. The newly formed company will be called Brandon Hall Group.

“After 17 years of industry leadership and a reputation for the integrity of our independent research, Brandon Hall Group is poised to continue to grow.” said Brandon Hall, Ph.D. Chairman. “I speak for everyone here when I say that we will continue to ensure the highest levels of service, effectiveness, and integrity. This company now has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. Each individual personifies the level of professionalism, experience, commitment to client satisfaction, and sincerity that our clients have come to know and expect.”

With more than 17 years of experience in delivering world-class business solutions to several thousand companies around the globe, Brandon Hall Group is clearly an industry-leading research and analyst organization. The company will now offer a full suite of products and services focused on delivering Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and C-Suite research and advisory-based solutions.

At the core is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aims to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Richard Nantel, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, commented: “Through our partnership with AC Growth and the solutions we have delivered together, this merger was perhaps one of the easiest decisions we’ve made. Our executive team and colleagues at Brandon Hall Group form the most experienced group of professionals in our industry. We are proud to announce this merger and look forward to integrating our solutions to drive business impact for our valued clients.”

“I have followed with interest the growth of Brandon Hall and the innovations that flow from this world-class company.” said Mike Cooke, also Co-Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Brandon Hall Research has protected its stellar reputation as an independent, unbiased and the most trusted analyst research firm in the industry. It is an honor and a privilege to be working with such a prestigious company built on ethics and trust. The addition of AC Growth’s expertise and experience will further build upon this great foundation.”

IBM’s Dr. Peter Orton said, “At IBM's Center for Advanced Learning, our work must always be informed by research. Evidence-based findings are the foundation of our work. In addition to our own experts, we rely on the deep expertise of others -- such as Brandon Hall Group -- for insight into the design, development, and execution of our enterprise-wide interventions.”

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management.

For additional information please contact Mike Cooke: (561) 865-5017 or mike(dot)cooke(at)brandonhall(dot)com, http://www.brandon-hall.com.

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