EdCast Adds Industry-Sector Leaders as Vertical Segment Demand Increases

Learning and knowledge leaders from Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Consulting & Professional Services join venture-backed company.

EdCast, the AI-powered Knowledge Cloud for unified discovery, knowledge management and personalized learning, is pleased to announce its continued expansion into key vertical sectors with new hires to meet growing demand.

Patricia Robertson joins EdCast as the Chief Knowledge Officer and Head of EdCast’s Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences practice. Most recently, Patty served as Head of Professional & Leadership Development and Head of Enterprise Digital Learning Innovation at Shire, the world’s largest rare disease biotechnology company based in Dublin. Patricia represented Shire on edX’s corporate advisory board and is a frequent speaker on digital learning innovation. Patty brings to EdCast over 20 years of experience in technology, management consulting and talent development in life sciences and related sectors.

Max Meadow joins EdCast as Managing Director, Consulting & Professional Services from Brandon Hall Group (BHG) where he served as Vice President, Strategic Engagement & Principal HCM Advisory Analyst. He brings extensive consulting, analyst and professional services experiences across many industries from BHG as well as Deloitte, Saba and Bersin & Associates. At Bersin, Max grew the firm’s consulting business to serving hundreds of Global 2000 enterprise clients before it was acquired by Deloitte in early 2013.

Based out of EdCast’s New York City-area office, John O’Toole joins EdCast as Managing Director, Financial Markets. John has over 15 years of experience in the learning and finance sector. John was previously Managing Director of Financial Services Products at Intuition, a global knowledge management solutions company targeting finance companies, where he helped the company sign many large financial institutions and generate multimillion dollar revenue streams. EdCast will utilize O’Toole’s financial industry experience and connections in targeting and meeting the growing sector need for learning solutions.

“EdCast continues to generate strong demand in a number of vertical sectors due in no small part to our market-leading Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We welcome Patty, Max and John to the EdCast team to provide leadership with these sectors and look forward to our continued growth.”

EdCast recently won a Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category and is a 2017 Cubic Award Finalist at Corporate Learning Week for the Learning Technology of the Year.