ACF Consultants Wins An “Excellence in Technology” Award

ACF Consultants, a leading provider of learning services, has just won a coveted Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence for its Global Trader Cloud financial markets simulation. The award was in the Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology category.

Global Trader Cloud is the most sophisticated and versatile markets simulator available. The system uses the latest web technologies to create a totally realistic trading environment covering all the financial markets, asset classes, and products. This includes commodities, cryptos, and derivatives, under any economic conditions. Users can access the simulation on all devices, and even on multiple devices and screens. The simulation is ideal for any training involving the global markets, sales and trading, and related areas.

“We are delighted to receive this accolade which reflects the pioneering work we have under­taken in creating this unparalleled new system. Since its launch this summer Global Trader has enriched the learning experience of those attending our seminars and received exception­ally positive feedback,” said Dr Lawrence Galitz, CEO of ACF Consultants. “I am particularly pleased with the technical innovations which our team has developed, including personalized AI-powered feedback for each participant, and a wealth of powerful analytic tools generating insights in real time.”

“Technology has never been more critical for success in human capital management than it is today. We were thrilled to see many new innovations in all areas, but especially related to the future of work,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. “Thanks to the many innovations from our Excellence in Technology winners, organizations have many compelling options as they make important decisions on how to leverage technology to drive their people strategies.”

“HCM solution providers must be experts and visionaries in technology, but they also must have the ability to anticipate the diverse needs of employers as they work to adapt to ongoing change,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “This requires a blend of curiosity, empathy and agility that is difficult to achieve. We have seen an extraordinary level of insight and creativity from our Excellence in Technology winners that has been exciting to see.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon product innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition, and measurable results leading to benefits that customers can expect to experience.

About ACF Consultants Ltd

ACF Consultants is a leading provider of high-quality innovative training solutions to the banking and finance sector. ACF’s clients include global investment and commercial banks, corporations, financial institutions, central banks, and other regulators.

ACF have always used technology to make learning dynamic, engaging and memorable. The company was founded on the principle of integrating theory with practice through the entire learning experience. People remember what they learn and acquire skills as well as knowledge. Realistic simulation is the most effective way to achieve this and is an enjoyable way to learn.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of their offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement.

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Lawrence Galitz

ACF Consultants Ltd

(212) 422 4320

[email protected]

David Forry

Brandon Hall Group

(561) 353 8082

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.