Robert Phelan, Adtalem
Robert Phelan, Adtalem

Education provider Adtalem Global Education has appointed Robert Phelan as interim chief financial officer, replacing Mike Randolfi, the company’s senior vice-president and chief financial officer who has left the company to work elsewhere.

Phelan has been the company’s vice-president and chief accounting officer since February last year and will hold the chief financial officer position until Adtalem recruits a replacement.

With has more than 30 years’ experience in finance. Prior to Adtalem, he spent more than 23 years advancing through several senior financial and operational leadership positions at Sears Holding Corporation, where he was most recently senior vice-president and corporate controller. Phelan began his career at KPMG and is a CPA.

Lisa Wardell, chairman and chief executive of Adtalem Global Education, said: “Mike has been a key member of our executive leadership team, helping to enable Adtalem’s growth and advance our workforce solutions provider strategy. During his tenure, he notably led the development of a top-quality finance organisation and helped improve our overall financial profile. We are thankful for his contributions to Adtalem and wish him well in his new endeavour.”

Randolfi said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of Adtalem’s extraordinary leadership team over the past two years as we continued to transform the company to a leading workforce solutions provider in healthcare and financial services. As I depart to take on a highly compelling new opportunity with a venture-backed, personal care company, I have the utmost confidence in Bob and the experienced finance team to help the company continue the momentum we’ve created and ensure a smooth transition to a new CFO.”

Adtalem Global Education  is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Date published: 31 March 2021

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