Leadership

Our leadership team has lived and breathed online education from the day it started.

 

We have more than 120 years of combined experience leading education organizations around the world to prepare students for future academic success. We know what online education excellence looks like. We know what it takes to achieve it – with best-of-breed outreach, platforms, content, teachers, and service. And we have the leadership and expertise to navigate our partners and students toward better global opportunities.

Mac Gamse

Mac Gamse
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Over 20 years, Jonathan McCoy (Mac) Gamse has become a leading authority in international education. In addition to his leadership role at Hudson Global Scholars, he serves as CEO of LMPS Holdings and Chairman of Leman Manhattan Preparatory School. Mac was the Founder and CEO of the Meritas International Family of Schools, a private school network with campuses in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. He founded Educate Online for Educate Inc. (parent to Sylvan Learning), oversaw Sylvan’s European expansion, and served as COO of Schuelerhilfe (Germany and Austria). He was also a principal at Sterling Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on education-related portfolio investments. Mac is a board member of Haverford College. He received his MBA from the Wharton School and a B.A. in English from Haverford College.

Trina Angelone

Trina Angelone
Chief Academic Officer and President, Faith-Based Schools Division

Trina is internationally recognized as a thought leader and entrepreneur in blended learning and online education for K-12, with extensive experience starting and managing traditional schools, virtual schools, and technology implementations. Over her 35-year career, Trina has held leadership positions at Calvert Education Services, VSCHOOLZ, University of Miami, and Catholic Schools K-12 Virtual. She was founding CEO and President of 3AEducation and Virtual Schools of Excellence. She earned her M.A. in Administration & Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, and her B.A. in Education and English from Queen's University Belfast.

Stu Finnigan

Stu Finnigan
Managing Director

Stu has held senior positions in a wide range of educational organizations over more than 30 years. His expertise spans 175 countries -- utilizing technology to deliver quality education across cultures and multi-national locations. He led International Business Development at K12 Inc. for six years and served as Managing Director of K12’s Swiss and Dubai subsidiaries. Previously, Stu served as the Executive Director of International Programs at Walden University and the Managing Director/ General Manager at Laureate Online Education BV in Amsterdam. He holds a patent for hybrid systems for offering online learning. Stu graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho.

David Hooser

David Hooser
Senior Vice President of Business Development

David began his career in Silicon Valley, serving 13 years as an electronics executive with Advanced Micro Devices and Motorola. He founded his first company, a web services provider, in 1996. He has been a leader in digital learning since 2006, and launched Franklin Virtual Schools in 2009 to serve global students with innovative, cost-effective education solutions. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Educational Assistance Resources Network (E.A.R.N.), an education non-profit dedicated to building stronger communities, one disadvantaged student at a time. David received a B.S. in Engineering from Indiana State University.

Brad Lineberger

Brad Lineberger
Chief Information Officer

For the past 5 years, Brad has overseen all aspects of technology for Hudson Global Scholars and its affiliated brands. He has more than 20 years of management, development and online technical experience, architecting networks and developing interactive and social products. He has received multiple patents for his technology innovations. An online pioneer, Brad is credited with developing the world's first graphical massively multiplayer online game. Brad led IT development for MPG-NET, Interactive Magic, World Gaming, I-Sun Networks, Fallen Earth, and Icarus Studios. He received in B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Louisville.

Brett Lundeen

Brett Lundeen
Chief Operating Officer

Over 25 years, Brett has driven growth for education and ed tech companies by providing operational leadership through startup, international expansion, and acquisition phases; strategic planning; business model /process design; and program management/ execution. Brett led the start-up of Sylvan’s Prometric international testing division, serving as Managing Director of 27 overseas offices, building operations and staff, client relationships, and revenue growth to over $100MM in six years in 140+ countries. At Laureate Education, Brett led day-to-day operations through expansion from 2,000 to 65,000 students in 14 institutions globally. Brett earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, and his M.B.A. from Walden University.

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