Colleen Cone is VP, Talent & Culture at Skillsoft, the world leader in e-learning, where she has global responsibility to attract, hire and retain top talent. She is leading initiatives designed to enhance and evolve workplace culture, drive employee engagement, and provide organizational development support.
Prior to joining Skillsoft, Colleen spent 5 years leading the HR function at Dyn, one of New Hampshire’s fastest growing tech companies, where she supported headcount growth of 300+ people globally within 30 months and created and fostered an award winning workplace culture, culminating in the company’s acquisition by Oracle last fall.
A recovering lawyer, Colleen’s background includes working as an employment attorney and HR Consultant at New Hampshire’s largest law firm and managing a diverse range of legal and employment matters internationally as U.S. Associate Counsel at Irving Oil Corporation. A graduate of Saint Anselm College, she earned her law degree at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, graduating as a member of the school’s prestigious Woolsack Society for academic achievement.
Active in the community, Colleen has been recognized by New Hampshire’s Union Leader as a 40 Under Forty award recipient and was named one of Workplace Magazine’s “Game Changers,” a national award designed to recognize those in workforce management who are pushing the field forward with innovative people-management processes. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Families in Transition and the Workforce Development Committee of the New Hampshire High Tech Council.
Colleen lives in Manchester with her husband, Rick and 2 young children.