Andre Plaut

Founder, human machine. Learning design expert, facilitator, and speaker.

I’m the founder of human machine, a learning design studio. I’ve spent over 10 years at the intersection of technology, design, and education, developing and scaling learning experiences, products, and teams for organizations like Apple, Obama for America, General Assembly, Huge Inc, BARK, Indeed, A24, and many others. I believe that learning is not something that only takes place during a workshop or mandatory online module. Learning happens every single day; every time a new employee is on-boa…

Andre Plaut



  • human machine

    human machine


    Jan 2020 - Present

    human machine is a learning design and strategy studio for people, teams, and organizations.

    • Developed and launched executive leadership programs for Indeed
    • Developed and launched manager training programs for Citadel
  • Authoritive


    VP, Product

    Sep 2021 - Mar 2023

    Authoritive is an online learning platform that allows creators to transform their hard-earned wisdom into engaging, paid experiences.

    • Launched v1 of the Authoritive SaaS platform.
    • Designed and launched learning programs for Susan Cain, Gretchen Ruben, Mark Bittman, and Eric Ries.
  • Huge Inc.

    Huge Inc.

    Director of Learning and Development

    Jul 2016 - Jan 2020

    Huge is a creative consultancy powered by human and AI collaboration. They partner with the world’s most ambitious brands to Make Huge Moves, which are game-changing acts of creativity that deliver lasting impact and powerful outcomes. They help clients unlock meaningful growth in areas ranging from AI business consulting and organizational strategy, brand and customer experience, technology advisory and strategy, to high-value audience analysis and product innovation.

    • Developed an entirely new global L&D strategy for the 2,000+ employee organization.
  • General Assembly

    General Assembly

    Product Lead

    Oct 2012 - Jul 2016

    Since 2011, General Assembly helped 100K+ alumni worldwide launch tech careers through our award-winning tech bootcamps, and hundreds of top companies build diverse, scalable tech talent pipelines. As part of the Adecco Group, we create a better world of work for all.

    • Development, launched, and scaled the User Experience Design Immersive program.
    • Development, launched, and scaled the Product Management Immersive program.
    • Development, launched, and scaled the Android Development Immersive program.
    • Developed, launched, and scaled the Business Fundamentals & Tactics part-time program.
    • Developed, launched, and scaled the Digital Marketing part-time program.
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.

    Training Coordinator

    Apr 2007 - Oct 2012

    Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

    • Training new and existing employees for all Manhattan flagship stores.
    • Responsible for organizing and leading a team of Mentors and Managers during new employee classroom training.
    • Instructional design for entire New York City Market.

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