GET TO KNOW US

Global eLearning rockstars

Since 2001, we have been developing immersive, interactive, and cost-effective digital knowledge experiences. Established as a collective of empowered and passionate digital and learning professionals, our team acts as a collaborative partner in helping clients, staff, and communities reach their highest goals and aspirations. We create fulfilled learning across a multitude of digital platforms for large organizations around the world.

CORE PURPOSE

We advocate for the end learner and solve client challenges with digital knowledge solutions

Playfulness comes across in everything we do because our technical experts have more than the ability and mindset to get things done: we also love taking the time to get things done just right.

Vision

To be a global leader in the development of digital knowledge. We are all habituated to the consumption of digital information. It is integrated into the very fabric of our lives. Our vision is to disrupt the flow of digital information, producing knowledge, changing behaviour for the better.

Mission

To evolve behaviour and facilitate change with engaging and effective digital knowledge solutions.

CORE VALUES

We strive to continuously find better ways to bridge knowledge gaps and change human behaviour by shaping the future of learning

We do this with a value system that includes Empathy, Loyalty, Integrity and a Do-What-it-Takes attitude.

Empathy

Ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It starts with you and the ability to show up with your best self in all aspects of your life.

Loyalty

A strong feeling of support or allegiance. The Xpan team is us! By working together, the sum will always be greater than its parts.

Integrity

Together, we serve our community, which includes our customers, shareholders, and the community in which we work, live and play.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Ron Thiele
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
The founder of Xpan, Ron loves to face the day knowing that our team is creating change for organizations and global learners. What matters most to him is creating a safe environment for his team, establishing the boundaries so we can innovate, and providing us with the support we need when life happens.

His philosophy is simple: learning is a solution and not a product. His empathic approach is a critical Northstar for guiding and steering the Xpan ship, aligning our cultural values, and addressing the needs of our trusted clients and partners.
René Thiele
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
René builds leaders and process, and thrives on enabling a strong workplace culture. "Momma bear" places the right people with the right job and creates operational efficiency for the entire organization, with an empathic eye on the end learner.

She hires based on values, not only skills and experience, to allow our teams of learning professionals to be present and mindful when producing stellar digital knowledge solutions. Quick with a hug, René is Xpan’s maker of moments, planning events for the entire Xpan family.
Matt Haley
VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Sporting a decade of digital knowledge consulting, Matt has been a fixture of our family for more than three years now. His background in communications made the learning world a natural fit and he loves working with Xpan's curious minds and brilliant artists to ensure our clients look like rockstars.

You'll usually find Matt sharing stories of how our digital knowledge solutions deliver ROI across organizations and communities alike for our partners around the globe. Some might say he does it to showcase the effectiveness of KX. But, we know he secretly loves it for the chance to slip in a patented and perfectly-timed one-liner.
Jason Hansen
PRODUCT MANAGER
The brains behind our software division, Jason is responsible for building and maintaining your software platforms. He has his fingerprints on a wide spectrum from business analysis to project scoping and planning, managing the developers, and so much more: you name it and Jason is most likely somehow involved.

Jason loves working with various size of companies: big and small. Show him the challenge you are facing with your learning programs, and together with our team, Jason will provide the software you need.
Amanda LeBlanc
VP OF OPERATIONS
It is one thing to be on top of cost, time, and budget. However, anticipating potential scope-related challenges in a dynamic, fast pace industry is something else. Amanda loves challenges and excels with complicated projects. She works with you from beginning to end and looks for the human element, bridges connections, and maintains your relationship as a whole.

She trusts our creative team, and knows that our transparent and collaborative communication will tie your entire learning experience together.
Aditya Joshi
DIRECTOR OF LEARNING
Aditya is a big fan of work cultures that embrace continuous learning. Since joining the team more than a year ago, he is always adamant about learning client culture so we can engage your learners. He has an uncanny knack for finding just the right fit for a variety of modalities, including podcasts, discussions, reflections, activities, and so much more.

His eye is always open to collaborating on new and different trends in instructional design, and honing our holistic approaches to collaboration.
Birte Kuhn
PROJECT MANAGER
Birte joined the Xpan team more than a year ago and loves our approach to team well-being. She tells everyone that our people-centric culture makes for a dynamic, agile, and really fun place to work.

What she values most is understanding your culture and building relationships for long-term learning partnerships. Birte finds the best solutions for your needs and looks forward to hearing about your big plans for the future.
Bonnie Buckle
OFFICE MANAGER
Bonnie has always enjoyed working with smaller companies for the exposure she gets to robust and different tasks. Since joining our team two years ago, she loves the compassion and empathy of our team, plus the flexibility and versatility from our corporate side to our personal side.

As a witness to the growth of Xpan for more than two years, Bonnie looks forward to her own role in the strategic direction for our very bright future.
Brett Hendricks
SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST
Considered employee #001, some might say that Brett, here since the inception of a vision from 20 years ago, was born in the Xpan matrix. He loves being the fixer and getting his DNA on your creative and analytical work.

Loyalty to the work and loyalty to the team is what made Brett want to be part of this company two decades ago—not to mention collaborating with clients who let him work out of the box.
Gad Gijon
MULTIMEDIA MANAGER
An Xpaner for more than a year, and by nature, a very visual and colourful person, Gad loves watching client expressions when their dreams come to life. A balanced day to him includes communication, collaboration, and creativity—with a side measure of getting the right assets in the right hands at the right time.

He embraces the fact that we are creating and developing new courseware for the next workforce, the next student, and the next leader.
Tim Heinrichs
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
He might be a relative newcomer to our team, but Tim has significant expertise in identifying opportunities to help with your training and development programs. He brings a simple approach of collaboration, communication, and cooperation to achieve your learning goals.

A lifelong learner himself, Tim believes in the noble purpose of sharing knowledge and stands behind our mission to democratize knowledge—and put it squarely in the hands of the people who can benefit from it.
Todd O'Keefe
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Todd is and always has been a talented storyteller and uses his skills to create short, crisp, and informative copy. He develops our brand story on social media from scratch through interviews, projects, and articles as well as supporting other teams in any way he can.

Todd creates purposeful work for honest people, which is why he likes working with our clients and team. He enjoys what he writes and he hopes that you enjoy reading it as well.
INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY

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