LRN appoints new chief financial officer

NEW YORK (MAY 24, 2023)LRN Corporation, the leader in ethics and compliance solutions that enable organizations to inspire principled performance, has today announced the appointment of Tom Hartenstein to its executive management team as Chief Financial Officer. 

Tom joins LRN with more than two decades of experience as a finance leader. Having worked across a range of technology companies, he most recently served as CFO for EVERFI, a critical skills education technology company, where he led the finance function, including managing the sale of the business to Blackbaud, Inc. and the subsequent integration of the business. 

Tom began his career in the audit practice at KPMG before moving on to accounting leadership roles at a variety of international companies, including Verizon Media, AOL, and Blackboard. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Richmond. 

Tom's appointment comes in the midst of a rapid period of growth and expansion for the business. LRN recently acquired the Compliance Learning business unit from Thomson Reuters, which has further enhanced LRN’s global reach, solution offerings, and international client base. 

Kevin Michelsen, Chief Executive Officer at LRN, comments: 

“Tom is a fantastic edition to the leadership team at LRN, and his experience will be invaluable in helping LRN as it continues on a journey of growth, expansion, and innovation. Tom’s expansive career helping software and technology companies succeed, including completing critical high value transaction processes, makes his unique and vast skillset well-suited to a role in LRN’s executive team.” 

Tom Hartenstein, Chief Financial Officer at LRN, comments: 

“As the role of business continues to evolve, ethics and compliance has become more essential to companies’ success than ever. LRN has played a pioneering role in the ethics and compliance industry, and I look forward to helping to continue LRN’s growth during an exciting period for the company.”


About LRN 

LRN's mission and purpose is to inspire principled performance and help people around the world do the right thing. Since 1994, LRN has worked to propel organizations forward with the partnership, knowledge, and tools to build ethical culture. More than 2,800 companies and tens of millions of learners worldwide utilize LRN services and take LRN e-learning courses to help navigate complex regulatory environments and foster ethical, responsible, and inclusive cultures. In partnership with LRN, companies translate their values into concrete corporate practices and leadership behaviors that create sustainable competitive advantage. By acting upon shared values, companies and their people find the means to outbehave and outperform. Learn more at and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.