Global Knowledge names new CEO

Corporate tech-training company Global Knowledge has named Sean J. Dolan, a former senior executive at computer network equipment maker Juniper Networks, as its new CEO.

The Cary-based company announced Thursday the appointment of Dolan, who was senior vice president of EMEA – Europe, Middle East and Africa – at Juniper from 2010 to 2014.

Dolan replaces interim CEO Richard Pryor-Jones, who filled in after CEO Brian Branson resigned in early November. Pryor-Jones is returning to his role as president of EMEA.

Dolan and other Global Knowledge officials weren’t available for interviews Thursday.

Global Knowledge has more than 1,300 employees, including roughly 500 at its Cary headquarters. The company provides information technology and business skills training to more than 200,000 corporate professionals each year.

“Sean has substantial experience in accelerating growth and transforming businesses, and we believe his background and global experience in the technology and consulting sectors make him an ideal fit for Global Knowledge,” PetterJohnsson, the company’s chairman, said in a prepared statement.

Dolan also has been an executive at Alcatel-Lucent and EDS and was a principal at Ernst & Young.