We design smart, custom learning solutions.

We specialize in the life sciences.

We impact strategic business outcomes.

We craft learning strategy, content, design and deployment.

We design learning strategy, content, and deployment to impact business outcomes.

Our Philosophy

Doing our best work for our clients begins with cultivating a healthy and engaging work environment for ourselves. We aim to be our best each day and build each other up. We look for opportunities to lead the way while always being willing to listen and serve. For us, for our clients, and for the end users of our training we always seek to make it simple. We love to share these values with our clients and partners in hopes that we can make everyone’s work more meaningful and enjoyable.

Our Work

We design smart, custom learning solutions that drive employee alignment, engagement, performance and growth. While we specialize in the life sciences, we serve a wide variety of clients in the Fortune 500, nonprofit social sector, and academia. Our team has a passion for training because it’s a fascinating and rewarding way to impact any organization’s success by creating lasting, positive change in its people.

Our Giving

Empowering others is core to who we are and what we do. Beyond client engagements, our team is passionate about promoting the well-being of others in our global and local communities through philanthropy of various forms and scopes. Versado Foundation was created for this purpose.

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Leadership Team

In my free time, I enjoy building and mechanical things as a means to unwind. To build something out of wood or fix a mechanical problem on an old motorcycle to me is almost meditative and therapeutic. The problems can be seen in the physical world. They can be diagnosed and clear steps taken to get from point beginning to end, so my mind is able to relax and wonder. And when i am done, I can pour a glass of bourbon, sit back, and see the end product.

Josh Barricklow

Co-Founder + Partner

As a learning strategist and organizational consultant, I work with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and academic programs to develop targeted training solutions in areas of management, sales, instructional design, clinical disease state and product knowledge, professional development, and organizational communication.

Zach Barricklow

Co-Founder + Partner

Before this job I was a high school English teacher and my favorite thing to do was to walk around with a fanny pack on and pick up kid's cell phones to hold them until the end of class if they were using them while I was teaching. If I needed to bribe a kid to do something the reward would be a day of wearing the fanny pack and being on cell phone patrol.

Tiffany Jones

Director of Talent Development

I lived in the UK for 5 years where I met my wife, who is from Scotland. I spent my younger years leading outdoor adventure trips (e.g. backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, sea kayaking, etc) across the US and service trips domestically & internationally (across Central America). I am a cancer survivor, but ironically that left me most passionate about caring for those with chronic diseases.

Joel Barricklow

Co-Director of Learning Design + Technology

In my free time, I love rearranging furniture - my own, my friends, anyone who will let me. While my kids were little, I went back to school for interior design and had my own business for a short happy time. I've recently been volunteering with a refugee resettlement agency, and my son and I have been mentoring a newly arrived family from the Congo. My design skills came in handy when organizing the setup of a new home for another family.

Nancy Weitzman

Co-Director of Learning Production

Some fun facts about me: I'm fluent in Spanish. I'm a huge Cubs fan. I'm an avid reader and a huge nerd. I love being near water - swimming, water sports, the beach, boating, etc. Bad reality TV is my guilty pleasure. Beyond my hobbies, I live by the expression that every day is a new challenge and we have the ability to determine our own path.

Lauren Nosal

Co-Director of Learning Production

Some fun facts about me: I was a Community Economic Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, I speak Spanish, and I enjoy ceramics. I love to be outside and spend time with my daughters and husband - walking, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, hiking, skipping - sunshine or rain.

Cynthia Redwine

Director of Finance and Operations

My favorite quote is, “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.” (Christopher McDougall)

Michael Chorba

Director of Learning Account Development

Some fun facts about me: When considering a career switch out of consulting, I was accepted to and nearly pursued culinary school in Boulder, CO. As a passion project, a friend and I are working on designing personalized ski graphics to create a new industry standard for ski production. I love being in the mountains. Hiking, skiing, trail-running, you name it. The mountains are my happy place, and where I recharge the most.

Erik Frazier

Director of Learning Account Development

In my free time, I love to dance. Especially House! I unwind by annoying my kids with dancing and singing. My favorite saying is, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." (Albert Einstein)

Ann Hill

Chief Medical Writing Strategist,
Co-Director of Learning Design + Technology

I spent several years working/volunteering in the developing world, including Ghana, Bolivia, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, and Liberia. For hobbies, I love hiking, yoga, reading, movies/TV, and comedy. My favorite saying is, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." (Mark Twain)

Elizabeth Barricklow

Chief Learning Strategist

Some fun facts about me: I've never been stung by a bee. I strongly dislike gardening and caring for plants. I have dance moves for all of my favorite TV show theme songs (ER, The Office, Game of Thrones). I only drink black coffee - no cream or sugar.

Nicole Bulloch

Instructional Designer

In my free time, I edit, knit, and photograph birds. My favorite saying is, “What we do in love and kindness is all we ever leave behind” (Carrie Newcomer)

Jennifer Even Melton

Chief Instructional Editor

I have had many different strange jobs over the years, such as: hazardous waste truck driver, concrete finisher, professional guitarist, radio station mascot, ran a computer game company, created a mime troupe, etc. I unwind by writing music in the studio, riding motorcycles, and sitting and enjoying time with my wife.

Kurt Masteller

Chief Digital Learning Strategist

Some fun facts about me: I have an abnormally large collection of children's picture books for an adult. I would describe my relationship to coffee and drawing as bordering on addictive. I lived in India for a year after I graduated High School. I walk miles most days because I don't have a car.

Helen Kellock

Chief Visual Design Strategist

Some fun facts about me: I'm an avid traveler and have visited over 40 countries. I have a minimalist inclination and make an effort to own as few belongings as possible - the general rule of thumb being to only possess that which has utility. I treat most hobbies like skills at which I try to 'level up.' Some are: rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, sailing, chess, poker, day trading, in-line skating, and motorcycling.

Curtis Stanford

Digital Learning Designer

I have two amazing sons and they happen to be fraternal twins. As a hobby, I enjoy brewing my own beer and have been doing so since 2009 (although not so much after having kids). I taught 2nd grade in Raleigh, NC prior to working with Versado. I like to unwind by fishing and hiking.

Nick Bulloch

Learning Producer

I was a lifeguard at the age of 7 (although it was more honorary). I like to unwind by fishing or planning a fishing trip and grilling and relaxing on the back porch. Also, I've started to read more lately. My favorite saying is, "You can't catch-em on the couch!"

Dale Bethea

Learning Producer

Some fun facts about me: I've had braces twice and the first time they were free because my Orthodontist felt bad for me! I eat at least one egg (doesn't matter how it's prepared) every single day. I'm mildly claustrophobic. I can fall asleep anywhere. I cannot wink. When I was 3 years old, I named my brother "Jacob the Bluebird" after a character on my favorite TV Show, Under the Umbrella Tree. However, our parents only stuck with Jacob 🙂

Emily Hanson

Learning Producer

A nice long run always does the trick when I need to unwind! There is something about getting outside and enjoying the scenery that allows me to relax after a long day. My favorite saying is, "Never let success go to your head and never let failure go to your heart."

Kally Swibes

Learning Producer

My dream was to be a chef, a pastry chef. If I was more creative I would have pursued it, but creativity is not my strongest trait. I don't unwind 🙂 My favorite saying is, "If it doesn't open, it is not your door!"

Maria Rick

Accounting + Bookkeeping

I am a mother to three amazing little people: 2 boys, 1 girl. Some fun facts about me: I am a former teacher. I taught for almost 10 years and was Nationally Board Certified in Middle Childhood Education. I have a very unruly Goldendoodle named Clark. BOTH the beach and the mountains are my favorite.

Beth Ellsworth

Talent Development Producer

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