Technology >> CEO Interviews >> March 17, 2002

Gregory Priest – Smartforce Plc (smtf)

GREGORY PRIEST is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SmartForce Plc, the world's largest e-learning company. He has served as President and CEO since December 1998 and as Chairman since January 2001. From January to December 1998, Mr. Priest was President and CEO of Knowledge Well, which has since been acquired by SmartForce. From 1995 through December 1997, Mr. Priest was SmartForce's Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. He graduated first in his class from the Stanford Law School and summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. After completing law school, Mr. Priest served as a Law Clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeal. Mr. Priest subsequently joined Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a Silicon Valley-based law firm, as a Corporate and Securities Lawyer. He was elected to the partnership in 1995. Mr. Priest is a published author and has been a featured speaker at a wide range of conferences and events on e-learning, e-business and leveraging the human capital value chain. Profile
TWST: What's gone on at SmartForce during the past year that investors

should focus on?

Mr. Priest: The biggest thing that has happened in the last year has

probably been that we were in the