James E. MayDirector and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. May was appointed by the Board as a Director of the Company on February 4, 2019 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer (“ICEO”) of the Company on January 15, 2019. Mr. May previously served as General Counsel of the Company since November 2014 and as Chief Administrative Officer of the Company’s predecessor since September 2009, and as the General Counsel of the Company’s predecessor since May 2009. He joined the Company in June 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. 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. Mr. May has a B.A. degree from American University (1981) and a J.D. degree from Catholic University Law School (1984).
Christian BaezaSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Baeza joined Legacy Education Alliance in April 2015 as Vice President and Corporate Controller, a position he held until his appointment as Interim CFO in June 2015. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Baeza held various senior finance positions, including Director of Financial Reporting and Assistant Corporate Controller at Kraton Corporation. From 2003 to 2008 he held various finance positions at Spectra Energy Corporation. Mr. Baeza began his career as a member of the accounting and auditing practice at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Baeza earned his B.B.A. degree in accounting from Florida International University.
Iain EdwardsCo-President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Edwards was appointed by the Board as Co-President of the Company effective January 15, 2019. Prior to his appointment as Co-President, Mr. Edwards served as Senior Vice President in charge of the Company’s Property Development Division. Mr. Edwards served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer from November 10, 2014 until March 2018. Mr. Edwards served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s predecessor since May 2013. Mr. Edwards joined the Company in 2002 as general manager of the Company’s U.K. office, and was promoted to U.K. Managing Director in 2004 and to President of International Operations in 2006. Mr. Edwards has been an investor and developer since 2005, and is a director, non-executive director and owner of various successful property related companies. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Edwards worked for and subsequently owned Jongor Limited, a single London Depot operation. Mr. Edwards served time in the British Army in various capacities and he holds a B.A. in Business Studies from the University of Greenwich, London (1991).
Martin FosterCo-President, Vice President, UK and International
Mr. Foster was appointed by the Board as Co-President of the Company effective January 15, 2019. 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.
Martin EhrhardVice President, Information Technology
Martin Ehrhard has served as the Vice President of Information Technology since November 2016. Mr. Ehrhard joined the company in October 1998 and is an accomplished IT professional with two decades of security, engineering, and technology management experience. Mr. Ehrhard is an avid student of technology and studied professionally through Microsoft Learning and Oracle Education.
William “Bill” BouyoucasVice President, North American Operations
Mr. Bouyoucas held various senior positions within the United States Army prior to joining Legacy Education Alliance in April 2018. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major with over 26 years of management experience. Following his retirement, he further served six years as a United States government civilian. Mr. Bouyoucas has an extensive background in strategic and organizational planning, management, recruiting and customer service. He also has an extensive background in providing services and funding to at risk individuals.
Tisa Morrissette, D.B.A,Vice President, Student Education Services, North America
Dr. Morrissette joined the Company in November 2016 as Director, Elite Education and Student Development and was promoted to VP, Student Education Services for North America in February 2018. Prior to joining Legacy Education Alliance, Dr. Morrissette held various leadership positions within Bayer Diagnostics for 25 years. During this time, as Director of Technical and Field Services, Dr. Morrissette led a team of customer support professionals across the country. Later, Dr. Morrissette, as a licensed Realtor in the state of Massachusetts, worked with a locally owned real estate company to develop new agent training and mentor programs and create a new sales division focused on sales of high-end properties. After moving to Florida, Dr. Morrissette served local colleges as a business instructor and corporate trainer. Dr. Morrissette holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University of Orange Beach, Alabama.