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Mindflash Hires Former Netflix and Yahoo! Leader to Head Engineering

Shobana Radhakrishnan to Help Mindflash Scale Its Cloud-Based Corporate Learning Platform

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/27/14 -- Mindflash has named highly regarded cloud software engineer Shobana Radhakrishnan its vice president of engineering. Radhakrishnan will direct the company's technical strategy and lead development of its cloud-based corporate learning platform. Mindflash is ramping up to support rapid growth. The organization is on pace to deliver over two million online business training courses in 2014, double its total from last year.

Radhakrishnan joins Mindflash from Netflix, where she led development of key components powering their personalization engine. Radhakrishnan has also held engineering leadership positions at Yahoo!, Symantec and Excite@Home where she led several high-profile initiatives. She is an active industry speaker and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"We're very excited to add Shobana's experience and talents to our team," said Donna Wells, CEO at Mindflash. "We are an Agile team delivering very high volume, complex training content across the world to millions of desktops and mobile devices. Shobana's experience leading teams facing precisely these challenges will be instrumental in our ability to continually deliver a fantastic experience to business trainees worldwide who are taking courses in Mindflash."

"Mindflash is a highly energizing environment with a talented team and excellent customer focus," said Radhakrishnan. "The company has achieved leadership in innovation and customer satisfaction by balancing agility with solid engineering diligence. I look forward to being part of Mindflash's expansion strategy that involves development of sophisticated high-scale applications to support more customers, devices and languages, and a continued commitment to providing the most compelling user experience for learning management."

About Mindflash

Mindflash provides the leading online platform for employee and customer training. Its cloud-based, simple-yet-powerful design allows businesses to more easily create and manage critical company training programs -- saving them significant time and money. No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to install or maintain. Courses are created using the file types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio). Trainers simply upload and organize files using an intuitive course dashboard, add quizzes and then publish to the web to create self-paced new hire training, sales training, customer certification courses, etc. As needed, the software scales to support thousands of simultaneous training sessions. Mindflash has over 1,000 customers including McDonalds, Microsoft, Lufthansa and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Founded in 1999, Mindflash is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit

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