Heide Abelli is senior vice president of Skillsoft’s training and development content and is also responsible for its leadership and business skills content portfolios. She joined Skillsoft last year and is responsible for driving innovation across those content areas.
Abelli has extensive experience in the publishing, media and educational technology and corporate training sectors. Prior to joining Skillsoft, she spent almost a decade working at Harvard Business Publishing, where she developed award-winning e-learning products in the leadership and business skills content areas, including interactive simulations, video-based courses, case studies and interactive learning solutions. Prior to that, she held several roles at the global publishing and media giant, Bertelsmann.
Abelli is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the practice of management. She is also a thought leader in the areas of training and development and management and leadership. She has been quoted in numerous publications including Chief Learning Officer, HR Drive, Business Insider, INC,, Deal Crunch and Learning Solutions, to name a few. She is also a frequent participant in panel discussions and presenter at leading industry conferences. Because Abelli has also held leadership roles in product development, innovation and product management at Fortune 100 companies, she truly has her finger on the pulse of what organizations need to train and develop today’s workforce, especially in an era of digital transformation.
Abelli holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and is on the faculty of the Management and Organization Department of Boston College’s School of Business.