Thursday, July 8, 2010, CERTPOINT Systems™, a leading international provider of integrated enterprise learning solutions, today announced the appointment of Denis Finnegan as the company’s Chief Learning Officer. Denis will oversee the effective implementation of CERTPOINT Systems’ learning platform across its client base.

Denis joins CERTPOINT following 14 years at The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he most recently managed the learning of the company’s employees throughout the US, and was previously Assistant VP of Corporate Education. At The Hartford, Denis was responsible for introducing a range of learning technologies, including video conferencing, web-based events and e-learning. He was also responsible for all aspects of general business training and leadership training.

Denis is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Connecticut graduate school, where he has developed and delivers courses, including graduate courses. He also teaches for Southern Illinois University in their Workforce Education program. “Denis brings a wealth of practical experience in the application of learning technologies in the workplace, backed up with solid academic credentials,” says Ara Ohanian, CERTPOINT Systems CEO.

Previously, Denis was a Naval Officer in the USN, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. His career included 12 years at the Naval Submarine School, culminating as the director of distance learning for the submarine force. He has a BS in vocational education from Southern Illinois University, an MA from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Denis’ extensive experience with distance learning was one reason for joining CERTPOINT. “The company is clearly extremely innovative in its approach to learning — with particular strength in mobile delivery. It will be great to be part of a team delivering the innovative organizational learning that CERTPOINT makes possible. I believe my wide experience of establishing great distance learning will be of value at CERTPOINT, and I look forward to continuing to learn myself,” adds Denis. “The company has a great learning platform, trusted by leading organizations such as Toyota, Black & Decker and L’Oréal. Importantly, though, it also has a solid commitment to the effective implementation of that platform in the workplace and extended enterprise.”


About CERTPOINT Systems Inc.

CERTPOINT Systems Inc. provides an all-in-one global learning platform called CERTPOINTVLS™ to manage talent, deliver knowledge, and track business results.  Global leaders like Toyota, Honda, and Black & Decker use CERTPOINT’s solution to arm their employees and partners with the knowledge they need to win and retain customers. The software is multilingual, integrates an LMS/LCMS, Authoring, Reporting, Mobile Delivery and Web 2.0 Collaboration. It quickly drives productivity across the extended enterprise (deep into sales and service channels). It is easy to use, rapid to deploy and cost effective.

Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT is used by more than 1,000 organizations in over 40 countries and languages. Please visit

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