Industry Veteran, Andrew Gansler, To Expand Company’s Leadership in Helping Higher Education Institutions Find, Enroll and Retain Students
Online PR News – 15-July-2010 – – Hoboken, New Jersey (July 14, 2010) ― EducationDynamics, higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, announced today that industry veteran, Andrew Gansler, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the growing company. In this role, Mr. Gansler will oversee the day-to-day operations of the entire company as it expands its position as the largest provider of student acquisition and retention services to higher education institutions. Mr. Gansler previously served in the role of Division President at EducationDynamics.
“Throughout his tenure with EducationDynamics, Andrew has been instrumental in shaping and directing the company as it grew from a start-up, to the industry leader we are today,” said Steve Isaac, Chief Executive Officer of EducationDynamics. “His extraordinary leadership and adaptability has helped drive the continuous success of the company in an extremely dynamic environment.”
Mr. Gansler’s career with EducationDynamics began in 1999 when he served as an advisor to eLearners.com during its formation period. He joined eLearners.com full time in 2003 as VP of Finance and Chief Operating Officer, and was instrumental in strategic planning and management, as well as day-to-day operations of eLearners.com during a period of record growth and expansion. In 2006, Mr. Gansler was appointed President of eLearners.com, shortly after it was acquired by Halyard Capital.
Mr. Gansler is a frequent speaker at industry events and has spoken at those hosted by the University Continuing Education Association, The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals, the Distance Education and Training Council and the American Marketing Association, among others. He is also frequently quoted in the media, providing perspectives on the current and future state of online higher education.
Prior to joining EducationDynamics, Mr. Gansler served for more than 12 years as a management consultant, including a position as a Senior Manager and Practice Leader in Grant Thornton LLP’s entrepreneurial consulting services practice. In that capacity, Mr. Gansler provided a variety of strategic business, process and technology consulting services to middle-market, fast growing and Fortune 500 firms in diverse industries, including Real Estate, Manufacturing, Government, and Financial Services. Prior to Grant Thornton, he was a Senior Analyst for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He holds an MBA (with distinction) in Finance and Information Systems from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.
“This has been a fantastic experience. The market is so dynamic that I feel like I’m working at a new company every six months. I’m excited about taking on this expanded role at a time as we begin the next chapter of company and industry growth. And perhaps the best aspect” Mr. Gansler continues, “is that through online education, we’re helping more and more adults gain access to higher education – many of whom thought it would never be possible. There’s a great feeling associated with that.”
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including EarnMyDegree.com, eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, EducationConnection.com and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. Through its Market Research and Advisory Services, the company brings a decade of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence and best practice insights to its clients. For more information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.
Communications Strategy Group
(303) 433-7020 or (937) 408-9321