Rise Up, the fast-growing employee learning software solution, has tapped Jörg Nörthemann as Country Manager DACH. Nörthemann will be responsible for leading business growth across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from strategy, development and expansion to recruitment, management and performance, as well as market research, customer insights and international collaboration.
Earlier this month, Rise Up raised €30 million in Series B financing, and the company is pursuing its expansion across Europe, bolstering its team in Germany. The company opened an office in Germany in June 2021, and has doubled both its revenues and staff globally every year since its creation in 2014. Today, its platform, combining LMS, LXP, LRS, LCMS, mobile and multimodal services, serves over 400 customers and 1 million active learners in 60 countries, including UGW Communication, EIT RawMaterials, SIKA, Computop and Schneider Electric in DACH.
Nörthemann joins Rise Up from GoodHabitz, where he spent three years, first as Senior Sales Manager and then Country Director DACH. He helped the L&D content specialist increase revenues and impact across the region. Nörthemann first joined the L&D industry in 2012 at explainer video expert simpleshow, where he eventually became Regional Sales Director Southwest Germany & Switzerland. He holds a BA from Paderborn University and an MA from Stuttgart Media University.
Rise Up Co-Founder & CEO Arnaud Blachon explains, “Today, learning is a fundamental business challenge across Europe, top of mind for both CEOs and employees.1 We are focused on becoming the learning leader in Europe, and we believe Jörg will help us win in DACH. His expertise in learning, honed at both simpleshow and GoodHabitz, will help us deliver inclusive, hybrid learning platforms to customers across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, helping them transform their businesses to create success.”
Country Manager DACH Jörg Nörthemann adds, “I believe in the power of learning and I’m thrilled to join the fast-growing European team at Rise Up. I look forward to reconnecting with my contacts across DACH to offer them a SaaS platform that’s easy-to-use and easy-to-configure, offers innovative technology and simple integration, and is driven by exceptional customer support. I cannot wait to build our local team and deliver growth in these markets.”
Nörthemann is based in Stuttgart, and reports to Arnaud Blachon. He replaces Irja Emma Gerdes, who left the company in September 2021.
Rise Up offers each individual a personalized, adaptive approach to learning. Unique features, including an intuitive blended learning environment, a motivational chatbot and a Microsoft Teams integration, render the overall learning experience both positive and engaging. With offices in Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Stuttgart, Rise Up is reinforcing its network across Europe, targeting high growth in these markets.
179% of CEOs worldwide identify the lack of essential skills in their workforce as a threat for future growth (PWC), and the inability to learn and grow is the #1 reason for employees to look for a new job (Bersin and LinkedIn).
About Rise Up
Founded in 2014, Rise Up is the blended learning platform revolutionizing the learning experience for all stakeholders: trainers, administrators, and learners. Across all approaches, e-learning, face-to-face and mobile, and in compliance with the regulatory framework, Rise Up is a one-stop-shop solution: LMS, LXP, LRS, LCMS, mobile and multimodal services. Growing quickly, Rise Up counts over 100 employees today in six key countries across Europe, and serves over 400 customers and 1 million active learners in 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.riseup.ai.