President & CEO / Founder
Jim Everidge brings two decades of experience in the learning business to rapidLD. In October 1999, he founded Rapid Learning Deployment, LLC (rapidLD), a company focused on implementation consulting for Learning Management Systems. Prior to founding Rapid Learning Deployment, Jim was President of O/E Atlanta, Inc., a training integration company. O/E Atlanta was part of the O/E family of companies with over $300M in annual revenues. Over a five year period, He developed a broad scale training services company including business partnerships with thirty-plus multimedia training companies for product sales and distribution, advisory relationships with eLearning and learning infrastructure companies, and long-standing relationships with Fortune 250 companies like The Coca-Cola Company and Rockwell International. Jim also served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Comsell Training, Inc. and General Manager for Comskill Learning Centers, Inc. At Comsell Training, he built a national sales organization selling published multimedia training products. At Comskill Learning Centers, Jim was responsible for developing franchisee sales organizations in a commercial multimedia training center operation. Jim received his Master of Business Administration/Management degree from the University of South Alabama and his Bachelor of Science/Chemistry & Biology degree from Auburn University. He has a daughter, Katelyn, and a son, James. He lives in Marietta, GA.