Jeffrey R. Tarr

Chief Executive Officer, Skillsoft

Jeff Tarr is the Chief Executive Officer of Skillsoft, a platform for transformative learning experiences that serves 70% of the Fortune 1000. Under his leadership, Skillsoft became a publicly traded company in June 2021, completed multiple acquisitions to expand its capabilities, and rapidly grew its global community of learners. Together, these moves have positioned Skillsoft as an industry leader, delivering the skills needed to drive innovation, build resilience, and foster personal and organizational growth.

Tarr has deep experience leading organizations through successful business transformations. He served as Chief Executive Officer of DigitalGlobe, the world leader in satellite imagery and geospatial intelligence, from 2011 until the sale of the company to MDA (now Maxar Technologies) in 2017. Prior to DigitalGlobe, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS (now part of S&P Global), and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the publicly-traded business information innovator, Hoovers (now part of Dun & Bradstreet). He began his career with Bain & Company.

Tarr currently serves on the board of EchoStar and previously served on the board of CEB until the sale of the company to Gartner in 2017. He is a member of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and was previously Chairman of the school’s Management Board. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Tarr holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.

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