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D2L appoints Brian Finnerty as CMO to drive global expansion

by CM Staff   

Human Resources Manufacturing Operations Sales & Marketing Brian Finnerty CMO D2L Manufacturing

Finnerty joined D2L from Udacity, where he led global revenue marketing.

TORONTO — D2L has appointed Brian Finnerty as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to lead D2L’s global marketing team and strategic marketing initiatives.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Brian to the D2L team. Brian is a respected and accomplished marketing leader with comprehensive experience leading brands through high-growth and global expansion,” said Stephen Laster, President of D2L.

“We’re excited to add Brian to the leadership team to help guide our marketing organization as we continue to build on our core mission of transforming the way the world learns,” he said.

Finnerty joined D2L from Udacity, where he led global revenue marketing and had responsibilities across several marketing functions, including demand generation, customer marketing, digital marketing, and product marketing.


Before his role at Udacity, Finnerty held key leadership roles at companies including Demandbase, Marin Software and Skillsoft. He also served on the customer advisory board at 6sense and as an executive advisor to Sendoso.

“I’m delighted to join D2L at this pivotal moment in its history and I’m excited to work with our talented and diverse marketing team to enhance D2L’s brand as a leader in the global digital learning market,” Finnerty said.

“I’m so impressed by the company’s mission to transform people’s lives through education, and I look forward to amplifying D2L’s positive impact as we reach even more learners around the world,” he added.


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