Ara A. Ohanian
Infor Vice President, General Manager Learning Tech Group
Entrepreneur, technologies innovator, husband, father
Ara has over twenty years’ of experience in building pioneering businesses. He was formerly founder and CEO of award-winning learning technologies innovator CERTPOINT Systems, which he took from start-up to a multimillion dollar company. Powered by cutting edge mobile and social technologies, CERTPOINT delivered business impact to some of the world’s most powerful brands including Toyota, Honda, Sun International, the Hartford, Stanley Black & Decker. The company expanded from its New York base to establish global operations in London, Paris, Brussels, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Moscow and Johannesburg.
In March 2013 Infor, the world’s third largest business solutions provider, looking to enhance its human management capital management offering, acquired CERTPOINT, providing Ara and his team a unique opportunity to drive learning technologies innovation and business impact across Infor’s powerful blue chip client portfolio.
Prior to CERTPOINT, Ara founded an international “business readiness” program with late Nobel Laureate, Dr. W. Leontief and created entrepreneurship programs for USAID. He created and led global communications campaigns for Kellogg’s and S C Johnson.
Ara’s expertise in managing business-critical knowledge for competitive advantage is widely recognized and his views are regularly sought and by analysts and influencers such as Forrester, Gartner, The Wall Street Journal, HBR, Fast Company, Chief Learning Officer Magazine. He is frequently invited to share his insights at leading industry events.
A true globalista, Ara has studied, lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East and the US. He is multilingual and landed his BA in Business Communications from The City University of New York.
Passions include triathlons, ski-ing and cooking – Ara is frequently found in the kitchen cooking up an Armenian feast for family and friends. Ara lives in New York with his wife and three children.