Jeffrey H. Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen is the CEO of Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of in-center and live, online tutoring at home to students of all ages, grades and skill levels.
Before rejoining Sylvan, Mr. Cohen served as President of Catapult Learning, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Educate, Inc. and a leading provider of public school, non-public school, and community based education services, including supplemental reading and math instruction, special education, and early childhood development programs. Under Mr. Cohen’s management, Catapult grew from $65 million to more than $130 million.
In addition to growing the core Catapult business and acquiring a special education services company, Mr. Cohen managed the launch and eventual sale of Education Station, LLC, which provides after-school tutoring under the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. At the time of sale, Education Station was the nation’s largest provider of SES services. Mr. Cohen is frequently quoted in educational periodicals and the popular press on the topic of SES policy and implementation, and in 2005, he testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding SES implementation issues.
Prior to joining Catapult Learning, Mr. Cohen was the Senior Vice President for Business Unit Management at Prometric, Inc., the world's leading provider of computer-based assessment and examination services. At Prometric, Mr. Cohen had global P&L responsibility, overseeing new business development, marketing/communications, and client management of all North American-based clients, which accounted for more than $225 million in revenue.
Prior to joining Prometric, Mr. Cohen served in a corporate development role at Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. In July 1997, he established the Sylvan Learning Foundation, a $10 million private nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting best practices in K-12 and higher education, and served as the Foundation's Executive Director until July 1999.
Mr. Cohen previously served as a political appointee in the Clinton Administration. He began his government service as the Chief of Staff in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. Later he served as an attorney in the Office of the Counsel to the President at the White House. Before his appointment in Washington, Mr. Cohen practiced law at Tydings and Rosenberg in Baltimore.
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