OUR MISSION

To drive performance in the learning and development community by connecting the right talent with the right opportunity. Our goal is your success.

ABOUT

AXIOM Learning Solutions, LLC is a learning and development services firm that specializes in providing the right talent and resources to fill your organization’s unique training needs. We become an extension of your workforce, allowing you to improve productivity while lowering costs.

Since 2014, AXIOM has provided organizations with consistent, professional learning and development resources. When the need arises, we will provide highly qualified learning consultants for training initiatives of any size or scale. Our experienced team will work with you to create, manage, and deliver a learning solution that suits your business. We specialize in custom content development, hands-on training, and both onsite instructor-led training and virtual training for individuals or groups.

Led by Herb Blanchard, our management team has over 100 years of combined experience in Human Capital Resource Management and Learning.

AXIOM’s global talent pool consists of thousands of learning consultants, and our alliance network of partners are based not only in the United States but in Canada, Europe and Asia as well.

Our flexible model and relationship-oriented approach to client service is crucial to becoming a trusted adviser and part of your team. We work with you to understand your needs and craft the right solution for you and your organization.

TEAM

100+ combined years of industry experience

Herb Blanchard

PRESIDENT

   

Jason Ruff

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

   

Dave Franco

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS & FINANCE

   

Tina Dufour

VICE PRESIDENT, LEARNING SOLUTIONS & CLIENT EXPERIENCE

   

Susan Franzen

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP

   

Peter Ward

SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

   

Tammy Sena

DIRECTOR OF TALENT MANAGER

   

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Monique Ferrecchia 

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

 

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Kim Sturgis

MARKETING

 

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Michele Guarino

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

 

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Deb Lehr

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

   

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

Partnering with us to solve the most unique learning challenges

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LEARNING COMMUNITY 

AXIOM is a proud partner of these industry leading groups and organizations.

ATD TechKnowledge Conference

Ready for Anything
San Antonio, TX
January 27-29 2021

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Winter Workshop

Winter Workshop: Making Smart Choices in Instructional Design
January 15, 2020
10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Winter Workshop

Sharing Our Best of 2020: An Evening to Stay Connected

December 8, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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Winter Workshop

Charity and Cheer! Social Trivia Night on Zoom

December 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) 2021

Raleigh, NC
June 15-17, 2021

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Winter Workshop

Learning Analytics: Inception to Maturity
November 04, 2020
12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

AXIOM is always looking to add new talent.  Please contact us if you’re interested in partnering with us as we continue to grow our pool of experienced L&D professionals.

CONTACT US

  • Herb Blanchard

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRESIDENT

    With 20 years of industry expertise, and a proven track record in L&D talent solutions and human capital management, Herb leads AXIOM’s strategic direction by forming and maintaining valuable executive level partnerships for some of the world’s leading companies.  Over the course of his career, Herb has architected learning solutions in nearly 50 countries and in nearly 30 languages.  He has AXIOM positioned as the most relied upon partner of the world’s largest consulting companies for contract learning talent.  He has designed one of the largest outsourced learning initiatives in L&D, providing 500 learning consultants training in the field.  Herb has spoken at conferences on the contrasts and comparisons of costs for staff and contract learning talent. Herb’s client-first philosophy is what makes him a leader in his field and a partner that his clients can rely upon.

  • Jason Ruff

    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

    Jason is a senior executive who leads the marketing and sales enablement efforts for AXIOM. He manages the company’s strategic accounts and partnerships and oversees marketing strategy and initiatives. Jason leads continuing efforts to build, elevate, and promote the AXIOM brand. An entrepreneur with more than 20 years business experience, Jason has more than 20 years of experience in human capital and resource management. Since 2009 his focus has been outsourced learning solutions with a strong emphasis in channel partnerships, healthcare, technology, and retail. Jason is the former president and founder of Choice Staffing, a New England based IT staffing company which he sold in 2009.

  • Dave Franco

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS & FINANCE

    David leads Operations & Finance for AXIOM. He has over 20 years of experience managing, recruiting and delivering training solutions for a wide range of clients of various sizes and industries. David has been an entrepreneurial Learning & Development professional since 1997, when he was part of the management team at Progressive Solutions. In 2002, Dave co-founded AXIOM Training & Consulting Services. In 2013, AXIOM went from a regional training provider to a national presence by bringing in experienced industry partners who enhanced AXIOM’s services with a larger resource pool. The partnership gave AXIOM the ability to staff long-term training initiatives with subject matter experts, designers, developers and instructors from around the country.

  • Tina Dufour

    VICE PRESIDENT, LEARNING SOLUTIONS & CLIENT EXPERIENCE

    Tina’s 25+ years in learning and development gives her the ability to analyze and assess our clients’ unique needs and challenges to find the right solution for them. She oversees AXIOM’s client experience area focusing on best-in-class customer support including streamlined operations, program management, sales enablement, and talent management. Prior to joining AXIOM, Tina was with another L&D consulting company where she served as Vice President, Project Management Office and Systems. She is a learning & development executive with hands-on, practical experience in instructional design and development, project management, and facilitation. Her experience spans a multitude of industries and audiences. Tina also has expertise in L&D project management, custom learning solutions, and people management. She has a proven track record of building strong relationships with all levels of the organization and influencing senior management.

  • Susan Franzen

    VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP 

    Susan Franzen is Vice President of Strategy and Leadership for AXIOM Learning Solutions where she works with client organizations to define and clarify organizational strategy, align learning initiatives to strategy, and evaluate program effectiveness.

    Before joining AXIOM, she served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness at The University of Texas System where she led the broadest and deepest organizational assessment in the history of the System.  Susan was promoted to AVC from Director, Shared Services Innovations, a change management and training role for multi-institutional projects like enterprise resource planning implementation and redesigning medical curriculum for the Transformations in Medical Education (TIME) initiative.   Prior to that, she served as Director, Leadership Institute where her programs achieved an average 91 percent effectiveness rating.

    Before joining UT, Susan was the founder and president of LifeU, Inc., a national leadership and organizational development consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Boston and Austin, where she spent over 20 years consulting with clients on performance improvement.

    Susan holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Elmhurst College and a Masters in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University. She is a graduate of Coach University, and is certified in DiSC® Behavioral Theory, Training and Development (Boston University), Evaluation (Kirkpatrick), The Leadership Challenge program and LPI Online 360-assessment, Prosci Change Management, and as a Professional Teleclass Leader.  She is immediate past Chair of Hospice Austin where she has volunteered and served on the Board since 2003.  In her spare time, she reads books on neuroscience “for fun”.

  • Peter Ward

    SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Peter is responsible for developing and managing high level client accounts at AXIOM. He brings more than 20 years of sales experience from the high technology industry. He has held Senior and National Account Management roles with some of the nation’s leading enterprise IT training vendors supporting both US and international companies. He has worked extensively with global financial institutions, manufacturing, insurance, software development, education and government. His involvement in the IT Training community includes various board positions and extensive volunteerism in organizations that support the development and promotion of the training industry. Peter is a member of the Board of Directors for ATD Bay Colony (in Rhode Island) and the annual ATD New England Area Conference.

  • Tammy Sena

    DIRECTOR OF TALENT MANAGEMENT

    Tammy oversees recruiting, on-boarding, and talent management efforts for AXIOM.  She also plays a primary role in streamlining AXIOM’s back office through their CRM systems and reporting.  Prior to joining the AXIOM team, Tammy worked as a Sr Business Systems Analyst for 15 years where she managed projects, administered CRM systems, created training materials, and facilitated training.  As a former business analyst, she is all about requirements and takes great pride in providing clients with a resource that fulfills all of their needs. Tammy strives to provide the most positive experience for consultants and clients and will always make sure that you hear a smile in her voice.

  • Monique Ferrecchia

    FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR 

    Monique joined AXIOM in October 2020 as Finance Administrator.

    She handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, on-boarding new trainers, consultants, and employees, and a variety of other financial and operational functions.  Monique has more than 8 years’ experience working in finance; including most recently at Superior Plus Energy Services.

  • Kim Sturgis

    MARKETING COORDINATOR 

    Kim is a Marketing & Business Specialist for the training, coaching and consulting professions. She has over 20 years of business support services and marketing experience.

     

  • Michele Guarino

    LEAD INSTRUCTOR 

    Michele has over 20 years of experience in teaching Microsoft and other applications.  She has delivered training and consulting services to businesses across multiple industries including corporate, pharma, financial, government, construction, and law firms.  Michele’s years of teaching experience enables her to easily assess and adjust to the various skill levels of her students.  She combines her own experience with her students to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.  Michele specializes in Excel, OneDrive, Teams, and Bluebeam.

  • Deb Lehr

    LEAD INSTRUCTOR 

    Deb has been teaching Microsoft applications for more than 26 years.  She has extensive experience in delivering training in a wide variety of software applications at all skill levels from basic to advanced.  Deb delivers virtual training in Microsoft Office applications weekly.  She also teaches at 3 different colleges.  Specific areas of expertise include Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access.