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Josh Bersin

  • CEO, President
  • Bersin & Associates


    As CEO and president of Bersin and Associates, the world's leading provider of research and analysis in talent management and corporate human resources, Josh Bersin draws on a diverse background in marketing, sales, product development, and product management. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Josh Bersin has held leadership positions at companies such as Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and Convergys (formerly DigitalThink). Josh Bersin’s educational background includes a bachelor of science from Cornell University, a master of science from Stanford University, and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Early in his career, he spent 10 years with IBM, where he worked in a range of sales, management, marketing, training, and technical support positions. A resident of the San Francisco Bay area, Mr. Bersin speaks frequently at industry events and is a popular blogger for He is also regularly quoted in media outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review to BBC Radio and NPR, and since 2007 he has been a columnist for Chief Learning Officer.

    Professional experience

    CEO, President

    Bersin & Associates

    August 2012 - Present

    Vice President, Marketing, Products, and Sales

    Arista Knowledge Systems

    July 1998 - April 2000(2 years)

    Director Sales, Bus Devt, Product Management, Marketing


    May 1992 - April 1998(6 years)



    Stanford University

    January 1980 - January 1982(2 years)


    Cornell University

    January 1974 - January 1978(4 years)