Meet the Leadership Team


Will Ballard

Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished technology company executive and engineering leader who first joined Civitas Learning as chief technology officer in 2020, Will has more than twenty years of experience managing large technical and engineering and teams and supporting customer success for enterprise technology customers.

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Rebecca Reid

VP, Product

As head of our product team, Rebecca is responsible for planning, creating, and implementing the overall product strategy for our technology. She’s alsoplayed key roles in strengthening partnerships and marketing our products.

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Emiliano Giacchetti

Chief Operating Officer

Emiliano leads our global customer support, training, deployments, customizations, and expert community teams. He joined Civitas Learning in 2021, bringing to the team 15+ years of cross-industry operational turnaround expertise and deep change management knowledge.

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Mehlam Bhiwandiwala

Chief Financial Officer

Mehlam is an accomplished, results-driven finance leader with progressive experience in corporate finance, corporate development operations and accounting within startups as well as Fortune 50 companies.

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Vanessa Reding

VP, Marketing

Vanessa drives global go-to-market initiatives and campaigns to scale our software’s reach and community of practice. She focuses on strategies to deepen business impact and build market awareness.

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Megan Yelle

General Counsel

As General Counsel and Head of HR, Megan is responsible for legal and people operations. Bringing experience from both the corporate world and as a class action litigator to her work at Civitas, she seeks creative solutions to contracting, intellectual property, data privacy, recruiting, employee retention, and compliance matters.

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