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Mr. Massimino served as Chairman of the Board from August 2008 through June 2009. He previously served as CEO of the company from November 2004 until July 2009, when he was named Executive Chairman of the Board. The board reappointed him CEO in November 2010. He has served on the board since 1999 and during his tenure, he has been the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Before joining Corinthian, Mr. Massimino served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Talbert Medical Management Corporation, a publicly traded physician practice management company, from 1995 through 1997. Prior to his association with Talbert, Mr. Massimino held various senior executive positions with FHP International Corporation, a multi-state, publicly traded HMO, with revenues of more than $4 billion. Mr. Massimino has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California Western University and a Master's Degree in Management from the American Graduate School for International Management. He currently serves on the board of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.
In the past, Mr. Massimino has served on several boards, including Talbert Medical Management Corporation, FHP, Inc., Texas Health Plans, Great States Insurance Company, Art Institute of Southern California, Thunderbird World Business Advisory Council and the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts.
He currently serves on the board of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities and on the board of the Jobs for America's Graduates.
Since June of 2009, Mr. Bosic served as Group and Division President for the West Division. He has been with Corinthian for five years and held the position of Regional Vice President of Operations for the Southwest Region of CSI before being promoted to General Manager in 2008, when the Everest West Division was created. In addition, Mr. Bosic has served as Campus President at Everest Houston Greenspoint.
Prior to joining Corinthian, Mr. Bosic spent 10 years in proprietary education. He has held campus-level and regional management positions at both publicly traded and non-profit companies focused on at-risk adolescents.
Prior to joining Corinthian, Mr. Buchanan was employed by Greenpoint Mortgage where he directed all retail marketing with responsibility for direct marketing, internet marketing, advertising and branch marketing. Prior to Greenpoint, he was with Providian Financial Corporation, a credit card issuer with approximately 10 million customer accounts, where he served as Senior Vice President of Platinum Marketing, Senior Vice President of New Account Business and Executive Vice President of New Channel & Product Development.
Mr. Buchanan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley.
Stan A. Mortensen has served as Corinthian's General Counsel since January 2000. He has more than 15 years experience as a practicing attorney, both inside Corinthian and, prior to that time, at large law firms representing a variety of clients. Prior to joining Corinthian, Mr. Mortensen was with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where his practice focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. At O'Melveny & Myers, he represented Corinthian in its initial public offering and various other matters. Prior to joining O'Melveny & Myers, Mr. Mortensen practiced general commercial litigation at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP.
Mr. Mortensen received a J.D. Degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Ord has more than 30 years of financial experience with public and multi-national corporations. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Imaging, Inc. Previously Mr. Ord served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for FHP International Corporation, a publicly traded managed healthcare organization with operations in 11 states and Guam. After FHP was sold to PacifiCare Health Systems in 1997, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talbert Medical Management, a physician practice management company. Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years with Kelly Services in successively responsible financial roles, including treasurer, controller and vice president of finance. He began his career at Ford Motor Company, serving nine years on the finance staff in roles ranging from overseas financing to profit analysis and financial controls.
Mr. Ord is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brigham Young University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics as well as an MBA.
Prior to joining Corinthian, he served as vice president and controller for Princess Cruise Lines and as assistant controller for Royal Caribbean Cruises. Mr. Owen began his career at Deloitte & Touche where he spent 11 years in successively responsible audit positions, both in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Owen earned a B.B.A. degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida in 1985 and as a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada in 1994.
From 1981 to 1997 Mr. Pelesh was with the law firm of Cohn and Marks, where he served as partner from 1985 to 1997 and associate from 1981 to 1985. At Cohn and Marks, Mr. Pelesh helped establish the firm's education practice and served on its management committee. He began his career at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where as an associate from 1978 to 1981 his work focused on corporate, antitrust, real estate and litigation matters.
Mr. Pelesh holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a Bachelor's degree with Honors in History from Stanford University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. His articles on the legal issues surrounding education have been published in law reviews at Duke and Notre Dame and for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, among other publications.
Prior to Corinthian, Mr. Poldoian spent nine years with the Anheuser-Busch Companies, initially serving as President of its Eagle Snacks, Inc. division and later reporting directly to Anheuser-Busch's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for corporate strategy and initiatives. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Poldoian was employed by Bain & Company, a strategic consulting firm, where he was a Vice President and Partner.
Mr. Poldoian completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Tufts University, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard School of Business. Mr. Poldoian has also served as an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis.
In her current role as Executive Vice President, a job she has held since July 2001, Beth Wilson oversees all operational support for accreditation and licensure, curriculum development and quality control, employer development, financial aid, and facilities.
Ms. Wilson has been with CCi since its inception in 1995. Prior to her role as EVP of Operations, she held such leadership positions within the company as Operations VP and Regional Operations Director.
Prior to joining CCi, Ms. Wilson was employed by National Education Centers (NEC) as Executive Director of its Capital Hill campus and later as its Area Operations Manager. She also served as National College's Vice President of Branch Operations, as well as United Education and Software's Business School Executive Director, Group Manager and Vice President of Administration.
Ms. Wilson earned a Master of Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State College in Sonoma, California. She has served on the Board of Directors for Career Colleges Association and as a commissioner for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).
Eeva Deshon was appointed President of Heald College in 2010. She joined Heald in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to Heald, Ms. Deshon held various leadership positions in private sector post-secondary education, including CFO of McIntosh College and president of the California Culinary Academy.
Ms. Deshon holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Carmella Cassetta joined Corinthian Colleges in August 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive information technology strategy.
Ms. Cassetta brings to Corinthian Colleges over 20 years of experience in information technology across multiple industries including global distribution & logistics and retail.
She joined Corinthian Colleges from Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 distributor of information technology products and services. There, Ms. Cassetta served as Corporate Vice President, Global Application Development leading a global IT organization with associates located in the United States, Canada, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Prior to Ingram Micro, Ms. Cassetta held a series of successively responsible information technology positions with Printnation.com, Barnes & Noble, Inc, and Waldenbooks.
Ms. Cassetta received her Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Connecticut.
Kim S. Dean was named Senior Vice President of Student Financial Services in July 2011, having served as Vice President of Student Finance, Vice President of Operational Finance and Director of Revenue Accounting since joining Corinthian Colleges in May of 2004.
Prior to joining Corinthian, Ms. Dean acquired more than fourteen years of experience in a variety of progressively responsible operational accounting and finance positions at Princess Cruise Lines and the Walt Disney Company. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Corinthian, Ms. Dunlap was vice president investor relations (IR) with Premera Blue Cross, one of the largest health plans in the Pacific Northwest, where she was responsible for preparing the company for an initial public offering. Prior to Premera, she was head of investor and corporate communications for The TriZetto Group, a healthcare information technology firm, where she built the company's communications function from the ground up. Prior to TriZetto, Ms. Dunlap was an investor relations consultant to the healthcare industry, with clients in information technology, managed care, medical technology, home health, physician practice management and dental practice management. Prior to consulting, she was vice president investor relations for American Medical Response, where she developed and implemented that company's first IR and media relations program. From 1985 to 1995, Dunlap was with FHP HealthCare, a $4 billion managed healthcare company, where she held progressively responsible positions in regional operations, strategic planning, investor relations and corporate communications. As vice president, investor relations she was the first IR officer for a managed healthcare company in the United States.
Ms. Dunlap graduated magna cum laude with a master's degree in human resources economics from the University of Utah in 1980.
Dr. Simpson holds a doctorate degree in psychology and master of science degree in economics from the University of Utah, and a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Colorado College.
Mr. Van Duinen's experience includes 13 years of leadership positions with Providian Financial and Providian Bancorp, where he developed an integrated multi-channel marketing strategy and was responsible for the credit card operations in the U.K. Most recently, Mr. Van Duinen was Executive Vice President with The Kessler Group, where he consulted to large companies on direct-to-consumer marketing, credit card marketing and the management and growth of multiple businesses.
Mr. Van Duinen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.
Jim Wade joined Corinthian Colleges Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources in November 2005 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in October of 2010.
Prior to joining Corinthian, he was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for The TriZetto Group, a leading healthcare software solutions company. Mr. Wade has over 33 years of experience as a Human Resources executive, and has held senior-most H.R. positions with Honeywell, Hadson Corporation, and FHP Healthcare. In addition, he served as a senior partner with the retained executive search firm of McCormack and Farrow.
Mr. Wade holds an M.S. degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University in Orange, California and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The University of Redlands in Redlands, California.