Sam Herring is co-founder and CEO of Intrepid Learning and leads the company’s strategic direction. With partners, he started the company in 1999 with a focus on learning research and best practices, and grew the business to become a market leader in learning consulting, outsourcing and technology. Today the company works with leading global companies to help them improve performance, and achieve their most promising business opportunities through innovative learning solutions.
Sam is immediate past chairman of the ATD Board of Directors, and is recognized as a “Who’s Who” training industry thought leader by TrainingIndustry.com. Sam regularly speaks and consults with clients on topics such as innovation, business agility, learning trends and best practices, enterprise learning strategy, and more. He is published on BigThink.com, and in Fast Company and TD magazine, and is a frequent keynote speaker at leading industry conferences, seminars, universities, and global corporations.
Sam holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied ethics, religion, and public policy, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University. In 2008, he was recognized as a top business leader through the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” awards. He is a past director of New Futures, a Seattle area children and family services agency. Sam lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn and children Anneka and Malcolm.