Changing the world, one career at a time

Everwise exists to solve a set of acute talent crises facing organizations today. We provide enterprise software that helps the world’s leading organizations optimize their workforce development investments by extending learning beyond content to incorporate people and development experiences.

Our business is built on the knowledge that people learn best from people. We believe that the top development experiences allow individuals to benefit from the knowledge and insights of those that have successfully navigated similar challenges in the past. This is core to everything we do at Everwise – from the features in the software we build to the development experiences we design for specific user groups.

Our Vision

We imagine a time when everyone is connected to the people, resources and feedback they need in order to realize their full potential.

We work hard around here

Everwise is a fast-paced, vibrant company that recognizes the value of hard work combined with unconventional thinking. We’re solving some extremely big problems (and having some fun along the way). Here are the values that we live by as a team.

Be humble. Be hungry.

We admit when we need help, and we want Everwise to be the best in the world. We each strive to be the best at what we do.

Ask the question.

We don’t just take things for granted, we question everything. We always ask why.

Create something you believe in.

We work every day to help people grow their careers. We think about impacting millions, but never lose sight of each user or customer’s experience.

Be a character with character.

We bring our quirky, unique selves to work, and we respect each other’s differences. We do the right thing, even when no one’s watching.

Offer strong opinions, lightly held.

We admit when we don’t know something but hold our ground when we do. We seek inspiration from others and always give credit where it’s due.

See something, say something.

We know this is our business and act like it. We’re not afraid of conflict but are always respectful.

Leadership Team

Mike Bergelson

Mike Bergelson

CEO & Co-Founder

Mike Bergelson is the CEO and co-founder of Everwise, whose software platform helps organizations tailor, run and optimize personalized learning experiences that meet the unique development objectives of large, diverse teams.

Prior to Everwise, Mike co-founded and led enterprise software company Audium through its acquisition by Cisco and ad-tech company adMarketplace through a leveraged management buyout. Earlier in his career, Mike worked as a management consultant advising banking clients such as Citibank and Bank of Montreal.

Colin Schiller

Colin Schiller

President & Co-Founder

Colin Schiller serves as President and co-founder at Everwise where he has overall responsibility for product, delivery, technology and business operations.

Prior to Everwise, Colin served as VP of Business Development for Audium where he built key customer relationships that led to a sale of the company to Cisco Systems. At Cisco he was responsible for identifying and launching new product development initiatives for the Collaboration Software Group.

Colin is a liberal arts guy in the tech world and holds a BA with Honors in East Asian Studies from Lewis and Clark College.

Ian Gover

Ian Gover


Ian is an innovative human resources leader with 15+ years of experience in industry, consulting services, and solution / product development.

Ian is passionate about designing, building, and deploying human capital management solutions that solve real workforce issues and help employees do their jobs better, faster, smarter. He has worked with public sector organizations and Fortune 500 companies around the world to help them improve employee effectiveness, increase organizational efficiency, and drive millions in operational savings.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.

Kim Vappie

Kim Vappie

Chief Experience Officer

Kim Vappie is Chief Experience Officer at Everwise. As leader of the Experiences group, Kim is responsible for ensuring that each Everwise Experience meets the needs of our customers and participants.

Prior to Everwise, Kim was the owner and CEO of Menttium Corporation, a company that designed and developed mentoring programs. Throughout her career, Kim has worked with thousands of protégés and mentors from hundreds of companies. Earlier in her career, Kim worked for a few Fortune 500 companies in a variety of roles.

Kim has a B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate degree.

Olivier Gachot

Olivier Gachot

Chief Revenue Officer

Olivier Gachot is Chief Revenue Officer at Everwise. As leader of the Go-to-Market Business Group, Olivier is responsible for driving the growth of Everwise’s portfolio of integrated solutions across applications, platform, and infrastructure.

Olivier is a proven leader in building and transforming SaaS companies at scale on a global basis. His 20+ years of experience include leading several companies from early years to successful IPO and acquisitions. Most recently, he was the Chief Sales Officer at Capriza, an Andreessen Horowitz backed company. Prior to this, Olivier successfully led Lombardi Software software to an acquisition by IBM.

Olivier is an avid sailor and you can find him racing in the San Francisco Bay, rain or shine.

Justin Bayers

Justin Byers

VP, Engineering

Justin is the VP of Engineering and interim head of product at Everwise

Prior to joining Everwise, Justin was the Director of Engineering for BlackLine responsible for BlackLine’s technology assets and seven agile teams. Justin played a key role in the sale to private equity firm SilverLake. Previously, Justin co-founded PointHub, the first online award travel search engine. Justin enjoys building high-performing teams, soccer, surfing, and learning how to salsa dance.

Justin holds a BS in Information Science from Cornell University.

Anirban Datta

Anirban Datta

Chief Marketing Officer

Anirban leads up all aspects of marketing at Everwise.

Previously, he was CMO at Boardvantage, a VC-backed SaaS company that scaled to earn over 2300 customers worldwide, including over half of the Fortune 500 companies, before being acquired by Nasdaq. Prior to that, Anirban was Co-Founder and CEO of Shopilly, an email productivity startup, VP product at MyWire, a digital media discovery and subscription services company, and a senior product manager at eBay where he led eBay’s APIs and developer program.

Anirban received his MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Jadavpur University, India.

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