Chief Financial Officer Douglas R. Baker

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.

Baker's career encompasses more than 25 years of leadership experience as a global senior finance and operating executive.  Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Discovery Networks International (DNI), a division of Discovery Communications.  He joined Discovery Communications in 2005 as Senior Vice President and CFO for Discovery Commerce.  He went on to serve as Senior Vice President and CFO for Emerging Networks, New Media and Business Development and as Executive Vice President and CFO for DNI before assuming his most recent role.  Prior to that, Baker served in a variety of financial, operating and strategic leadership roles within Hallmark Cards and The Picture People, a strategic retail venture of Hallmark.

Baker earned an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University (Ohio).

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Barbara J. BeckChief Executive Officer

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 17,000 employees share LCG's mission of...

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Mark R. BierleyPresident & Chief Operating Officer

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...

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Douglas R. BakerChief Financial Officer

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...

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Dr. Susan CanizaresChief Academic Officer

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...

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Daniel Follis, Jr.General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

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...

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Scott W. SmithChief Human Resources Officer

Scott W. Smith has served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Learning Care Group since 2005, having previously served as Vice President of Human Resources since 2002.

Prior to joining Learning Care Group, Scott was the Vice President of Human Resources for Glotel, PLC, a human capital solutions provider located in London, England, where...

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Sean SondrealChief Marketing Officer

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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