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US: CeriFi appoints Given as chief executive

CeriFi, a provider of education to the financial services sector, has appointed Matthew Given (pictured) as chief executive, based in Atlanta.

Given will lead CeriFi’s portfolio of training and certification companies, including Dalton Education, Money Education, Keir Financial Education and PassPerfect, and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists. The companies collectively cater to financial planning, insurance and securities professionals and organisations. 
Given has more than 20 years’ experience in professional education and technology roles, initially as a teacher before moving into management and senior management roles. He has spent the past 10 years in senior positions within education technology businesses. Most recently he was the president and chief executive of a 500-employee education technology business that he transitioned from a founder-led consumer publishing and credit recovery company to a unified software provider. His experience spans the institutional and consumer K12 and higher education markets, as well as the professional development and certification sector.

CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company.

Posted on: 21/02/2020

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