Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team


carl_sparks Carl SparksChief Executive Officer

Carl Sparks leads Academic Partnerships as the company’s CEO. Prior to joining AP, he was president and CEO of Travelocity, a global online pioneer that transformed the travel industry. Carl previously served as chief marketing officer of Expedia, general manager of Hotels.com North and South America, and president of the online retailer Gilt.com. He sits on the board of directors for ActionIQ, Vonage and Dunkin’ Brands... continue >

steven_bailey Steven BaileySenior Vice President, Field Sales

Steven Bailey is Academic Partnerships’ Senior Vice President of Field Sales, responsible for all aspects of student recruitment through affiliate partnerships. Before taking helm of AP’s field sales organization, Steven was Vice President of Field Sales for AP’s education programs. Prior to joining AP, Steven was Director of Business Development and Education Sales for Texas Instruments, Inc., where he led the company’s global... continue >

jeff_dawson Jeff DawsonChief Financial Officer

Jeff Dawson is Academic Partnerships’ Chief Financial Officer responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance function and its data analytics. Prior to joining AP, Jeff spent over 8 years at Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) most recently as CFO, Dating. Jeff’s past experience includes years of progressive leadership experience with American Airlines, Airband Communications and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Jeff holds a... continue >

arron_shockey Aaron ShockeyChief Marketing Officer

Aaron is Academic Partnerships’ Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing function including strategy and its execution across online and offline channels, creative and brand marketing. Prior to joining AP, Aaron served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Saks Off 5th and Gilt.com, both part of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His past experience also includes leadership roles at Neiman Marcus... continue >

sudhir Sudhir NairChief Information Officer

Sudhir Nair is Academic Partnerships’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsible for the company’s technology strategy and operations. Prior to joining AP, Sudhir was Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Solutionstar where he led its technology and operations, directing teams in the US, Latin America and India. Under his leadership the company launched its real estate marketplace homesearch.com/Xome. Sudhir’s... continue >

jennifer_scott Jennifer ScottSenior VP, Academic Services

Jennifer Scott is Academic Partnerships’ Senior Vice President of Academic Services and Products, leading all aspects of the company’s instructional design services and strategy, and all academic innovation. Prior to joining AP, Jennifer was Vice President of Academic and Institutional Services for Colloquy360, part of Kaplan Inc., and for the University Innovations Group. During her tenure at Kaplan, she also worked with the... continue >

britt_nichols Britt NicholsSenior Vice President, Strategic Management

Britt Nichols is Academic Partnerships’ Senior Vice President of Strategic Management University Partnerships and leads the company’s partner-service teams of Managing Directors and Partner Support. In his role, Britt is responsible for the overall performance and relationships with AP university partners. Prior to joining AP, Britt was Executive Director of Partnership Operations with John Wiley and Sons, where he... continue >

mary_ann Mary Ann DoranSenior Vice President, Human Resources

Mary Ann Doran leads Academic Partnerships’ HR function and is responsible for driving its people strategy, including talent management, leadership development and talent acquisition. Prior to joining Academic Partnerships, Mary Ann served as Vice President for Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Senior Vice President, Human Resources/CHRO for RadioShack and Zale Corporation, Vice President of Human Resources at The Bombay Company and... continue >

bensontom Tom BensonSVP, Enrollment and Retention

Tom Benson is Academic Partnerships’ Senior Vice President, Enrollment and Retention Services. He is responsible for leading the service center. His prior experience includes having been EVP, Sales and Sales Operations with Multiview, where he had responsibility for a large team of associates who were serving customers that deliver digital marking solutions. Tom had also been the Site Business Leader for Intuit where he led the...continue >