Degreed Elevates Max Wessel as Co-CEO to Drive Operational Excellence

Degreed, the global learning platform for workforce learning and skills development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Max Wessel as Co-CEO with Co-founder David Blake, effective immediately. In this role, Max will oversee the company’s end-to-end operations, focusing on enhancing operational efficiency, driving product and technology innovation, and meeting customer needs.

Wessel joined Degreed as President in February 2024 and has since made a significant impact on the company’s product roadmap and customer focus. His deep engagement and energy in day-to-day operations have bolstered Degreed’s reputation for innovation and excellence in learning and skills development. Recognizing Wessel’s invaluable contributions, Blake and the Degreed Board have elevated him to Co-CEO.

“Max has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision,” said Blake. “His operational acumen and dedication to our mission make him the perfect fit for this role and partner to myself. Together, we will drive Degreed’s growth and innovation, delivering exceptional value to our customers and partners.”

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“The world is changing rapidly, and Degreed’s customers trust us to help facilitate the workforce transformation required to keep up,” said Wessel. “I am deeply honored to continue this journey with David to empower our customers to pinpoint the skills of their employees, deliver personalized learning experiences, and strategically develop their workforces to achieve business goals.”

Blake will increase his focus on the product and advance the company’s long-term vision, including fostering innovation with partners and customers to benefit from Degreed’s mission to “jailbreak the degree” so that all skills are recognized, regardless of how they are acquired.

Degreed is a learning experience platform powered by data-driven skill development. Degreed enables organizations to collect, understand, and build skills to develop a workforce that’s ready for anything.

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