“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more & become more, you are a leader.”

- John Quincy Adams
Share this quote:

The team of professionals at LRN all share the perspective that, regardless of the industry, the size of a company, the purpose of a company or the markets in which a company does business, everything comes down to the people who are there working, sacrificing and advancing the collective efforts of their teams. Business is people, and people are business.

Executive Team

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LRN and Author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything”
Dov Seidman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LRN and Author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything”

Dov Seidman’s professional career has focused on how companies and their people can operate in both a principled and profitable way. 
 
Dov is the founder and CEO of LRN. Since 1994, LRN has helped hundreds of companies simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures.
 
Today, LRN operates globally and reaches, works with, and helps shape winning organizational cultures inspired by sustainable values in hundreds of companies with over 20 million people working in more than 100 countries around the world. Dov is the author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything recently published by Wiley & Sons in an expanded edition with a foreword by President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Dov on why how we behave, lead, govern and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before. 
 
Fortune called Dov the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” and Economic Times named him a “Top 60 Global Thinker of the Last Decade.” Dov became the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 2008. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in moral philosophy from UCLA and a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.


Executive Vice President - Production and Solutions, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer
Ron Charow

Executive Vice President - Production and Solutions, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President, Ron Charow ensures operational performance and financial discipline against LRN's operational and financial targets and objectives. Charow's deep experience across a broad range of strategic functions guides his focus as he designs and builds strategic solutions and operational efficiencies while bringing essential business rigor and insight. Charow joined LRN after being with Fujitsu Consulting, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance, administration, IT and legal affairs. Prior to Fujitsu, he held leadership positions with Westburne Inc. and Deloitte & Touche. Charow has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, having completed more than 20 such transactions over his career both in industry and while in public practice on behalf of clients. Charow began his career in public accounting with KPMG. Charow holds a Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University, both in Montreal, Canada. He holds a professional accounting designation title in Canada and has lectured extensively in the graduate program of McGill University on topics ranging from financial reporting to financial engineering.

Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee
David Greenberg
Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee

David Greenberg works at the C-Suite and board level on governance, culture and leadership as well as on issues and strategy on ethics and compliance, corporate social responsibility and public affairs. He also writes and speaks on behalf of LRN on how our philosophy and solutions can help companies and organizations achieve their purpose through values-based self-governance.

Greenberg joined LRN from Altria Group, Inc., where his tenure of more than two decades culminated in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, heading Altria's enterprise-wide efforts on compliance and integrity as one of only five senior vice presidents of the parent corporation. Prior to this, he held numerous senior positions at Altria, and its operating unit Philip Morris International, in the United States, Europe and globally, including responsibility for environment, social responsibility, government affairs and communications.

Greenberg also was a partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter; served as Legislative Director and General Counsel for the Consumer Federation of America; and was a legislative representative, organizer and writer for Ralph Nader. Greenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress, the European Union, the Israeli Knesset and other governmental bodies over two dozen times and has appeared on ABC Nightline, the CBS Morning News, BBC Morning, and the PBS News Hour, and has spoken at leading events for CEOs and boards.

Greenberg received a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Law School/Graduate School of Business. He also attended Williams College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Board of Directors

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LRN and Author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything”
Dov Seidman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LRN and Author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything”

Dov Seidman’s professional career has focused on how companies and their people can operate in both a principled and profitable way. 
 
Dov is the founder and CEO of LRN. Since 1994, LRN has helped hundreds of companies simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures.
 
Today, LRN operates globally and reaches, works with, and helps shape winning organizational cultures inspired by sustainable values in hundreds of companies with over 20 million people working in more than 100 countries around the world. Dov is the author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything recently published by Wiley & Sons in an expanded edition with a foreword by President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Dov on why how we behave, lead, govern and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before. 
 
Fortune called Dov the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” and Economic Times named him a “Top 60 Global Thinker of the Last Decade.” Dov became the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 2008. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in moral philosophy from UCLA and a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University.

Director
Lee Feldman
Director

Lee Feldman is the Managing Partner of Twin Lakes Capital, which makes private equity investments in technology, media and consumer-branded products. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MacKenzie-Childs LLC and Chairman of the Board of Gaming VC Holdings S.A. Prior to Twin Lakes, Mr. Feldman was associated with SOFTBANK for over seven years in various roles, including as a Partner in SOFTBANK Capital Partners. He initiated and managed technology and media investments and had responsibility within the fund for transaction execution. Prior to joining SOFTBANK on the investment side, he was Vice President, Corporate Development, at SOFTBANK portfolio company Ziff-Davis. Prior to Ziff-Davis, he was a member of the senior management team of two private equity-backed leveraged roll-ups. Mr. Feldman began his career at a major New York City corporate law firm and has a B.A and J.D. from Columbia University.

Director
Alan Silverman
Director

Alan Silverman is a partner in Essaness Partners, a family investment firm that has wide-ranging investment interests in Internet companies, technology, biotechnology and consumer businesses, including companies that serve the rapidly growing Hispanic market in the United States. He is or has been a director of numerous corporations both public and private, including: Teletech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ), Bodega Latina Corporation and LRN. He is on the board of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation and is a member of the International Leadership Council at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (the Middlebury College Graduate School). He also is or has been active in charitable organizations including the Lymphoma Research Foundation, The American Cancer Society and The Children's Welfare Society. He holds a B.S. in business management from the University of Southern California.

Director
Mats Lederhausen
Director

After a long career both as a Joint Venture Partner and as a senior executive of McDonald’s Corporation, Mats Lederhausen formed his own company in early 2007. The company is focused on building businesses with a "purpose bigger than their products®" This philosophy is based on both ancient philosophy as well observations and experience from companies that were propelled by a strong purpose. Brands that have a strong conviction around why they exist and who they exist to serve will end up attracting better employees and more loyal customers and therefore ultimately be more successful.

BE-CAUSE will also do selective projects for companies in the areas of CSR, Corporate Reputation, Innovation and Strategy. But the primary focus is on providing intellectual and financial capital to companies that want to scale an already proven business model.

Prior to forming BE-CAUSE, Mats served as Managing Director of McDonald’s Ventures. McDonald’s Ventures managed the investments McDonald’s held in future oriented growth initiatives including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Boston Market, RedBox DVD and Pret A Manger. As a director, Chairman and finally lead director of Chipotle from 2000-2006 Mats helped shape the strategy that ultimately led to one of the most successful restaurant IPOs of all times. Mats was on the founding team of RedBox and served on its board until Coinstar acquired McDonald's stake in RedBox in the spring of 2009.

Mats joined McDonald’s Corporation in 1999 as head of global strategy. During the next 4 years he had the responsibility for global strategy and business development. As President of Business Development Mats later assumed responsibility for worldwide menu, worldwide real estate and restaurant R&D. During these years Mats played a key role in shaping the agenda that later has helped McDonald’s complete one of the most successful corporate turnarounds in recent history.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Mats began his career with McDonald's in 1979 as a part time crew member in Sweden. In 1983, he participated in the McDonald's Management Development Program and worked as a store manager from 1984 to 1985. Lederhausen worked for The Boston Consulting Group in London from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he returned to McDonald's and in 1993 became the Managing Director and Joint Venture Partner for McDonald's Sweden. Under his leadership, the company grew from 40 restaurants to nearly 170 restaurants.

Mats was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 under 40” to watch in 1999 and the World Economic Forum honored him as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” in 2000. Mats is currently a special partner to Sterling Partners as well as CUE BALL. Mats serves as Chairman of the board of ROTI Mediterranean Grill and Educate Inc (Sylvan Learning). Mats also serves on the board of Itrim and Cue Ball. Mats serves as Chairman of the board for the not-for-profit Business for Social Responsibility and serves on the board of trustees of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mats received a Master’s degree from Stockholm School of Economics in 1988. Mats lives in Chicago with his wife, Dr. Jessica Lederhausen and their 4 children.

News from LRN

See All »
LRN is a Knowledge Service Provider™
©2014 LRN Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement  |  Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Introduction

The materials presented on this website are provided by LRN Corporation (“LRN”) for informational purposes only. Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions. You agree to these terms and conditions by accessing this website.

Use

You may view and use this website for your informational, noncommercial use. The materials contained in this website are protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. You may not copy, modify, reproduce or redistribute the materials on this site for any purpose without the express written permission of LRN. LRN may discontinue, change or restrict your use of this website for any reason without notice.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liabilities

LRN may add, modify, update or delete the materials on this website from time to time without notice.

Your use of this website is at your own risk. LRN assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the materials provided by this website. The materials provided by this website are provided "as is" and "as available," without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any implied warranties arising out of course of performance, course of dealing or usage of trade. LRN makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the materials contained in this website. LRN will not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your access to, or use of, this website however arising, even if LRN has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The information provided by this website does not constitute the rendering of legal services, and no attorney-client relationship is formed between LRN and you, or between LRN and any LRN customer, by virtue of your use of this website. The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining appropriate legal advice. You should not rely on the materials on this website as a source of legal advice.

Links

This website may contain links to other websites. If you use such links to websites not maintained by LRN, you will leave this website. LRN does not control such other websites. LRN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the materials of such other websites. The links to the other websites are provided as a convenience and do not imply that LRN recommends, approves or endorses such other websites.

Location and Governing Law

This website is operated by LRN from its offices in California, USA. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.

LRN Webinar Terms and Conditions

The Webinar and the materials provided in connection with the Webinar (the "Webinar Materials") are the confidential and proprietary materials of LRN and/or any third party presenters participating in the Webinar. LRN and any such third party presenters retain all right, title and interest in and to the Webinar Materials. Attendees of the Webinar may only use the Webinar Materials at their respective companies for internal purposes related to ethics, compliance and governance. Any other use requires express written consent from LRN. The Webinar and the Webinar Materials are only available for use by companies developing or managing internal ethics, compliance and governance programs. Parties in the business of ethics, compliance and governance, including, but not limited to, consultants, compliance education providers and governance service providers, are forbidden from participating in the Webinar or using the Webinar Materials without the express written consent of LRN. Permission to attend the Webinar and use the Webinar Materials may be revoked by LRN at any time in its sole discretion.

Other

These terms and conditions of use are subject to change from time to time.

If LRN is providing another website for your use, the terms and conditions for your use of such other website may be set forth in such other website and/or the contract you or your company has entered into with LRN.

Privacy Statement

Validate TRUSTe privacy certification TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification

LRN CORPORATION

LRN Corporation ("LRN") is committed to protecting your privacy and earning your trust. This Privacy Statement describes LRN's privacy practices for both the web site located at www.lrn.com and the Customer Web Sites which LRN creates, configures and hosts on behalf of its customers. The ownership of the data on LRN’s Customer Web Sites is subject to agreements entered into between LRN and each of its customers. These practices implement the requirements prescribed by the United States-European Union "Safe Harbor" arrangement for compliance by U.S.-based organizations with the provisions of the European Union's Directive regarding the protection of personal information.

LRN has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through downloadable software. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at LRN Corporation, Legal Department, 1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310-209-5400. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.

LRN complies with the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from the European Union member countries and Switzerland. LRN has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. If you have questions regarding LRN’s compliance with the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, please contact us at LRN Corporation, Legal Department, 745 5th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10151 , Phone 646.862.2040. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view LRN’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/ .

Information Collection & Use

Customer Web Sites

LRN provides online knowledge, training, management and other services to employees of LRN's customers and others designated by LRN's customers to participate in LRN's programs ("Users"). LRN's customers are typically businesses or other organizations. LRN typically provides its services via Customer Web Sites that LRN creates, configures and hosts on behalf of customers. LRN operates its programs and collects and uses data about Users at the direction of, and in accordance with, the instructions of LRN's customers.

LRN's arrangements with its customers may require LRN to obtain certain personal information about Users, either from the customer or a User, in order for a User to access the online knowledge, training and other services provided on a Customer Web Site. Among other things, LRN may collect the following data: (i) User name; (ii) User identification; (iii) User password; (iv) User email address; and (v) User department(s) and location within the customer organization. LRN may also track the amount of time a User spends on the Customer Web Site, the applications the User employs, the self-tests the User performs, the User's performance on such tests, and other activities in which the User engages while the User is on the Customer Web Site.

LRN only uses personal information to provide feedback about a User's activity on a Customer Web Site. For example, LRN may use personal information to inform a User of his or her performance on tests, or the number of training modules that a User has used. LRN may also use personal information to send e-mails to a User, such as reminder e-mails that the User has not completed certain online courses.

LRN's arrangements with its customers require LRN to provide all User information in LRN's possession, including a User's personal information, directly to the customer with which the User is associated (i.e. the User's employer). If a User corresponds with LRN, LRN may keep a record of that correspondence. LRN may also forward correspondence to the customer with which the User is associated. LRN does not transfer any personal User information to any third party (other than to the LRN customer with which the User is associated) unless it is authorized to do so by the customer with which the User is associated , in connection with the services that LRN provides to the customer, or required to do so by applicable law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

www.lrn.com

LRN actively collects information from visitors to its website at www.lrn.com both by asking specific questions on the site and by permitting visitors to communicate directly with LRN via e-mail. Some of the information that visitors to the website submit may be personally identifiable (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with an individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.). LRN uses this information to send visitors to its website further information regarding LRN. LRN does not provide, sell, or otherwise make available to third parties personal information that is collected from visitors to the website.

LRN may collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning visitors’ use of this site, such as information regarding which pages are most often visited. LRN may share with or transfer to third parties such non-personally identifiable information for the purpose of maintaining the site, responding to direct inquiries or measuring traffic and traffic trends at this site. LRN does not otherwise provide or sell any of this information to third parties.

Data Integrity & Data Security

LRN has taken commercially reasonable and appropriate steps to protect personal information that LRN collects, processes or maintains. These steps include, among other things, limiting the number of people who have physical access to LRN's database servers, utilizing electronic security systems, and using password protections which guard against unauthorized access. LRN employs these and other safeguards and practices to provide for the security of personal information in its possession, but cannot guarantee that such measures will be infallible. LRN also requires its vendors to take commercially reasonable and appropriate steps to protect personal information in their possession.

The transmission of sensitive information collected on our site is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

Correcting & Updating Personal Information

LRN is committed to ensuring that the personal information it collects, processes, and maintains is accurate. At the direction of, and in accordance with, the instructions of LRN's customers, LRN allows Users of LRN's Customer Web Sites to access their personal information in LRN's possession and to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate information. Users of LRN's Customer Web Sites who have questions about personal information on file with LRN may, if the customer so provides, access the Customer Web Site to make such corrections or may contact LRN at the address below.

Visitors to LRN's website may update, or request the deletion of, previously submitted personal information via the Contact page. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.

Cookies & Session IDs

LRN uses cookies to authenticate visitors to certain pages on www.lrn.com LRN also uses cookies and session IDs to authenticate Users as they navigate various parts of Customer Web Sites. For example, cookies may be used to enable a User to move through a Customer Web Site without having to retype the User's password. Cookies and session IDs may also be used to automate certain data entry functions associated with Customer Web Sites. LRN does not obtain personal information via cookies or session IDs, and does not link any data collected through cookies or session IDs to any personal information.

Links

LRN web sites may contain links to other web sites. LRN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites

Widgets

Our Web site includes Widgets, which are interactive mini-programs that run on our site to provide specific services from another company (e.g. displaying the news, opinions, music, etc). Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through the Widget. Cookies may also be set by the Widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by this Widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.

Disclaimers

The services provided by Customer Web Sites do not constitute the rendering of legal services, and no attorney-client relationship is formed between LRN and any customer, or between LRN and any User, by virtue of such services. The information contained in Customer Web Sites is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining appropriate legal advice.

This Privacy Statement describes LRN's privacy practices only. It does not describe, and LRN makes no representations about, the privacy practices of any other parties, including LRN's customers, who may receive personal information from LRN about Users associated with that customer in the course of LRN's performance of services for the customer.

Opt-out

Recipients may unsubscribe from future email communications from LRN by following the instructions in such communications.

Questions & Complaints

If anyone has any questions or complaints about this Privacy Statement, the practices of, or his or her dealings with, any of LRN's web sites, he or she should contact LRN at the following address:

Webmaster
LRN Corporation
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90024

A citizen of a country within the European Union may also address any privacy-related questions or problems to the appropriate data protection authority in his or her E.U. member state.

If an individual covered by this Privacy Statement has a complaint about the processing or use of that individual's personal information, and the complaint is not resolved to the individual's satisfaction through LRN's internal procedures, then LRN will make arrangements to offer an independent, third-party dispute resolution mechanism to resolve the complaint.

Business Transfers

In the event of a sale, assignment, liquidation or other transfer of all or substantially all of the stock, assets or business of LRN, personal information may be transferred to a relevant successor entity, subject to the applicable privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

This Privacy Statement was last reviewed on March 08, 2012.

Please select your preferred
language: