Jon Kaplan is a senior executive and thought leader in learning and development. He is the founder and principal of Corvantus Consulting, a L&D consulting firm with a focus on upskilling frontline employees and reskilling mid-level professionals. Until mid-2019, he was Chief Learning Officer at Discover Financial Services where he had enterprise-wide responsibility for leadership, executive, and professional development; compliance training; industry learning; functional job-role training; and university partnerships and education assistance. At Discover, Jon led a company-wide upskilling initiative that received industry-wide acclaim.
Jon was profiled in the April 2019 edition of Chief Learning Officer Magazine as the cover story on embedding “humanity and humility” in corporate learning programs. Jon has recently been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and CNN Money. Jon is also an accomplished public speaker, having delivered keynote addresses on a variety of topics related to learning, corporate engagement, and diversity & inclusion.
Jon’s professional mission is “to expand economic opportunity through inspired learning.” He has over 25 years of leadership experience in the education industry, having led learning and development organizations in the public sector, the private sector, and in unique public-private partnerships. He is renown expert on “upskilling” front-line employees in preparation for the AI/digital revolution.