Michael Mathews

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Michael Mathews has served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer and a director since March 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer of Aspen University Inc. ("Aspen University"), a subsidiary of the Company, since May 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Interclick, Inc. ("Interclick") (Nasdaq: ICLK) from August 28, 2007 until January 31, 2011. From June 2007 until it was acquired by Yahoo, Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) in December 2011, Mr. Mathews also served as a director of Interclick. From May 15, 2008, until June 30, 2008, Mr. Mathews served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Interclick. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Mathews served as the senior vice-president of marketing and publisher services for World Avenue U.S.A., LLC, an Internet promotional marketing company. Mr. Mathews was selected to serve as a director due to his knowledge of the for profit education industry, his commitment to a "debt free" education, his track record of success in managing early stage and growing businesses, his extensive knowledge of the online education and Internet marketing industries and his knowledge of running and serving on the boards of public companies.

Robert Alessi

Chief Accounting Officer

Robert Alessi was appointed Aspen Group’s Chief Accounting Officer on December 2, 2019.  He recently served as the Vice President, Financial Controller for Prometheus Global Media, a New York City based media company where he managed the accounting and reporting functions.  Mr. Alessi is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and brings over 20 years of experience in financial accounting, SEC reporting, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and cash management.  He was previously the Controller for FunctionX, Inc., a social publishing and interactive media platform.  Earlier in his career, held positions as Vice President and Controller at KCAP Financial, Inc., and G Trade Services Ltd.  He started his professional career at Ernst & Young, in their Financial Services and Advisory group.

Gerard Wendolowski

Chief Operating Officer

Gerard Wendolowski has been the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since March 11, 2014. From May 2011 until March 11, 2014, Mr. Wendolowski served as Aspen University’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. From January 2008 until May 2011, Mr. Wendolowski was the Vice President of Marketing at Atrinsic, Inc., a digital marketing agency.

Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld

Chief Academic Officer, President, Aspen University

Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld has been the Company’s Chief Academic Officer since June 11, 2017. Dr. St. Arnauld previously served as Aspen University’s Chief Academic Officer beginning March 6, 2014. From January 2012 until March 6, 2014, Dr. St. Arnauld was an educational consultant for the St. Arnauld Group. From August 2008 until January 2012, Dr. St. Arnauld was the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Grand Canyon University.

Matthew LaVay

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew LaVay was appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective August 16, 2021. Mr. LaVay has worked in accounting and finance for over 25 years. Mr. LaVay started his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen serving as a senior manager in the audit practice. Subsequent to Arthur Andersen, Mr. LaVay went on to serve in progressively more senior finance and accounting roles, primarily in publicly traded software and financial services companies. Most recently, Mr. LaVay served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ellie Mae, Inc., a publicly traded cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Amerit Fleet Solutions, a private equity backed fleet management company. Mr. LaVay brings extensive experience optimizing the financial operations of high growth companies. Mr. LaVay holds a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. LaVay is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.