Pragmatic Institute Trains 100,000th Attendee

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2013 – Pragmatic Institute, the go-to resource for product management and marketing training, has hit another milestone this year: 100,000 attendees.

Jann Gillingham of Ellucian, the 100,000th student, was presented with a $1,000 check—representing a penny for each attendee—in honor of her role in achieving the milestone. Gillingham took Pragmatic Institute's Foundations, Market and Launch courses and said they provided the "practical, just-in-time assistance" she needed for a product launch. She added, "Everything was absolutely fantastic. The trainer, the materials, the location, the food—the total package."

This year, which also marks Pragmatic Institute's 20th anniversary, the company has made the Inc. 5000 list for the seventh time, been named a finalist in both min's Editorial & Design Awards and Folio's Ozzie Awards and earned a spot as one of the Phoenix Business Journal's 2013 Best Places to Work in the Valley.

"It's been a banner year for us," said Craig Stull, CEO and founder of Pragmatic Institute. "When I started the company 20 years ago, I thought that only about 1,000 people needed product management and marketing training. I've never been this pleased to be so wrong. It's an honor that people like Jann Gillingham continue to rely on us for their training needs."


Dave Daniels, Pragmatic Institute instructor, presents award to 100,000th student Jann Gillingham.

About Pragmatic Institute
Pragmatic Institute was founded in 1993 and has become the authority on technology product management and marketing. The company has trained more than 125,000 product management and marketing professionals, with more than 50,000 becoming Pragmatic Institute Certified. Pragmatic Institute’s team of thought leaders produce blogs, webinars, podcasts and publications that product professionals around the world turn to for industry insights. For more information, please visit or call 480-515-1411.

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