Our Management Team
Chief Executive Officer and President
Appointed Chief Executive Officer and President in May 2008, Stephen Fireng brings strong leadership and business experience to one of the founding companies in the online education industry. Mr. Fireng is successfully positioning the company as the superior choice for non-profit universities looking to launch and grow online degree programs. Under his direction, Embanet continues to partner with top-tier universities across North America to develop and expand their educational reach.
Prior to joining Embanet, Mr. Fireng was the Group President of Career Education Corporation’s University and Art & Design Groups, leading all of the online and brick and mortar campuses of the company’s American InterContinental University, Colorado Technical University and International Academy of Design and Technology. A pioneer in the postsecondary online learning sector, Mr. 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 with the company, Mr. Fireng served as the Chancellor of Colorado Technical University Online, and as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Admissions for American InterContinental University Online and Colorado Technical University Online, overseeing admissions and marketing activities for college campuses worldwide. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is a frequent speaker on the topic of postsecondary online education.