(Boston, MA) February 9, 2011 - ConnectEDU, (www.connectedu.com), 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 CJ Floros as Chief Corporate Development Officer. CJ brings a wealth of experience in new product and market development, finance, operations, acquisitions, and marketing/brand development to the ConnectEDU senior management team.
"I am very excited to be a part of such a creative, innovative and talented team at ConnectEDU and look forward to contributing to the future growth and success of the company,” said Floros. “There are endless opportunities on how we can continue to positively impact the experience of counselors, admission/development officers, employers, students, and parents utilizing ConnectEDU’s products and services."
Prior to joining ConnectEDU, CJ was the CEO and President of the Perrone Group, a private equity owned business focused on creating integrated multi-channel marketing programs for non-profits, B2B, B2C, and higher education clients. Prior to his work with the Perrone Group, CJ was the CFO and COO for The BAM Group, a brand architecture and management company focused on creating strategic experiential marketing programs. From 1998 to 2005, as the CEO and Founder of A-Plus Exhibits Services and Management LLC, CJ created an event logistics company servicing fortune 1000 companies in the Tradeshow, Sponsorship, and Corporate Events Industry. CJ has also worked in leadership positions with Admore Exhibits and Deloitte and Touche LLP.
“CJ is an accomplished executive who brings a wealth of experience in product and market development, acquisitions, and operations to the ConnectEDU team. CJ’s demonstrated skills and talents combined with his familiarity of the education market will have an immediate impact on ConnectEDU’s growth strategy,” said Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectEDU. “We are thrilled to have CJ join our senior leadership team and are looking forward to supporting his efforts to grow our business and positively impact more students, families, counselors, teachers/ professors, admission/ development officers, and employers.”
CJ is a graduate of Boston College with B.S. in Accounting and Finance.