David Parento, Chief Financial Officer of StraighterLine, Honored as One of Baltimore’s Leadership All Stars and Top CFOs

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StraighterLine’s executive team receives top honors once again.

StraighterLine is tackling the #1 issue facing students today - the high cost of college. An award like this says a lot more about the team than the individual, and that's especially true in this case.

StraighterLine’s executive team has received top honors once again. David Parento, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of StraighterLine, has been honored by SmartCEO magazine as one of Baltimore’s Leadership All Stars and Top CFOs. SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award (EMA) program recognizes C-Suite executives who are proven leaders in their field, chosen based on their ability to uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission.

“This year’s EMA winners are perfect examples of all-star executives. Not only do they inspire their own teams to achieve greater heights, they also believe deeply in their companies’ missions, are consummate community stewards, and are dedicated to excellence, always,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “We’re honored to share their stories as we celebrate their great accomplishments.”

Parento was part of StraighterLine’s founding management team and has served for 6 years in a multiple of roles, including his current role of CFO. In this position, he has been a key strategic contributor to the goals and mission of the company. His contributions have included, among others, helping to formulate and execute on StraighterLine’s growth and market strategy, providing senior leadership and executing the company’s business development and capital fundraising efforts.

“StraighterLine is tackling the #1 issue facing students today - the high cost of college,” said Parento. “An award like this says a lot more about the team than the individual, and that's especially true in this case. I am proud to be a part of a company that has saved students and taxpayers over $100 million to date.”

For more information about StraighterLine and low-cost online courses, visit http://www.straighterline.com.

About the Executive Management Awards

The Executive Management Awards honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives — CFOs, CIOs/CTOs, COOs, CHROs, and other C-suite executives — who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. An independent committee of local business leaders reviews the Executive Management Awards nominations and chooses winners based on their display of ethics, leadership, collaboration, creativity, and dedication and support to their organizations’ missions. Executive Management Award winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in March.

About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine combines a $99 a month course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save students up to 60% on the total cost of their degree.

StraighterLine takes the worry out of credit transfer with a College Savings Network of 100 accredited colleges that guarantee acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having also been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.

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Beth Dumbauld
bdumbauld(at)straighterline(dot)com
443.712.7132

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