Alpine Investors, a private equity firm focused on middle-market software and services companies, has partnered with Interskill Learning, a leading independent supplier of online mainframe training. Interskill will serve as the foundation of a professional education service within AlpineX, Alpine’s newly formed investment platform focused on lower middle-market services businesses.
As part of the partnership, Jono Zeidan will join Interskill as CEO of the professional education platform. Ian Rowlands, Interskill’s current CEO, will remain close to the business and support Zeidan and the team. Charles Rutstein will lead AlpineX as Group CEO.
“In considering various partners, we found Alpine Investors to be unique in its energy, enthusiasm, and interest in corporate e-learning,” commented Rowlands. “This partnership will help us build on our strong foundation and accelerate our growth strategy while continuing to invest in our product and customers.”
“Over the last 30 years, the Interskill team has built an exceptional product and organization,” said Zeidan. “I am excited to join the Interskill team and lead our next chapter of growth. Together, we share a belief that success starts with great people and an unwavering commitment to our customers. Our future is bright, and this is just the first step as we continue to expand our delivery of market-leading training.”
“Our Investment in Interskill represents the first of many partnerships we hope to bring to the Alpine Investors and AlpineX family,” added Rutstein. “We strive to be the partner of choice for business owners and founders, offering flexibility and a commitment to honoring the legacies of our partners.”