Meet the dedicated executive team behind Penn Foster Education Group. Our leaders work tirelessly to develop and acquire leading edge technology and services designed to deliver positive outcomes for our corporate affiliates and their students and partners. With decades of experience across industries including ed-tech, learning and development, our team is uniquely poised to develop innovative tools to support the needs of 21st century learners.
As General Manager, Career and High School, Stacy and her team are responsible for defining and building learner-centric products and programs for students that meet them where they are and propel them on their career path. Prior to joining Penn Foster, Stacy was the CEO of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, a growing group of high schools committed to building and delivering a digital transcript that opens opportunities for each and every student to have their unique skills, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated.
Stacy holds an MA in Education and MBA from Stanford University and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Heather is responsible for Penn Foster’s legal, compliance and governance matters. She has a strong record in effectively promoting strategic business goals in a variety of sectors, and in working with multidisciplinary teams across business functions. Most recently, Heather served as Vice President, Legal and Compliance of K12 Inc. where she counseled the company on a wide range of legal, compliance and business matters. Prior to K12, Heather served as Counsel for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and has also served as Special Counsel to public companies including Unilever and Hilton Worldwide. Heather earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from The George Washington University. She also holds a certification from the Harvard University Program on Negotiation and CCEP and CIPP licenses in compliance and privacy, respectively.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Nial McLoughlin has direct ownership and responsibility for all technology initiatives across the company, including the re-platforming and transformation of all the company's learning platforms. Previously, Nial was the Chief Operating Officer of Ashworth College and President of the New York Institute of Photography and Art and Design. As COO, he led the transformation of Ashworth's technology capabilities, creating an entirely new student support and student facing infrastructure that enabled Ashworth to significantly increase its service levels while scaling the business. He joined Penn Foster’s leadership team after the acquisition of Ashworth in 2019.
McLoughlin has a BS in Finance from the University of Florida and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia State University.
As CEO, Bill drives the vision and strategy behind our company mission. Bill has over 30 years of general management, commercial leadership, and board experience at enterprise technology, data and analytics, and business services companies across various stages including start-up and high growth.
He most recently served as CEO of Reonomy. He has also served as President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Chief Commercial Officer of CEB, and Executive Vice President of Capital IQ.
Bill is currently an independent board member of CKC Capital, and he has also previously served as an independent board member of EverTrue and Rapid Ratings International. Bill holds a BA in History from Amherst College and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
As chief marketing officer, Matt and his team are responsible for developing strategies, content, and programs that bring new learners to Penn Foster’s portfolio of schools and that support the completion of their studies.
Before Penn Foster, Matt was chief marketing officer of The GIANT Company, an omni-channel grocer known to customers as GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct, and MARTIN’s Direct. An experienced marketer, Matt has worked for several nationally recognized brands including The Hershey Company and Del Monte Foods.
Simon earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from The Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia.
As CFO Scott leads the finance and shared service functions at the company.
Scott’s career includes extensive experience in both public and private companies. Prior to his current role, he served as SVP of finance and business intelligence at Reach Local Inc., a subsidiary of Gannett Company Inc., owner of the USA Today Network. Scott holds an MBA and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).