Welcome to
Blue Ocean Brain!

Feel free to call us BOB, for short.

The Blue Ocean Brain Story

Back in 2010 a small but determined group of Ernst & Young and Deloitte advisors noticed a problem: people weren’t taking time to learn and invest in their careers. Action-packed schedules left little time for compliance training, much less time to explore other learning opportunities. Even when time did allow, digital learning was lengthy and the user experience was cumbersome. The team took a big leap forward and set out to design learning that would inspire 21st century learners. Enter learning scientists, designers, developers, writers and creatives. Blue Ocean Brain was founded to create exceptional learning served up in the way our brains learn best. Hundreds of clients later, Blue Ocean Brain has evolved into a diverse organization with a global client portfolio. Despite the rapid evolution, the heart of Blue Ocean Brain remains the same. We are a microlearning company that believes in the potential of all employees, one learning lesson at a time.

At our core, we believe companies can achieve amazing success when their people have opportunities to learn and grow daily. That’s why we are dedicated to designing and delivering the best possible microlearning experiences. Every single day.

Our Vision:

To make every day an opportunity to learn and grow — for everyone.

BOB Leadership Team

Claire Herring, CEO

Claire G. Herring


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Laura Howard, CRO

Laura Howard


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Gemma Brooks, COO

Gemma Brooks


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Karith Foster

Karith Foster

Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor

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Emily Goodman, Director of Content

Emily Goodman

Director of Content

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Jennifer Robertson, director of client success

Jennifer Robertson

Director of Client Success

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Katie Mardigian, director of marketing

Katie Mardigian

Director of Marketing

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Erin Powell

Erin Powell

VP of Sales

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Employee Spotlights

Shanon T., content development manager

Shanon T.

Content Development Manager

Shanon is a content creator with the goal of breathing life into training and development and connecting clients with their top talent goals. A Certified Professional in Talent Development, she is a proud lifelong learner, change champion, employee cheerleader, and self-proclaimed foodie who considers cheesecake a food group.

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Danny H.

QA Analyst

A native of South Africa, Danny is an integral part of the product team, testing the BOB environment to make sure it runs smoothly for our learners each day. In his off time, Danny is busy playing rugby, fishing, hiking, or traveling with friends and family.

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Meredyth B.

Client Success Manager

Meredyth loves building relationships with her clients and ensuring every need is met from design to launch to renewal and beyond. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, going to concerts, and traveling.

Giving Back to the Community

Situated in historic Richmond, VA, we take full advantage of the city’s cultural, culinary, and recreational offerings. Work hard, play hard? Don’t mind if we do. But supporting our amazing local charities is what bonds us all.

A group of Blue Ocean Brain employees posing with the patient comfort care baskets they made for cancer patients at the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA.

Building comfort baskets for brave patients at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center.

Some Blue Ocean Brain team members at the Medical Home Plus Uncork Hope 2019 fundraiser in Richmond, VA

Proudly supporting Medical Home Plus, a local non-profit that supports families and children with special needs, at Uncork Hope 2018.

A group of Blue Ocean Brain team members participating in the Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Walking for a good cause! Some BOB teammates participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Blue Ocean Brain By the Numbers


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Blue Ocean Brain was launched in 2010 on a wall smothered in sticky notes.


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Today we deliver world-class learning to corporate clients in more than 50 countries.


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Our team of writers and advisors have created more than 5000 courses and counting.


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