The Board of Directors of Zovio (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for stockholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in the committee charters and governance documents set forth below. These documents below are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Board of Directors

Teresa Carroll

Teresa S. Carroll has served as a director of our company since March 2018. Ms. Carroll is a former President for Kelly Services, Inc. and Oasis, a Paychex Company. She is also a board member for Bayada, a home healthcare company and ProUnlimited, a contingent workforce management company. Ms. Carroll earned a B.S. from the G.M.I. Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering) and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Michael P. Cole

Michael P. Cole has served as a director of our company since January 2020. Mr. Cole founded SevenSaoi Capital (pronounced “7C”), an investment management firm, in 2016. Previously, he served as President of MAEVA Group, a turnaround-oriented merchant bank. Before that, Mr. Cole was with Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm that manages $23 billion in equity capital for nearly 17 years. Mr. Cole has served on the boards of several other companies, including Merge Healthcare Inc., MetroPCS Communications, Univision Communications Inc., and The Topps Company. Mr. Cole also worked in a senior-level role on Madison Dearborn’s investments in technology-enabled service companies such as Intelsat, Ltd. and X.M. Satellite Radio. Mr. Cole was named a “Top 40 Global Dealmaker under 40” by Dealmaker Magazine and a “Top 40 Under 40” business leader by Crain’s Chicago Business. Mr. Cole received his A.B. degree from Harvard College.

Ryan Craig

Ryan Craig has served as a director of our company since November 2003. Mr. Craig is a founding partner of University Ventures, an investment fund focused on higher education, and a founding partner of Achieve Partners, a fund focused on investing at the intersection of education and employment. Prior to that, he was the founder and President of Wellspring, an organization providing treatment programs for overweight and obese adolescents. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Craig was an Associate at Warburg Pincus in the education sector. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Craig served as Vice President Business Development for Fathom, a consortium of universities, museums, and libraries. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Craig also serves as a director for seven private companies. Mr. Craig earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Randy Hendricks

Randy Hendricks is the Chief Executive Officer of Zovio and serves on the Company’s Board of Directors.  He has over 30 years of executive experience and a proven track record leading enterprise-wide transformation through focused execution, in challenging and highly competitive market segments with companies looking to re-establish growth.

Hendricks brings a global perspective and a keen knowledge of different markets and cultures, through previous operating roles when based in London, Tokyo, and Madrid.  His experience includes over 20 years working with clients in higher education institutions assisting them to advance their academic and research missions. 

Prior to joining Zovio, Randy was a Senior Executive at the Huron Consulting Group.  Before joining Huron, Randy served as President of Education & Government at Workday.  Randy held multiple senior leadership roles in IBM’s Global Business Services unit, both in the U.S. and internationally.  He also serves as a board member for several technology companies.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration with a minor in Computer Science from Iowa State University. He obtained his CPA after taking advanced accounting courses at the University of Illinois.

Michael Horn

Michael B. Horn has served as a director of our company since August 2017. Mr. Horn currently serves as the owner of Horn-Ed L.L.C., serving as Board Member, advisor, and consultant to a portfolio of education companies. He is also a Venture Partner for Nextgen Venture Partners since 2017. Mr. Horn has served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Partner at The Entangled Group and Entangled Solutions since October 2015 and as Co-Founder, Distinguished Fellow, and Board Member of Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation since October 2015. The Entangled Group was acquired in May 2020 by Guild Education, where Mr. Horn now serves as a senior strategist. Previously, Mr. Horn served as Co-Founder and Executive Director, Education, of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation from 2007 through October 2015. Mr. Horn also serves as a director for three private companies. He holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Ron Huberman

Ron Huberman has served as a director of our company since March 2021. Mr. Huberman currently serves as the CEO of Benchmark Analytics, a provider of enterprise human capital management software and learning management systems. Before this role, he was a Senior Advisor for PeopleAdmin, a human capital software company, and the Founder and Executive Board Chair for TeacherMatch, a provider of online predictive hiring tools for the K-12 market. Mr. Huberman has also held executive roles at Prairie Capital, within Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Office of the Mayor, and the Chicago Police Department. Mr. Huberman earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and both his M.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

John Kiely

John Kiely has served as director of our company since July 2019. Mr. Kiely currently serves as a director for Amneal Pharmaceutical and Covis Group Pharmaceutical. Mr. Kiely retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. in 2019. During his 39-year career, he had significant leadership roles, including Assurance Chief Quality Officer, Assurance Leader of the Private Equity Sector, and Leader of the U.S Pharmaceutical Industry. Additionally, he has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and Private Equity portfolio companies. Mr. Kiely earned a B.A. from St Francis University (Pa) and is a certified public accountant.

Kirsten Marriner

Kirsten M. Marriner has served as a director of our company since March 2018. She is the Executive Vice President - Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer of the Clorox Company, a position she has held since March 2016. Prior to joining the Clorox Company, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Omnicare from 2013 to 2015. She served in various leadership roles, including as Senior Vice President, Director of Talent Management and Development at Fifth Third Bank, from 2004 to 2013. She has held H.R. leadership roles at KeyCorp and worked in the human capital consulting practices at Deloitte and KPMG. Ms. Marriner earned a B.S. from John Carroll University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University. Ms. Marriner brings to the Board her executive leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies across various industries and expertise on culture, talent and succession, and ESG leadership.

Victor Nichols

Victor K. Nichols has served as a director of our company since September 2014. Mr. Nichols was appointed as the lead independent director for our Company in April 2021. Mr. Nichols was an independent advisor to Harland Clarke Holdings from June 2019 until December 2019 and was previously the Chairman of Harland Clarke Holdings, a portfolio of companies optimizing customer relationships through a broad variety of omni-channel solutions. Mr. Nichols also served as the C.E.O. of Harland Clarke Holdings from January 2017 until December 2018.

Before this role, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Valassis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer for North America at Experian, a global leader in data-and analytics-based information services, and the Managing Director, U.K. & EMEA at Experian. In addition, Mr. Nichols has held strategic roles as Chief Information Officer for Wells Fargo & Company and Chief Executive Officer of VICOR, a company delivering advanced corporate receivables management solutions. His extensive experience also includes serving as President of Safeguard Business Systems and various senior leadership positions at Bank of America, managing the consumer lending business and retail operations. Mr. Nichols currently sits on public and charitable boards and advisory committees, including Bank of Hawaii Corporation, Revlon Inc., and Trusona. Mr. Nichols holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

George Pernsteiner

George Pernsteiner currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has served as a director of our company since August 2017. Recently, he served as President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, which represents chancellors and commissioners of higher education from every state, from September 2013 until August 2017. Previously, Mr. Pernsteiner also served as Chancellor of the Oregon University System from July 2004 through May 2013. Mr. Pernsteiner has a BA in Political Science from Seattle University and an MPA from the University of Washington in Public Administration.

John S. Wilson, Jr.

Dr. John S. Wilson, Jr. has served as a director of our company since March 2021. He is a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, and is currently on leave from the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. Previously he served as the President in Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and President of Morehouse College. Additionally, Dr. Wilson served as the Executive Director of the White House initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Wilson earned his B.A. from Morehouse College. He earned a M.A. in Education, a M.T.S. and a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.

Committee Composition

George Pernsteiner currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.