Speaker's Biography:

Stephen Fireng
President and CEO, Embanet ULC

Stephen Fireng is President and CEO of Embanet ULC, one of the founding companies in the online education industry. Under his direction, Embanet partners with universities across North America to develop and expand their online degree programs. Fireng was previously group president of Career Education Corp.'s online division and art and design division, leading the online and brick-and-mortar campuses of American InterContinental University, Colorado Technical University and International Academy of Design and Technology. A pioneer in the postsecondary online learning sector, Fireng managed a portfolio of almost $1 billion in revenues and led the launches of Career Education's online universities, growing them from 3,000 to 32,000 students in five years. During almost a decade at CEC, he served as chancellor of Colorado Technical University Online and as senior vice president of marketing and admissions for that school and American InterContinental University Online. Fireng is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.