VitalSmarts Shifts Executive Team Focus with Three Managing Directors

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 28 — VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, announced today the appointment of Mike Carter, Brett Walker and Jeff Gibbs to the positions of managing directors. The three will assume the current responsibilities of company co-founders Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson and Ron McMillan, who will form a board of directors and continue to create and leverage the company’s intellectual property as consultants, speakers and authors.

Carter, Walker and Gibbs, who continue to hold the titles of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Operations Officer, respectively, will now add Managing Director to their titles as they assume full responsibility for strategic direction, financial performance, and all operations of the company.

Switzler says this change will enable VitalSmarts to continue its pattern of growth by allowing the company to better leverage its intellectual capital and also streamline operations. VitalSmarts has grown more than 307 percent over the past three years and projects 50 percent revenue growth this year over last year.

“This kind of expansion has led us to organize our leadership in order to be better positioned for further growth,” says Al Switzler, co-chairman. “Mike Carter, Brett Walker, and Jeff Gibbs are exceptional leaders who have consistently demonstrated their ability to build a high-growth organization. We’re confident this is the right team to lead the company into the future.”


About VitalSmarts

An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts is home to multiple training offerings, including the award-winning Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Confrontations®, Influencer Training™, and Change Anything Training™. Each course improves key organizational outcomes by focusing on high-leverage skills and strategies. The Company also has four New York Times best-selling books. VitalSmarts has helped 300 of the Fortune 500 and trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.

CONTACT: Mary Dondiego of VitalSmarts, LC, +1-801-724-6323

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