Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Strange

Nicholas Strange

Nicholas Strange is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, effective April 1, 2019.

In this role, he will oversee the operational activities for more than 900 schools in the company’s portfolio of brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

Strange joins Learning Care Group with nearly 25 years of leadership experience in retail organizations. Previously, he held executive roles at PVH Corporation, most recently serving as Group President of Calvin Klein Americas, a position he held since September 2015. His prior roles at PVH Corp. included serving as President of Calvin Klein North America Retail and Executive Vice President of Tommy Hilfiger North America Retail.

Strange began his career with Saks Incorporated, where he ultimately held Senior Vice President roles. He also held executive positions at Kohl's, The Limited, Polo Ralph Lauren and Old Navy.

Strange holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Tennessee, with a major concentration in Retail Management and a minor in Business Administration.

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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 and Chief Operating Officer, CEO-Elect

Mark R. Bierley is appointed CEO of Learning Care Group, effective July 1, 2019. Learning Care Group is the second-largest for-profit early education and care provider in North America, operating more than 900 schools in 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally. As CEO, Mark is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy, leadership and operations.

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Nicholas StrangeChief Operating Officer

Nicholas Strange is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Learning Care Group, effective April 1, 2019.

In this role, he will oversee the operational activities for more than 900 schools in the company’s portfolio of brands: Childtime, The Children’s Courtyard, Creative Kids Learning Centers, Everbrook Academy, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time.

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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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Judy FimianiChief Human Resources Officer

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...

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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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