(Boston, MA) – February 19, 2010 - ConnectEDU, (www.connectedu.net), the web-based leader in using data to connect students with colleges and employers through the nation’s largest college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the addition of Bryan Gleason as Chief Financial Officer. Bryan brings over 25 years of financial and operational experience in high growth companies within the IT, web-based services and software industries to the ConnectEDU senior management team.
Prior to joining ConnectEDU, Bryan held several senior management roles at Evare, LLC, serving as CFO, COO, and ultimately CEO. He was responsible for the financial management, strategic analysis, operations, negotiations, and administration for the organization from pre-revenue through acquisition. As CEO, he facilitated the acquisition of Evare, LLC by SSC Technologies, a global provider of financial services, software, and outsourcing solutions.
“ConnectEDU is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the enormous market opportunity to better serve college bound students during the college and career planning process,” said Gleason. “I look forward to joining ConnectEDU’s senior leadership team and contributing to the future growth and success of the Company.”
Prior to Evare, Gleason was CFO of AOI International, a high tech manufacturer of automated optical inspection systems for the PCB industry. In addition, Gleason was CFO and Treasurer for Network Six, a publicly-held company specializing in systems integration and custom software development for systems used by state governments.
“Bryan is an accomplished executive who brings a wealth of highly relevant experience and a strong track record in data integration and SaaS oriented companies to this role," said Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectEDU. “We are delighted to have Bryan join our senior leadership team and are confident he will make an immediate impact.”
Gleason holds an MBA from Babson College and a Bachelors degree from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.
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