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Tech Training Pioneer Appoints Proven Exec as President

Daniele Grassi takes the helm at General Assembly, as demand accelerates for new approaches to close skill and equity gaps 

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, global professional talent solutions leader, LHH, announced the appointment of Daniele Grassi as President of General Assembly, the organization's tech talent development arm. Grassi will lead the continued evolution of the Company that pioneered the coding bootcamp, and now serves major companies including Adobe, Disney, Booz Allen Hamilton, BNP Paribas Cardif, Guardian, L'Oreal, and Microsoft.

General Assembly
General Assembly

Founded twelve years ago in New York City, General Assembly was acquired in 2018 by the Zurich-based Adecco Group and operates as part of LHH, a global business unit of the Adecco Group. LHH provides a comprehensive portfolio of talent solutions to businesses and professionals around the world. Twice named as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, General Assembly recently launched a Hire-Train-Deploy solution to help businesses fill specialized junior tech roles from a fast-growing pool of talent.

A native of Italy, Daniele Grassi joins General Assembly from global training provider Ironhack, where he led the company's expansion into B2B as President and Chief Business Officer. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Wiley Edge, the company's fast-growing Hire-Train-Deploy practice. Grassi began his career at McKinsey & Company and worked in media as the Head of Strategy & Chief of Staff at Univision Communications.

"General Assembly's evolution will be rooted in our ability to help the world's largest and most influential companies access new pools of talent, so they can meet the demands of a rapidly changing world of work," said Grassi. "As part of LHH's industry-leading talent solutions, General Assembly's integrated approach to tech training is continuing to revolutionize the way that individuals develop skills, and the way corporations build and retain talent."

"I'm excited about the exponential opportunities that being part of LHH brings to General Assembly. With LHH's world-class workforce insights and General Assembly's talent building expertise, we are set to create the next generation of tech talent," said Grassi. "This work is about building a stronger and more inclusive economy. It is based on the conviction that the Hire-Train-Deploy model for talent development can help business leaders close talent gaps in a world where skilled talent is not readily available and opportunity is not evenly distributed."

"For more than a decade, General Assembly has been at the forefront of new approaches to talent development that reflect both the shifting global economy and the changing needs of employers," said Gaëlle de la Fosse, President of LHH and Executive Committee Member at the Adecco Group. "Daniele's vision builds on his track record of success with emerging talent strategies and a deep understanding of the evolving tech landscape. Adding to this, his extensive experience in business operations sets him apart. Daniele's keen eye for identifying opportunities, optimizing resources, and driving strategic growth, will help propel the Company into an exciting new chapter. We are thrilled to welcome him as the company's new President and look forward to working with him to realize this vision."

About General Assembly
General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today's most in-demand skills, fostering a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, GA confronts the global skills gap through award-winning, best-in-class instruction, innovative opportunities across diverse communities, and Hire-Train-Deploy specialty. GA works with students online and in-person across the globe and partners with top employers to help companies source, assess, and transform talent. To learn more, visit

About LHH
LHH is the leading global talent solutions player helping people, teams, and organizations prepare for what's next in the future of work. Through Career Transition & Mobility, Leadership Development, Recruitment Solutions, Training, Re-Skilling, and Advisory our offerings allow us to work across the entire talent journey to help future-proof organizations and careers all over the world. With over 8,000 colleagues and coaches spanning 60 countries worldwide, LHH combines global infrastructure with industry-leading technology and local expertise to help more than 15,000 organizations and over 500,000 candidates each year.

LHH is a global business unit of the Adecco Group, the world's leading talent advisory and solutions company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

About the Adecco Group
The Adecco Group is the world's leading talent company. Our purpose is making the future work for everyone. Through our three global business units - Adecco, Akkodis and LHH - across 60 countries, we enable sustainable and lifelong employability for individuals, deliver digital and engineering solutions to power the Smart Industry transformation and empower organisations to optimise their workforces. The Adecco Group leads by example and is committed to an inclusive culture, fostering sustainable employability, and supporting resilient economies and communities. The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).


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