Meet the Learning Care Group Leadership Team

Barbara J. Beck Chief Executive Officer

Barabara J. Beck

Barbara Beck is Chief Executive Officer of Learning Care Group, the second largest for-profit early childhood educator in North America. Learning Care Group (LCG) operates more than 900 schools across the U.S. with the capacity to serve more than 130,000 children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years. More than 18,000 employees share LCG's mission of providing innovative early childhood education solutions to the families and children served through seven unique brands: La Petite Academy, Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time, The Children's Courtyard, Montessori Unlimited, Everbrook Academy and Creative Kids Learning Center.

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Mark R. Bierley President & Chief Operating Officer

Mark R. Bierley

Mark R. Bierley is President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Learning Care Group, a position he has held since July 2016.

Since joining Learning Care Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2012, Bierley has been instrumental in cultivating a high caliber Finance team, leading numerous refinancing endeavors, and effectively deploying capital that has fueled the company's rapid growth.

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Douglas R. Baker Chief Financial Officer

Douglas R. Baker

Douglas R. Baker is Chief Financial Officer at Learning Care Group, a position he has held since September 2017.

As CFO, Baker leads Learning Care Group's Finance, IT and Real Estate functions in addition to its strategic growth initiatives as the company furthers its leadership role among childcare providers through educational excellence and outstanding customer service.

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Dr. Susan Canizares Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Susan Canizares

Susan Canizares, Ph.D., is Chief Academic Officer of Learning Care Group. In this role, Susan is responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission of Learning Care Group, including refining curricula and the policies and practices that address academic achievement. Reporting directly to the CEO, she works closely with the company's school directors and teachers to maximize support for the enhancement of innovative learning products and solutions.

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Daniel Follis, Jr. General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Daniel Follis, Jr.

Daniel Follis, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Learning Care Group since September 2016.

Follis leads all aspects of legal, compliance and regulatory affairs for Learning Care Group throughout the U.S. and internationally. His responsibilities include oversight for governance, intellectual property, employment and labor issues, as well as franchise relationships. He also serves as the company's Corporate Secretary.

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Judy Fimiani Chief Human Resources Officer

Judy Fimiani

Judy Fimiani is Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Learning Care Group, a role she has held since July 2018.

As CHRO, Fimiani oversees an HR organization that provides stewardship of the company culture and engages a workforce of more than 20,000 employees. She is responsible for guiding LCG’s talent management philosophy, as well as articulating the company’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent.

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Sean Sondreal Chief Marketing Officer

Sean Sondreal

Sean Sondreal has 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, ecommerce and sales. Sondreal is responsible for leading Learning Care Group's marketing efforts by effectively connecting with customers to drive new enrollments and further strengthen customer loyalty throughout its umbrella of brands.

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