IP Solutions Changes Name to IPS Learning and Establishes New Headquarters

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Stanford Center for Professional Development’s Long-Time Trusted Partner in the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program Poised for Growth

"...there is simply no one else who can match our ability to teach execution—the key element to success in any organization."

IPS Learning, the leading provider of executive education for strategy execution, today announced moves that solidify its position in executive education and significant growth and expansion, namely a name and logo change, as well as the opening of a new headquarters office in the East Coast technology hub of McLean, Virginia.

The name change formally recognizes the company’s core focus on executive education and knowledge transfer. IPS Learning currently trains senior professionals and executives in operations, engineering, information technology and project and program management in some of the world’s most successful technology companies.

In addition, IPS Learning has established a new headquarters office in the Washington, DC suburb of McLean, VA. This move reflects the company’s focus on growing its presence both in the federal information technology space, as well as in major commercial technology clients. This office complements the company’s strong West Coast presence in Silicon Valley.

According to Thomas Carter, IPS Learning’s president and CEO, “We are thrilled to continue building our capacity and look forward to the strides we will make in 2011. While there are many companies who can be hired to come into an organization and execute for them, there is simply no one else who can match our ability to teach execution—the key element to success in any organization.”

“The name change and expanded presence on the East Coast are significant steps toward our goals of building long-term value for the business and delivering a world-class product for clients, regardless of location,” says Gavin Turner of Mainsail Partners. “As organizations increase investment in technology expertise and infrastructure, IPS Learning is well positioned to capitalize on the continued growth in this category.”

About IPS Learning
IPS Learning drives organizational performance improvement through education and learning solutions in the disciplines of strategic execution and project, program, and portfolio management. Since 1988, the company has trained more than 50,000 project managers and executives, representing over 350 companies worldwide and has completed more than 7,500 engagements around the world with Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations in information technology, telecommunications, financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and manufacturing, and the public sector. For more information, visit http://www.ipslearning.com.

About Mainsail Partners
Mainsail Partners is a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments in rapidly growing companies with the potential to be market leaders. Founded by C. Jason Payne and Gavin Turner in 2003, Mainsail has over $150 million under management and invests exclusively in profitable, growing and “bootstrapped” companies in the United States and Canada. Mainsail has extensive experience in technology-enabled services, software, for profit education, healthcare, franchising, and financial services. For more information, please visit http://www.mainsailpartners.com.

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development
The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, and view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site. scpd.stanford.edu. Stanford Advanced Project Management combines Stanford’s research and education in strategy, organization theory, and project management with the project management executive education capabilities of IPS Learning.
http://apm.stanford.edu

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