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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer