Our Story

Why we are here

We believe a person's skills are the foundation for success. When we say success we mean the achievement of aspirations for our professional careers, the companies we work for and the families we live for.

How we help

Based on that belief, everything we do at Course Conductor contributes to helping companies make wiser training investment decisions with their training budget. We do this by applying automated intelligence that makes it easy for learning teams and vendor managers to see which training vendors and courses they should keep, drop and add.

Founder and CEO

Craig Kilford

Whether it’s designing global standards in project portfolio management for the British Government, or working with Mayors to increase feelings of well-being across cities, Craig thrives on creating structures and communities that facilitate positive change.

During his 20 years of project portfolio management experience, Craig has provided strategic executive consultancy to high profile portfolios in the private and public sector, as well as delivering keynote speeches on portfolio management and creativity across the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.

Beyond being a published author, executive consultant and keynote speaker, he’s also an artist and has painted music live on stage alongside many of the worlds’ greatest musicians.


I was formerly responsible for the career paths and training budgets of large communities of professionals in various companies.

The way companies buy and allocate professional training is broken. Too much time and money is wasted trying to understand which training providers deliver high-quality courses, and the majority of training is ineffective.

I started Course Conductor because I'm passionate about helping people-centric companies make wiser training investment decisions. Everyone knows substantial portions of training budgets are wasted on ineffective training. We collaborate with our partner clients to show them which portion that is; then we use our patent-pending algorithms, unique analytics, and expert experience to empower them to do something about it.

Who we are

Our Mission

Make it easy for companies to connect their talent to the right training, from the right vendor, at the right time.

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