Our last #TribeSpotlight was such a good time that we decided to keep the party going. This time we spoke with Alejandro Rivas – better known as Alex. He is the Marketing Manager at Learning Tribes’ Headquarters in Miami.
Describe your role at Learning Tribes.
I’m currently the Marketing Manager. I’m responsible for all things marketing. Meaning, anything that has to do with branding, go-to-market, lead generation, lead management, and all communications efforts for Learning Tribes in the U.S.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
We’re launching our LMS [learning management system], Triboo. Launching a new product in a new market is a challenge but it’s really exciting. Our team also has the flexibility to create and innovate. That’s the cool thing about Learning Tribes, the startup environment allows us to be creative and we’re not limited to anything.
What do you think is the next big thing in L&D?
Adaptive Learning, which is an online system that gives learners the content they need at the moment they need it. It’s fully automated by AI [artificial intelligence] and recommends content based on the learners’ interests and skills. It’s basically the perfect tutor for all employees in the corporate world.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up?”
When I was a kid I wanted to be an engineer and I actually became an engineer. Then after a few years, I changed over to web development and marketing because that was really my passion. That’s the space I’ve been in ever since then. It’s been 20+ years.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Having the family that I have… it’s the best thing I have. It’s not necessarily my accomplishment but it’s what makes me complete.
What’s a fun fact that no one knows about?
I’ve illustrated a kids book that will hopefully publish one day. I also invented and designed a board game. I launched it on Kickstarter just to see how it would do. Our goal was $13K. We didn’t think we were going to get it… but in the end, it was successfully funded! It was a lot of work but a cool experience.