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Will Lin joins Simplilearn as CMO

To take care of the global brand and digital marketing strategy of the company.

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Mumbai: The global digital skill provider, Simplilearn, has appointed Will Lin as the new chief marketing officer. He brings to the company more than 20 years of international experience & proven track record in scaling data-driven ROI-focused marketing operations and taking them to the next level.  

Recently, Simplilearn has also appointed Mohit Yadav & Sujoy Ghosh as vice presidents in the growth and tech verticals, respectively. They will be playing key roles in driving growth and transformation in the company. The addition of a new leader will act as a catalyst in the future ventures of the company.

He will be responsible for the overall global brand and digital marketing strategy of the company to further amplify Simplilearn’s brand awareness and to drive the transformation of marketing into a data and revenue driven function.  

Will’s marketing leadership experience spans tenures at HP, Berggi, Microsoft, VRBO (formerly HomeAway), and RentPath. Prior to joining Simplilearn, he served as the chief marketing officer & chief digital officer at RentPath where he built a world-class consumer marketing program focused on renter acquisition & growth and was instrumental in its eventual $600 million acquisition by Redfin.

While at VRBO, Will managed a nine-figure marketing budget for 50+ websites across 20+ countries and contributed to the company’s growth which led to eventual $2 billion sale to Expedia.  

Sharing his enthusiasm on joining the Simplilearn team, Will Lin said, “Being a part of Simplilearn is going to be an exciting journey for me. The edtech sector is booming with endless possibilities and potential. Simplilearn has been playing an excellent role in upskilling students and professionals, and while I am thrilled to bring all my expertise and experience to the table, I believe that this shall be a learning voyage for me too. I look forward to the road ahead with the company.”

Welcoming Will Lin to the Simplilearn team, Simplilearn CEO & founder Krishna Kumar said, “With our aim to grow locally and globally, and towards being the industry leader in digital skilling, we continue to strengthen our team paving the way to success. We are happy to have Will on board to lead the marketing vertical for Simplilearn and we look forward to his contributions and expertise on further growing the company, taking it to the next level.”

He added, “After close to a 6-year stint with Simplilearn, Mark Moran is moving on to start a new venture. I want to take this opportunity to thank Mark for all his contributions to make Simplilearn a better business and a better place to work. We wish him success with his new venture.”

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