Leading During Change with Chris McCarthy & Kelly Palmer (On Demand)

This is certainly an unprecedented time, but we are moving forward how we know best - together. Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer discuss current market challenges, featuring community best practices and real client strategies that can help us solve these challenges together.




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Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy, CEO, Degreed

A true east-coaster at heart, Chris graduated from Northeastern University in 2002 before continuing on to Harvard Business School where he graduated in 2009 with his MBA--but we all know education doesn’t stop there. Chris gained his expertise as the General Manager of Zinch and then at Chegg, before becoming COO of Degreed in 2013. He currently leads the company as CEO and sits on the Board of Directors.

For a good time, ask him about Boston sports or his views on the future of US Higher Education.



Kelly Palmer, CLO, Degreed

KELLY PALMER is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed which was named one of the best business books of 2019. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc, and Barron’s among others. Kelly lives in San Francisco.



Sarah Danzl, Communications & Client Advocacy, Degreed

Sarah has been actively involved in the learning space for 12 years, leading marketing and communications efforts in both corporate and startup capacities. She currently leads the PR, Communications and Client Advocacy teams at Degreed.

Prior to Degreed, Sarah served as the Senior Marketing Communications Manager at Xyleme, helping grow their comprehensive authoring system into the leading LCMS provider.

When she’s not developing new content, she can be found experimenting with new recipes, getting involved in a local nonprofit, or walking her two pitbulls at the base of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado.

"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."

Michael Rochell

Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst