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eCollege Announces Asian-Pacific Expansion and New Vice President of Global Sales

eCollege Announces Expansion to Asian-Pacific Markets

eCollege has announced the continued global expansion of its elearning services and technology, opening an Australian office that will focus on the entire Asian-Pacific region. The expansion adds to eCollege’s local presence in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil. “The expansion of eCollege will increase access to educational opportunities for students around the globe,” said Matt Leavy, CEO of eCollege. “Our new Australian office is another step toward growing the role and reach of eCollege, backed by Pearson, as the world’s leading eLearning solutions provider.”

Matt Leavy announced that Ron Stephens has been appointed Regional Director for eCollege’s new Asian-Pacific business, based in Melbourne, Australia. Stephens will work closely with the regional presidents of Pearson’s education businesses to present elearning solutions appropriate to each market where Pearson already has deep local expertise and talent. His extensive information technology sales experience includes Hewlett Packard, Sun Micro Systems, and Data General. Prior to joining eCollege, Stephens served as the Asia-Pacific regional sales manager for PIVoD Technologies, an Australian software company that provides enterprise solutions in conjunction with its partners IBM and Cisco.

eCollege Announces Anne Keehn as Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Business Development

eCollege Chief Executive Officer Matt Leavy has announced the appointment of Anne Keehn as Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development. In her new role, Keehn will be a member of eCollege’s senior management team, leading the company’s business development, marketing, and sales efforts in the higher education and K-12 sectors. “Anne Keehn has a proven track record of success in the constantly evolving education technology industry,” said Matt Leavy. “Her wealth of knowledge and experience will enable eCollege to expand its leadership role in providing the increasingly sophisticated, integrated teaching and learning solutions that our education partners demand to drive student success.”  

With more than 25 years of experience in educational technology, Keehn has a proven record in building and managing international business, sales forces, and marketing plans.  Most recently, Keehn was the president and CEO of Quantum Thinking, and she has also served as senior vice president of strategy, innovation, business development, and marketing for SunGard Higher Education; as executive vice president of worldwide sales, market development, and client relations for Blackboard; and in various sales leadership roles with PeopleSoft and Datatel. “It’s a very exciting time to join eCollege and to have a role in shaping the future direction of the company and Pearson’s education solutions, services, and technology,” Keehn said. “The education community appreciates real partners like Pearson and eCollege. More than other solution providers, Pearson and eCollege work collaboratively with schools to help them deliver the highest quality educational experiences for all types of students, wherever and however they best learn.” For more information, visit www.ecollege.com or www.pearson.com.

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Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 01/05/2009 at 2:51 PM | Categories: Partners & Friends -