L&D teams are rapidly shifting their mindsets to meet their global learners with high quality, more relevant content through engaging blended learning designs and delivery platforms.
BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2017
Harvard Business Publishing announced today that Ian Fanton has been named senior vice president and head of Harvard Business Publishing’s Corporate Learning group. Fanton will succeed Raymond Carvey, who has announced his retirement after 23 years at Harvard Business Publishing. Fanton’s appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
“My years at Harvard Business Publishing have been among my most rewarding, and I’m especially happy to pass this baton to Ian Fanton,” said Carvey. “Ian has been instrumental in making Corporate Learning the organization it is today, from building our market-facing organization from the ground up to establishing our product management function. Ian and I have been working together on this transition for many years now, and I can say with confidence that his experience, his commitment, his judgment and his integrity all come together to make him a natural choice to lead Corporate Learning.”
Fanton, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the corporate learning and education markets, has held a number of leadership positions in the organization since he joined in 1992, most recently serving as the vice president of product management, where his team was responsible for strategy, business performance, category management and market awareness of all Corporate Learning’s client offerings. Prior to this role, Fanton served as head of global sales, learning solutions, and marketing. Under Fanton’s product and sales leadership, he helped establish Harvard Business Publishing’s long standing partnerships with many of the world’s best-run organizations. He has been a critical leader in helping to globalize the reach of Corporate Learning by establishing new offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America, which has led to annual double-digit growth rates for the organization – and importantly has extended the reach and mission of Harvard Business School to more corporate learners around the globe.
Fanton also recently served as lead advisor to Harvard Business School’s Executive Education division to enhance its integrated go-to-market strategy. Their strategy combines key elements of custom executive education targeting an organization’s most senior executives with innovative and more scalable technology-based solutions to enable the kind of transformation many clients must face today. Prior to his time at Harvard Business Publishing, Fanton worked in executive and corporate education at Boston University. He has also held sales and marketing positions with Linkage, Inc. and the Boston Red Sox. Fanton holds an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
“We are so grateful to Ray Carvey for his 23 years of service to Harvard Business Publishing, and excited to see Ian Fanton step into this leadership role,” said David Wan, CEO of Harvard Business Publishing. “Ian is uniquely qualified to lead our Corporate Learning group through its important next phase of development and growth. His deep understanding of the challenges our clients face in designing leadership development programs that truly drive impact, combined with his proven ability to marshal our organization’s content and capabilities, will enable him to successfully pursue Harvard Business Publishing’s mission: To improve the practice of management and its impact in a changing world.”
“Our client partners are truly the backbone of our organization,” said Fanton. “I’ve been fortunate in my tenure with Corporate Learning to both build and learn from these incredible relationships with our partners. I’m excited to leverage their insights and pair them with Corporate Learning’s unique value proposition to continue to develop and deliver the cutting-edge solutions that will help world-class organizations tackle the next wave of business challenges.”
Under Fanton’s direction, Corporate Learning will continue to build upon its tradition of partnering with organizations that view leadership development as a strategic lever for corporate growth, while consistently adapting to their increasing needs for speed, scale, and flexibility in the solutions they seek. “New learner demands – in terms of content, relevance, design, and ease of access – are increasingly upending traditional leadership development methods. L&D teams are rapidly shifting their mindsets to meet their global learners with high quality, more relevant content through engaging blended learning designs and delivery platforms – all while managing in the state of constant organizational change and uncertainty that is so common today,” said Fanton. “We are already pursuing new opportunities, such as new integrated programs with Harvard Business School’s Executive Education division and exciting new blended delivery platforms and learner-driven solutions, that will help L&D teams simultaneously engage their learners and drive impact for their organizations.”
About Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning
Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. We leverage the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions. With nearly 25 years of practical experience, our innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting results. For more information, visit http://harvardbusiness.org/. Follow us on Twitter @HBPCorpLearning, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and connect with other talent development leaders on LinkedIn through the Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Group.