Getting to Know Roundtable: Executive Spotlight

This week, we sat down with Roundtable’s President Dan Grajzl to talk about his role, learning & development (L&D) trends he finds interesting, and the commitment of the Roundtable team.


What do you do for Roundtable? What does your title mean? 

As the President of Roundtable, I play the role of the visionary. I make sure that our organization stays aligned, relevant, and that everyone keeps the same goal in mind — to continue providing the best innovative training solutions to our partners that drive employee growth. 


How did you originally get involved with Roundtable?

I had the privilege of getting involved with Roundtable back in 2015. I had been working for a while in the L&D space and decided to look for something new. Once I came across this organization and noticed the potential future learning technologies have toward enhancing how we learn, it was a natural fit.


What is a trend in L&D that’s exciting to you?

A trend in L&D that’s exciting to me is the blending of future learning technologies, like AR and VR, into workplace learning programs. A blended learning program that utilizes both traditional means of learning and engaging, futuristic technologies has limitless potential to transform training and engage learners — and that’s something myself and the Roundtable team are excited to support. 


How can a training program affect business performance?

I’m a firm believer that the more seriously a business takes training, the better prepared, informed, and engaged their employees will be. A comprehensive training program instills confidence in employees and better prepares them for the job. When organizations invest in their employees, they feel more valued and integrated into the workplace culture, as they should be. 


Finish the sentence. Learning is essential to an organization because…

… it drives growth for individual employees and the organization as a whole. 


What sets Roundtable apart from other organizations?

Roundtable is different from other organizations because we stand for true collaborative partnerships. Behind every phone call, email, and meeting, there is a team of L&D experts who are passionate about their work and want to deliver the highest quality results. We are willing to be flexible, agile, and work with our clients every step of the way, even after their training program is rolled out. 


What is something Roundtable has accomplished that you are proud of? 

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly one thing Roundtable has accomplished because I’m proud of all the work we do. A recent accomplishment that I’m especially proud of is Roundtable’s commitment to our goal despite the unexpectedness of the pandemic. 2020 was a year that no one expected, yet Roundtable was able to stay level-headed and on track with helping our clients adopt custom training programs that fit their needs and drive success. 

The spirit and drive I feel every day from our team hasn’t diminished at all. We all truly believe in the future of learning and are passionate about what we do. 


What are some interesting facts about you?

-I’m a huge music fan with a collection of over 5,000 records and five turntables. 

-My family and I love to ski out west in states like Colorado and Montana.