Four years ago, Pearson English Business Solutions (PEBS) embarked on a journey with Pearson. Our goal was to harnesses the power of technology and premium content to enable talent to communicate, collaborate and operate in a common language, business English. We have been successful realizing this vision, empowering diverse and dispersed global teams to communicate, collaborate and innovate by giving a voice to talent across cultures and geographies. Your passion and support of Pearson English Business Solutions has helped to make this success possible.
Today, we embark on the next leg of our journey. As we come to an important new milestone, I am pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement to sell Pearson English Business Solutions to its management team, which will become effective November 4th, 2016.
The current management team will lead the organization, with Karine Allouche Salanon continuing as CEO of the business. Other members of the management buyout team are Dean Cooper, VP sales, Valentine de Roubaix, VP customer success and Scott Ludeke VP Product. Sam Neff, who developed the first line of code for the PEBS solution 18 years ago, has joined the team as a Special Adviser.
Since acquisition, Pearson English Business Solutions has been an important and successful part of the Pearson portfolio and the business has benefited from significant product investment. Under the new ownership, you can expect to see the business continue to grow and flourish as the team remains focused on delivering solutions that bring tangible outcomes to your learners and your business productivity.
What does it mean for you, and for Pearson English Business Solutions?
I’d like to reassure you that the service you receive from PEBS will remain the same.
The management team is committed to continuing providing the products, services and support you’ve come to expect. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with you, and with all our customers and partners.
These are exciting times and we look forward to partnering with you on this next chapter of growth and success.
For further information, you can access our customer FAQs.
Tas Viglatzis and Karine Allouche Salanon
Managing Director, Pearson English and CEO, GlobalEnglish