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Pluralsight taps former Skullcandy VP as CMO

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By Joey Ferguson

LAYTON — Pluralsight, an online developer education company, named former Skullcandy vice president Brett Barlow as its new chief marketing officer.

Barlow will steer Pluralsight’s image much like he did Skullcandy’s, where he led interactive marketing and e-commerce, during its rise to IPO in 2011, the company said in an emailed statement. Previously Barlow worked at Logoworks, Omniture and Ancestry.com, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“I am thrilled by Brett’s arrival and the possibilities he brings to our company,” Aaron Skonnard, chief executive officer of Pluralsight, said in a statement. “Adding him to our top-flight leadership team was paramount to our maturity as a company. We needed executives with a proven track record of helping companies accelerate through the turns of major revenue growth.”

Pluralsight raised $27.5 million in funding from Insight Venture Partners in January. The company was founded by Skonnard, Fritz Onion, Keith Brown and Bill Williams in 2004. The company opened an office in India in May.

“I’m humbled to be joining such a talented executive team and this exciting company at such an important phase of the business,” Barlow said in a statement. “It’s unique to find so much untapped growth remaining at an organization that has already grown so much.”

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