(Boston, MA) July 18, 2011 - ConnectEDU, (http://www.connectedu.com/), the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers and secure a more stable financial future, is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Brown as Chief Strategy Officer. In this capacity, Tim will be responsible for ConnectEDU's mergers and acquisitions strategy, post-acquisition integration and developing strategic partnerships and initiatives.
"Tim's deep understanding of the education market and competitive landscape as well as his experience in acquisitions, capital raising and operations brings a unique perspective and balance to our already strong team," said Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectEDU. "We believe Tim can help us rapidly accelerate our growth plans through strategic partnerships and acquisitions that will enable ConnectEDU to serve more students, families, counselors, teachers/ professors, admission/ development officers, and employers.”
Recently, Tim was a member of the management team at EducationDynamics where he served in several operational roles and was responsible for its M&A and corporate development function. His previous career experience includes nine years at Halyard Capital, a mid-market private equity fund, which he joined at its inception. Prior to joining Halyard Capital, Tim was an investment banker at CIBC World Markets and UBS Securities.
"The ConnectEDU team has built a tremendous platform and established itself as the leader in developing technology for students to manage their education path and launch their career", said Brown. "I am excited to join the ConnectEDU team and look forward to contributing to the future success and growth of the company."
Tim received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.