Anthony C. HumpageChief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Humpage has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since November 10, 2014. Mr. Humpage has been the CEO of our predecessor since September 4, 2012 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of our predecessor since May 23, 2012. Mr. Humpage was previously Chief Financial Officer of the Rich Dad Operating Company, LLC, which licenses its Rich Dad® brand to us for financial education programs. Mr. Humpage was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Government Liquidation, the leading online auction website for federal government surplus and scrap assets, from 1998 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he worked in the construction materials, manufacturing and professional service industries specializing in early-stage and troubled organizations. A certified public accountant and a British chartered accountant, Mr. Humpage holds a MBA Finance degree from Western International University (1995).
Christian BaezaChief Financial Officer
Mr. Baeza was formerly the Company’s Interim CFO from June 2015 and Vice President and Corporate Controller from April 2015. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Baeza held various senior finance positions, including Director of Financial Reporting and Assistant Corporate Controller, at Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., where he played a significant role in its initial public offering in 2009. Mr. Baeza held various finance positions from 2003 to 2008 at Spectra Energy Corp., and was a key member of the leadership team that successfully transacted a carve-out initial public offering of several of its pipeline and natural gas storage assets in 2007. Mr. Baeza began his career as a member of the accounting and auditing practice at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 1998 and earned a B.B.A. degree in accounting and finance from Florida International University. Mr. Baeza is also the Chief Financial Officer of Tigrent Inc.
Iain EdwardsChief Operating Officer
Mr. Edwards has served as our Chief Operating Officer since November 10, 2014. Mr. Edwards has served as the Chief Operating Officer of our predecessor since May 2013. Mr. Edwards joined the Company in 2002 as general manager of our U.K. office, and was promoted to U.K. Managing Director in 2004 and to President of International Operations in 2006. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Edwards worked for and subsequently owned Jongor Limited, a single London Depot operation. Between 1991 and 1997, Mr. Edwards served time in the British Army in various capacities. Mr. Edwards holds a B.A. in Business Studies from the University of Greenwich, London (1991).
James E. MayExecutive Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. May has served as our Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel since November 10, 2014. Mr. May has served as the Chief Administrative Officer of our predecessor since September 2009, and as the General Counsel of our predecessor since May 2009. Mr. May joined the Company in June 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. In his current role he is responsible for the Company's Legal, Human Resources, Compliance, and IT/IS functions. Prior to joining the Company, he held the position of Associate General Counsel with Gateway Computers, where he was, at various times, the chief legal counsel for the Gateway Country Stores retail division and for the Business and Government Sales division, where he managed the Contract Management organization. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel with Blockbuster Videos, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Dallas, Texas where he was the chief legal counsel for domestic store operations, including litigation management. Mr. May has a B.A. degree from American University (1981) and a J.D. degree from Catholic University Law School (1984).
Brenda NiemanVice President, Education
Ms. Nieman has served as our Vice President of Education since November 10, 2014. Ms. Nieman served as Vice President of our predecessor since April 2013. She joined the company in 2002 as the Human Resources Generalist. She has also held the position of Human Resources Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Director of Human Resources prior to being appointed to her current position. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Nieman held positions in Human Resources at the Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center and Radisson Resort & Spa. She comes from a family of educators and has a passion for developing educational programs that enhance the lives of students. She received her B.S. in Hospitality Administration and Management from Northern Arizona University.
Martin FosterVice President, UK and International
Mr. Foster joined the Company in April 2002 as Event Manager of the UK division. During his time with the Company he has held several positions including UK Operations Manager, UK General Manager and most recently Managing Director of the UK and International divisions. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Foster lived and worked in South Africa where he held the position of Sales and Solutions Manager (Africa) for a global internet solutions company. Mr. Foster studied Business through UNISA and IT through both Microsoft and Compaq.
Stacey PerkinsVice President, Global Marketing
Mrs. Perkins began serving as Vice President of Global Marketing in 2016. She joined the company in 2004 and has managed various departments in the company including Marketing, Event Planning, Product Development, Corporate Communications, and Shipping and Logistics. She has over a decade of experience in the educational training seminar and services industry. A natural leader, her greatest strengths include communication, brand psychology, brand strategy and creative marketing. Mrs. Perkins has a passion for marketing, writing and the arts and studied Business Management at Santa Fe College.