Board of Directors

 

Aaron Osmond

Aaron Osmond

Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Osmond is the Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Pillars Education. 

He brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the IT Training and Certification industry. 

Before joining Knowledge Pillars, Aaron was an executive education leader at Amazon Web Services or AWS (2020-2024). Aaron served as the Head of Strategic Industries Team and the Global Digital Learning Sales Leader within the Training and Certification division. Prior to that role he served as the US Leader of the Education to Workforce team in the Global Public Sector division of AWS, where he consulted with state government leaders to help them implement workforce readiness programs to prepare students for future cloud careers.

Prior to AWS, Aaron served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Certiport division of Pearson Assessments, from 2012 to 2020, where he led their Global Career and Technical Education business unit. From 1991 to 2012, Aaron built his career in key leadership roles in the IT Training and Certification industry at companies such as WordPerfect, Novell, and Microsoft. During this time Aaron also served for 5 years as CEO of Wealth Rock, a large financial education company based in Utah.

From March 2011 until December 2015, Aaron served his local community as a Utah State Senator representing the South Jordan, Herriman, and West Jordan areas. During his term, he served on the Public Education Appropriations Committees, the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, and as Chair of the Public Education Standing Committee, and then as Chair of the Economic Development & Workforce Committee.

Between 2017-2020, Aaron also served as the Vice-Chair of the Utah Board of Higher Education, where he worked with other board members to provide oversight and governance of the state’s 16 higher education institutions. 

Aaron is a passionate advocate of the importance of access to technical education programs for students in both our public and higher education systems globally.

Alessandro Macri'

Alessandro Macri'

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Alessandro is an IT entrepreneur with 30 years of expertise in working for large multinational corporations across 6 countries.

He has held IT Sales and Executive Management positions at global companies such as Canon, Xerox, and Mondadori Digital. Until 2003, he also led his own business, IdeaPc, in his native country.

In 2011, he joined Dell where he led the EdTech Business Development Team. In 2013, he was recruited by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, as part of the EMEA Team and significantly contributed to the growth of the international business.

In 2018, he started an outsourcing IT Engineering business with Ana Macri, focusing on developing complex learning solutions for the EdTech industry.

Since 2019, he has been working as a freelance consultant for several global organizations including Code Institute and the Leading Learning Partners Association, where he has been in charge of global sales and business development operations.

He founded Knowledge Pillars in March 2020 together with his wife, Ana Macri, and they were later joined by Aaron Osmond.

Alessandro is fluent in four languages and holds dual citizenship, dividing his time between Switzerland, England, and the United States of America with his wife and four children.

Ana Macri'

Ana Macri'

Founder and Chief Product & Technology Officer

Ana has over 14 years of experience in Software Development and Product Management. She graduated in Computer Science at the Politehnica of Timisoara (RO) in 2009 and since then she has been working as Software Engineer for several global corporations such as Accenture, Informa, and Thomson Reuters, where she became a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach.

In 2018, she started an outsourcing IT Engineering business with Alessandro Macri, focusing on developing complex learning solutions for the EdTech industries.

Since 2018 she has been working as Head of Development and Technical Delivery Manager at the Leading Learning Partners Association, a top global IT training provider, where she developed the online learning platform Azure Academy (now Skills Academy), in cooperation with Microsoft.

Ana is fluent in four languages and holds dual citizenship, dividing her life between Switzerland, England and the United States of America with her husband and four children.