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May 10, 2021 | Bryan Buck, Diversity, Featured Successful Placements, Jake Espenlaub, Sean Cantarella, Successful Placements

Interplay Learning Appoints Ariana Dugan to Vice President of Product

Interplay Learning, the global leader in training essential skilled trade workers to be job-ready, has appointed Ariana Dugan as Vice President of Product.

Interplay recently announced a $18 Million Series B round of financing co-led by Owl Ventures and S3 Ventures. Interplay’s customer usage was up 445% in 2020, as the leading provider of online 3D simulation and virtual reality solutions for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, multi-family maintenance, and facilities maintenance workforces. The firm has more than 2,000 customers and 110,000 users nationwide on its next-generation training platform. Additionally,  Interplay exceeded 300% year-over-year growth and earned a Gold Best in Business Award in the On the Rise Category from Inc. Magazine in 2020.

Ariana Dugan brings over 10 years of experience to Interplay Learning, serving in various managerial and executive roles in operations and product. Dugan spent over six years at General Assembly, where she was most recently the Vice President of Enterprise Product. At General Assemby, Dugan set R&D and product strategy and led cross-functional teams to define, prioritize, and achieve the long-term roadmap. Prior to General Assemby, Dugan served various operational roles at Occom Group, McMaster-Carr and FAO Schwarz Family Foundation. Dugan is also a Council Member and mentor at Year Up, a workforce development organization.

Dugan graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College.

ON Partners consultants Bryan Buck, Jake Espenlaub, and Sean Cantarella are proud to have partnered with Interplay Learning and Ariana Dugan on this successful placement. View more senior-level product placements from ON Partners here.

About Interplay Learning


Founded in 2016, Austin, Texas-based Interplay Learning is the leading global provider of online and VR training for the essential skilled trades. The firm develops and delivers scalable, highly effective digital learning simulations for the HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar, Multi-family Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance workforce. Using comersive learning technology, Interplay Learning allows its customers to practice hands-on learning and train to be job-ready in weeks, not years. The company won the AI Breakthrough Award for Best Use of Virtual Reality for Enterprise Applications, and is an AHR Expo – Innovations Awards 2020 Winner. Interplay Learning is building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees. Welcome to the next generation of the skilled labor workforce. Visit https://www.interplaylearning.com/ to learn more.

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