Inkling Accelerates Growth with New CEO Jeff Carr
HR Industry Executive to Energize Growth in New Markets as Company Expands Learning and Development Offerings
SAN FRANCISCO — November 26, 2018 — Inkling Systems, Inc. (“Inkling”), a mobile learning enablement platform for frontline employees, today announced Jeff Carr will take the reins as CEO. Carr brings more than two decades’ experience to this role and will lead the company through aggressive expansion into new markets with attention to sales and customer success.
“As a strong leader in the human capital management (HCM) space with years of experience helping to lead companies like Saba, Taleo and Zenefits, Jeff is the right person to bring the Inkling vision to life,” said Jerry Dolinsky, Chairman of the Board of Inkling. “Jeff is also a great culture fit who leads through collaboration and inspiration. We’re excited to work with him in his new role as CEO of Inkling and have no doubt he’ll lead the team in executing on our vision to digitally transform the deskless workforce.”
Carr was most recently COO of Zenefits and prior to that was CEO of PeopleFluent. Previously, he held executive positions at Saba (President), Taleo (COO, EVP, Sales), Motiva (CEO), RightWorks (President) and PeopleSoft (Division President, EVP). A veteran enterprise software executive with deep domain expertise in the HCM and Learning and Development markets, Carr replaces Matt MacInnis, who co-founded the company in 2009 and has led it successfully through progressive stages of growth and acquisition.
“Inkling is a true pioneer that is being recognized as an innovative and disruptive force in the modern learning industry,” Carr said. “We’ve developed an enterprise grade, mobile-first learning enablement platform with a consumer-like employee experience that’s helping businesses change the way employees learn and consume content. Inkling has attracted major brand-name customers like Comcast, McDonald’s and Taco Bell, and we’re partnering with them to do a better job of training, developing and engaging their modern workforces.”
Exploding Market Opportunity
“Driven by the need to redesign jobs and reskill people around automation, the $200 billion corporate learning market is on fire,” said Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and founder of Bersin™ by Deloitte. “Companies like Inkling that deliver learning to frontline workers are well positioned to grow as the market for corporate training expands in the coming year.”
Inkling was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in February. Since then, the company has continued to evolve its platform to aid in the digital transformation of the deskless workforce, which includes mobile and field workers and frontline employees.
“I’m honored and excited to join the Inkling team as we continue to demonstrate market vision and leadership in developing and engaging today’s workforce,” said Carr.
Inkling Systems is a learning enablement platform designed for the frontline. Inkling brings together learning and doing to improve the employee experience from day one and every day after that by delivering mobile, effortless access to the training and resources they need to be successful in their role. Leading brands trust Inkling to help them efficiently onboard employees, ensure continued performance enablement and successfully execute corporate initiatives while providing new levels of visibility into critical operating metrics. Founded in 2009, Inkling is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.inkling.com.