Russell Sarder is an American business magnate, author, and CEO of NetCom Learning. Under his leadership, NetCom Learning has become a multimillion-dollar business. In 2008 and 2011, Inc 5000 Magazine listed NetCom Learning as one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA.
A thought leader in the training industry, Sarder is the author of Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner and Effective Learning Methods: How to develop the most effective learning method. He has been featured in Yahoo Finance, CNBC, Daily News and the New York Times; his television appearances include CBS Market Watch, and NY1. Sarder is also a business practitioner and mentor for MBA students and alumni at Columbia University.
Sarder was a winner of the 2011 Top Ten Asian American Business Awards and 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Businesses. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Sarder Inc., a holding company that includes NetCom Learning, LearningGG, LearningCMS, Sarder Learning, Ebiz9, Technology and Training magazine, and other smaller companies. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and CISCO CEO John Chambers have contributed to his technology magazine.
A passionate believer in the value of lifelong learning, Sarder has undertaken various initiatives to multiply the impact of NetCom Learning and reach those who have little or no opportunity to learn. NetCom has partnered with BRAC USA (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) to help fund education for children in impoverished countries such as Bangladesh, South Sudan, Pakistan and more. Each month NetCom awards the Sarder Scholarship, which provides $2,500 towards any NetCom Learning public or online class, to one driven individual wishing to begin or advance his or her IT career.