Our People

LRN aspires to function as a Human Operating System, one in which success is achieved by unleashing and connecting the potential of many individuals, who each choose to work together on a single unifying mission. Rather than being coerced or motivated towards performance, Human Operating Systems create freedom to thrive for each contributor by ensuring that each is valued, supported and part of a system of mutual accountability. This focus on the human element is at the heart of LRN’s mission – Inspiring Principled Performance – and is the foundation of every service and solution we share with partners.


Leadership Councils

As a company we have chosen a model of self-governance rather than traditional hierarchy. People at all levels of the company are trusted to act on their own initiative and to collaboratively innovate; a shared purpose and common values guide employee and company behavior.

People & Principled Performance Council


The PPP focuses managing our day-to-day operations, determining our market strategy and execution and creating opportunities for our people to thrive. Above all, it is dedicated to ensuring that all of these objectives are met in a manner that reflects our HOW philosophy and mission to inspire principled performance, in close collaboration with the Living HOW Council.

Chair: Tom Bubeck

Sunil Bheda

Jennifer Farthing

Danielle Schlar

Ron Charow

Founder & CEO - Dov Seidman

Dov Seidman - Founder and CEO of LRN

Dov Seidman’s professional career has focused on how companies and their people can operate in both a principled and profitable way.

Dov is the founder and CEO of LRN. Since 1994, LRN has helped hundreds of companies simultaneously navigate complex legal and regulatory environments and foster ethical cultures.

Today, LRN operates globally and reaches, works with, and helps shape winning organizational cultures inspired by sustainable values in hundreds of companies with over 20 million people working in more than 100 countries around the world. Dov is the author of HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything recently published by Wiley & Sons in an expanded edition with a foreword by President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Dov on why how we behave, lead, govern and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.

Fortune called Dov the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” and Economic Times named him a “Top 60 Global Thinker of the Last Decade.” Dov became the exclusive corporate sponsor of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics in 2008. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in moral philosophy from UCLA and a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University. Read his full bio.

Chair Tom Bubeck


Tom Bubeck is LRN’s Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chairman of LRN’s People & Principled Performance Council, which manages day-to-day operations, determines market strategy and execution, and creates opportunities for LRN’s people.

Tom joined LRN in February 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Relationship Science, an information services startup, where he also was a member of its Board of Directors. There, he helped guide the company’s global operations, corporate strategy and development, sales and marketing, and human resources.

Prior to joining Relationship Science, Tom was Chief of Staff of S&P Capital IQ, a division of McGraw-Hill Financial, overseeing the company’s major non-U.S. operations centers in Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Manila, and Buenos Aires. He also led the groups responsible for global licensing and contracts, content acquisition and strategic alliances, and compliance.

Tom previously held various positions at Capital IQ (prior to the merger with S&P), including General Counsel, Managing Director of Client Development (including sales, client support, and marketing) and Head of Business and Legal Affairs.

Tom is a graduate of Columbia Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University.