Before Skillsoft, Ries was previously the vice-president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Japan at Pivotal, a software firm that provides software and services for the development of custom applications for big data and analytics based on cloud computing technology.
Prior to Pivotal, Ries served in the same role for EMC’s Greenplum Division, where she was responsible for managing the sales and operations across Asia Pacific. Ries also held senior leadership roles at SAP Business Objects and SSA Global.
Ries holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Queensland, and has a CPA qualification.
“The workplace is changing rapidly, and the people and skills that organisations need to survive and thrive are shifting just as quickly. Learning and development is the key to help organisations close skills gaps, enable agility and improve performance.”
“We’re very excited to welcome Melissa to the Skillsoft team,” said Chad Gaydos, senior vice-president of global content sales at Skillsoft.
“Melissa has spent the last 23 years as a senior software executive, and has a deep knowledge of and experience in selling complex enterprise software and disruptive technologies to customers in APAC. She has a track record for leading high-performing teams to exceed multi-million dollar annual sales targets in highly competitive environments.”