About - Blue Ocean Brain

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 everyday an opportunity to learn and grow — for everyone.

BOB Leadership Team

Claire Herring, CEO and Head of Product at Blue Ocean Brain

Claire G. Herring


Laura Howard, VP of Business Development at Blue Ocean Brain

Laura Howard

VP of Business Development

Gemma Brooks, VP of Operations at Blue Ocean Brain

Gemma Brooks

VP of Operations

Employee Spotlights

Brigitte Suijk, Operations Coordinator at Blue Ocean Brain

Brigitte S.

Operations Coordinator

An accomplished trilingual, Brigitte loves supporting Blue Ocean Brain learners across the globe, ensuring a smooth daily learning experience for users. She also supports the technical aspects of launching new Blue Ocean Brain clients. Client Launch Day is her favorite day of the week!

Kristin Palumbo, Client Success Manager at Blue Ocean Brain

Kristin P.

Client Success Manager

As part of the client success team, Kristin is an amazing champion for her clients, supporting them through design, launch and beyond to ensure learner adoption and client satisfaction. An avid runner, Kristin’s energetic spirit makes her a client favorite.

Kenny Legge, Business Development Executive at Blue Ocean Brain

Kenny L.

Business Development Executive

Kenny loves helping organizations utilize technology more efficiently to increase knowledge sharing within their organizations. Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Kenny also enjoys spending time with his husband and two dogs, and learning new languages.

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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