MICHAEL SANTORO - Founder & CEO
Michael Santoro is a Postsecondary Educational Consultant with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and accreditation, campus startups and school/college operational and educational management. He has been affiliated with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS) in Washington, DC, since 1991 serving as an Accreditation Chair and Team Member, Board of Directors, Commissioner, Review Board and was honored by ACICS as an “Evaluator of The Year.”
He served as National Director of Compliance and National Director of Quality Control at Career Education Corporation (CEC) in Schaumburg, IL which, at its zenith, boasted more than 90 campuses, an enrollment of over 100,000 students and annual revenues of over $2 Billion. He was honored in 2003 with their most prestigous award bestowed annually, the CEC Chairman’s Trophy, recognizing him as the Outstanding Employee among 48,000+ employees. He was the first-ever recipient of the CEC Jim McElhiney Award for Excellence in Compliance in 2005. His area of expertise serves both for-profit and not-for-profit schools.
CHRIS GEORGETTI - President & Managing Director
Chris Georgetti is a Postsecondary Educational Consultant with comprehensive experience in all areas of campus management including acquisitions, startups, relocation and in-depth knowledge of the management of schools/colleges both inside of the campuses and at the corporate levels. He has been affiliated with the For-Profit Postsecondary Education arena since 1998 and served in a variety of roles.
He has worked in a variety of roles over the last 17 years which detail his acumen for understanding the sector and working with leaders both inside and outside of the daily campus operations. His most recent role as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the EduK Group served the Florida and Puerto Rico markets that managed 39 main campuses and branch locations. They are the largest provider of postsecondary education for the Hispanic community with over 23,000 students and annual revenues of $145 Million. His areas of expertise are widespread throughout campus operations and corporate management. He has held roles including Professor, Academic Dean, Admissions Director, Vice President of Operations and President, making him a wealth of information that serves both for-profit and not-for-profit schools.
DR. ALYTRICE BROWN - Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs
Dr. Alytrice Brown is a Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer with a proven track record of successfully integrating faculty development and management to support successful student retention and completion at small and large scale institutions of higher education at the campus and system-wide level. She is a strategic thinker who specializes in engaging student populations to maximize the overall student experience while enhancing academic strengths in program development and delivery.
Dr. Brown has extensive experience in collaborating with advisory boards to develop solid programs that are appealing to the diverse populations that seek to further their education while providing academic support for faculty in order to support the mission of the institution. She has developed student retention initiatives by providing comprehensive student services, building/solidifying community relationships, and designing motivational and informative training for both internal and external departmental staff to improve student relations. She is highly adept at creating successful liaisons between students, faculty and administration that benefit the entire institution in the mission to provide quality programs and delivery with successful outcomes.
REHAM MASWADEH - Vice President of Online and International Education
Ms. Maswadeh has become an expert in the For-Profit Postsecondary education field and has a background in both “brick and mortar” and distance education. In her history, she has been responsible for the development of multiple online programs, developed and implemented systems and processes to establish and maintain records for operating units, planned and conducted numerous Webinar training and information sessions in many areas of the education sector along with gaining experience with multiple international universities.
She assists companies with developing online solutions and program implementations that will incorporate innovative technology while creating quality educational models for the programs of your choice. Reham has successfully facilitated international and cross-national collaborations and worked with international clients to improve metrics in many different areas. Reham is also able to create or review your current curriculum and perform an academic credit analysis to ensure compliance and acceptance from the various regulatory agencies. Reham will also analyze classroom schedules to maximize student-teacher ratios that provide appropriate academic coverage for your student body and maximum proficiency in cost savings related to excess faculty salaries.
EDWARD SCHWARTZ - Vice President of Admissions and Marketing
Mr. Schwartz has been a leader in For-Profit Postsecondary education for over 30 years. He has served in multiple roles of leadership at both the campus and executive levels. He has led large scale companies with success and demonstrates a level of passion for marketing and admissions areas that is unmatched in the industry.
Mr. Schwartz is a hands-on leader and trainer who will sit down with executives in your company and discuss the challenges that are in front of you. He will work with you to develop methods in improving those areas that need addressed. He will work with your team during the development and implementation phases and be available during the monitoring and reporting stages as well to ensure the processes are in line with your vision.