Redmond, Washington – XtremeLabs LLC announced today that technology innovator John Fontaine will join as Chief Technology Officer to lead product innovation to power its award-winning hands-on learning and training platform.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Fontaine will focus on product design, user experience and development of industry standards for hands-on learning technology.

“Joining XtremeLabs provides an amazing opportunity to bring technology to bear to help learners everywhere succeed,” said John Fontaine, Chief Technology Officer at XtremeLabs. “I am thrilled to join the talented team of engineers, developers and technologist at XtremeLabs”.

With over twenty years of experience building education technology software, John has focused on product innovation and engineering.  He spent 14 years at Blackboard Inc., helping to develop one of the world’s most deployed and successful learning management system.  He served on various IMS Global Learning Consortium Committees including the Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) standards body.  He was recognized by IMS Global with the Leadership Award for Learning Information Services work in 2012.

“Our focus on innovation in the EdTech and specifically the hands-on learning space continues unabated,” said Ahmar Abbas, CEO of XtremeLabs. “I am thrilled that John Fontaine with his deep expertise is joining us at this exciting time”.

XtremeLabs was recently selected to join Training Industry 2019 Watch List of Training Delivery companies and also received 4 IBA Stevie Awards in the Workforce Readiness and Computer Products category.  These accolades coincide with XtremeLabs’ thought leadership in defining the Hands-On Online Learning and Workforce readiness category; reimagining the customer experience and achieving industry leading Net Promotor Score® and continuous innovation in our product platform.


About XtremeLabs LLC

XtremeLabs provides technology products and services to support employability, workforce development and training. XtremeLabs provides hands-on labs for training, examinations and certifications.  XtremeLabs has over 9000 hands-on labs that cover subjects such as coding, security, data science, machine learning, networking. and other technologies. Our labs are available in over 10 different languages including German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.  For more information visit