As CEO of VitalSmarts since 2009, Andy Shimberg has led this behavior change corporate training company to results that include training over 2 million people in its award-winning content, creating over 14,000 certified trainers across the world, and leading VitalSmarts on a growth path that has clearly outpaced its industry.
Andy has worked across Global 1000 companies helping executive teams transform their organizations by changing and leveraging their culture. A respected consultant and advisor, he has helped leaders in organizations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, ConocoPhillips, Mass Mutual and Daimler, develop competency around driving complex behavior change to secure bottom-line results.
Before taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer at VitalSmarts, Andy served as President of The Concours Group, an organization that provides research, executive education, and advisory services to help senior executives in companies achieve breakthroughs in performance. He also served as a faculty member at the Babson College Executive Center for Concours leadership programs.
In addition to his leadership experience, Andy is a popular speaker and has led dozens of large-scale client research projects that explore how leadership and management issues impact executive effectiveness. His research into principles and strategies for increasing influence to solve major entrenched problems was named the Change Management Approach of the Year by MIT Sloan Management Review.
Andy is a graduate of Duke University.