Jim Everidge


Jim Everidge is the president and CEO of Rapid Learning Deployment, or rapidLD. RapidLD provides management consulting, implementation and operations services for HCM technologies. As a principal and founder with rapidLD, Everidge oversees the marketing, business development and learning consulting work for the company. In five years, 2009-2013, rapidLD provided consulting and implementation services for 365 projects and 144 unique customers. These include AstraZeneca, Best Buy, The Federal Reserve Bank, McDonald’s, The Home Depot, Toyota and Yum Brands.

Everidge lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his children, Katelyn and James. He has his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from Auburn University and his MBA in entrepreneurial business from The University of South Alabama. In 2006, he completed his ‘second master’s degree’ as a private pilot. He has been a member of ATD, formerly ASTD, for more than 20 years, including a two-year stint on the ASTD National Board Selection Committee. He has an active role in High Tech Ministries and completed two years with HTM Ambassadors Leadership Development program. He is committee chair for the Boy Scouts and has coached soccer for fifteen seasons. He enjoys golf, flying and family outings.

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