about one

We believe in the power of ONE: one individual, one community — united for change. And, Pluralsight One is our vision for democratizing technology skills.

ABOUT OUR JOURNEY

Pluralsight One becomes a reality

We launched Pluralsight One in 2017 to embed social impact into the fabric of Pluralsight and lead the company’s global social impact strategy.

Leadership team

Leading with vision

Pluralsight One is lead by a team of passionate individuals invested in changing the world through increased access to technology skills.

Aaron Skonnard Advisory Board Chair
Brandon Peay SVP, Business Strategy and Operations
Lindsey Kneuven Head of Social Impact

advisory board

Invested in our mission

These community leaders are committed to changing the world through technology.

Aaron Skonnard
Gary Crittenden
Tim Maudlin
Arne Duncan
Monica Skonnard
Fritz Onion
Susan Onion
Lindsey Kneuven
Brandon Peay
Matt Forkner

our stories

Discover Pluralsight One

From a deep-dive into our partnerships and product offering to a recap of high-impact volunteer opportunities, here are a few recent stories that highlight the progress we’re making against our mission.

Read our stories

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Matt Forkner

Matthew Forkner is General Counsel at Pluralsight. In this role, Forkner is responsible for Pluralsight's global legal activities and policies, as well as risk management, corporate ethics and social responsibility, compliance and regulatory affairs. Forkner joined Pluralsight in March 2018 from GoDaddy, where he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Prior to GoDaddy, he practiced law at Silicon Valley law firms Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Fenwick & West, where he advised and represented financial institutions and corporations worldwide on issues including corporate governance, complex corporate transactions, and capital markets offerings.

Susan Onion

Susan has 20+ years of experience as an educator, having taught in grades 1-5, worked as a school and public librarian, and tutored adult learners in Maine and California. In 2014, Susan and her husband, Fritz, created the Onion Foundation, a grantmaking organization with the mission to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine. Susan also serves on the boards of the Maine Philanthropy Center and Maine Public Radio and Television.

Fritz Onion

Fritz Onion is a co-founder of Pluralsight, where he served as chief content officer from 2008 to 2014. He is the author of the book Essential ASP.NET published by Addison Wesley, available in both C# and Visual Basic .NET editions, and 'Essential ASP.NET 2.0'. Onion has written several courses and many articles on C++, MFC, COM, and ATL, and was recognized by Microsoft as an MVP for more than 5 years for his contributions to the ASP.NET community. Onion is actively involved in philanthropic initiatives in his home state of Maine. In 2014, he founded the Onion Foundation, a grant-making organization that encourages environmental conservation and promotes music and the arts. He also serves on the boards of Maine Audubon and the Maine Bicycle Coalition.

Monica Skonnard

Monica Skonnard was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, majoring in Spanish Translation and Latin American Studies, from Brigham Young University. At age 19, Monica served a mission in Santiago, Chile for 18 months, where she experienced the joy of serving, giving back and bringing hope to world. Monica worked as a Spanish translator/interpreter for several years before choosing to be a full-time mother. Monica has served in many leadership capacities in their church and community. Some of her favorite recent projects include helping homeless families move into new housing, and providing supplies to local refugees. Monica is grateful for the opportunity to be on the Pluralsight One board. She believes deeply in the impact technology, and technology skills, can have on people throughout the world.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan is currently a Managing Partner at the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of public education, advancing immigration reform, and supporting and scaling social innovation. Having served as the U.S. Secretary of Education from 2009 to 2016, Duncan is one of the most notable and highly-regarded thought leaders of twenty-first century education. Duncan championed significant education causes to equalize learning opportunities while a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, including Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that preserved 350,000 teachings jobs through $100 billion in stimulus funds. Pluralsight is the first board that Duncan has been appointed to since leaving office.

Tim Maudlin

Tim Maudlin is a proven authority in leading web-based companies. A certified public accountant early in his career, Maudlin has a strong background in Web and ecommerce and is an experienced advisor and board member for companies across multiple industries. He currently serves as lead independent director, audit committee chair and member of the compensation committee on the board of directors for WEB.com and holds board positions with Alteryx, Frontline Technologies (Education) and DrillingInfo, among others. Maudlin is the former director of ExactTarget, MediaMind Technologies and Newegg, Inc. His profound knowledge in advising companies will be a great asset as Pluralsight continues to innovate and bolster its operations.

Gary Crittenden

Gary Crittenden is a private investor as well as executive director of HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm in Palo Alto, California. Previously at HGGC, he served as Chairman, CEO and managing partner. Prior to joining HGGC, Crittenden was the CFO at several large companies, culminating with his role as CFO of Citigroup during the financial crisis from 2007 to 2009. During his time at Citigroup, Crittenden reduced costs, sold or exited unproductive assets and raised nearly $100 billion in equity. His keen focus on value creation and its relationship to building a sustainable business strategy will be valuable to Pluralsight as the company continues to grow its global presence. Gary serves as Pluralsight’s Lead Independent Director.

Lindsey Kneuven

Head of Social Impact

Lindsey Kneuven is the head of social impact at Pluralsight. In her role, Lindsey leads all global philanthropic initiatives, implementing strategies that align Pluralsight’s product, culture, community, people and brand to make a meaningful impact on the way the world learns. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Lindsey served as the chief impact officer at Cotopaxi. Lindsey also held senior positions at several notable nonprofit and private organizations, including Salesforce.com Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Nuru International. Lindsey was awarded the Leigh Stillwell Award for Excellence, recognized by Utah Business as one of 30 Women to Watch and listed by the Community Foundation of Utah as an Enlightened 50. Most recently, she was awarded a 2017 Women in Tech Award for her inspiration in the technology community.

Brandon Peay

SVP, Business Strategy and Operations

Brandon Peay is the SVP of Strategy and Business Operations at Pluralsight. Brandon joined Pluralsight in December 2014 as Head of Corp Dev and FP&A and moved into the role of Chief of Staff to the CEO in June 2015. He accepted his current position in April 2017. Brandon is passionate about Pluralsight’s mission of creating progress through technology that lifts the human condition.

Aaron Skonnard

CEO and Advisory Board Chair

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS). Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.