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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

John Baker Named Intrepid Entrepreneur in Waterloo Region

Press Release

Baker inducted into Hall of Fame with select Waterloo Region entrepreneurs

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that founder, president and CEO, John Baker has been named the 2009 Intrepid Entrepreneur for Waterloo Region.

The Intrepid Award recognizes an entrepreneur who is already a strong leader and who has great promise for future contribution to Waterloo Region and beyond.

“John Baker was unanimously selected as the 2009 Intrepid Award winner by our blue-ribbon panel for the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. The panel recognized John as a fearless entrepreneur who already stands out among his peers for capturing opportunities and overcoming challenges, and for making a positive impact on Waterloo Region’s entrepreneurial community,” said Iain Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech.

Baker received the award November 17 at The Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Awards Gala hosted by Communitech. The sold out event, held at Bingeman’s Conference Centre, saw more than 300 attendees recognize the business leaders who were selected by the judging panel. The Awards Gala was held during Entrepreneur Week, the largest celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in North America.

“I am truly honored to have received this award and humbled to stand amongst the great entrepreneurs who have contributed so much to this community” stated John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “Our company is dedicated to working collaboratively with clients to transform the way we all teach and learn. It is exciting to see how the passion for achieving this vision has only grown over the past 10 years as we have built an incredible team.”

About Communitech

Communitech, the hub for high-tech business innovation in Waterloo Region, creates a climate of success by removing barriers to the creation and growth of tech companies. To learn more, visit

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]