Chief Strategy Officer
Ben Watson is the Chief Strategy Officer for Skillable and oversees global product strategy and marketing. He loves to have a positive impact on people’s lives by getting hands-on with customers’ challenges, incubating solutions and then driving to scale through solutions and services. Prior to this role, Ben served as Chief Revenue Officer, where in addition to the Product and Marketing teams, he also managed the Sales, Services and Customer Success teams.
Prior to joining Skillable, Ben was the Global Senior Director, Partner Portfolios at Global Knowledge, the world’s largest IT training company, where his award-winning teams managed a $150M+ portfolio of multiple partnerships, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Red Hat, SAS, Docker and Salesforce.
His previous roles included Senior Director, Product Management Group at Microsoft, managing a $100M+ portfolio of Microsoft Press books, official courseware and certifications with over 35 product managers; Vice President roles at Thomson NETg and Skillsoft; and CEO and Founder roles at scholars.com (acquired by Skillsoft) and Ensemble Collaboration.