Jack Larson has been an innovator in private post-secondary education for over 30 years. He is the founder of Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), one of the world’s largest on-campus providers of private, for-profit post-secondary education, and the second largest online education company in its sector. Larson served as president, CEO, and a member of the company’s board of directors from its inception in 1994 through 2006, served as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2006, and continues as chairman emeritus. Under his leadership, CECO acquired renowned brands, including Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America, and pioneered its unique virtual campus used in several highly successful, fully online platforms. Currently, Larson is president of Triumph Group, Inc., which holds interests in and advises both domestic and international education companies. He is an advisor and investor in companies in Malaysia and India, and is chairman of the board of Asian Education Investment, Ltd. Larson was one of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneurs of the Year” in 2000. In 2006, he was inducted into the “Haas Hall of Fame,” at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and currently serves on Haas’ advisory board. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.