ExtensionEngine Expands Leadership Team, Accelerates Growth, Creates New Online Learning Programs in Higher Ed, Nonprofit, Corporate Sectors

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Company Honored for Excellence in Talented Learning’s 2019 Best Learning System Awards

“We’re at an exciting time in the growth of our company and are well positioned to accelerate that growth and illustrate to a broader audience what excellence in online learning really looks like," said Furqan Nazeeri, Partner, ExtensionEngine.

ExtensionEngine, a leading provider of custom learning experiences, today announced it has expanded its leadership team with two executive appointments: Dr. Gerald DiGiusto as Vice President of Strategy and Bill King as Principal Learning Strategist; and is creating new online learning programs for clients in the higher education, nonprofit and corporate sectors. The company also announced it was recently named a ‘Best Learning System: Continuing Education’ in the 2019 Talented Learning Awards.

DiGiusto and King both bring to ExtensionEngine extensive experience in the education sector. DiGiusto was most recently Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Motivis Learning. He previously served as Managing Vice President, Research & Data for Eduventures and has held a number of education consulting roles. King has more than 15 years’ experience in online learning and business development, most recently with Cornerstone OnDemand, where he served as Regional Sales Manager. King has also served on a number of nonprofit boards, has been involved in the founding of a K-8 private school, and has been an adjunct instructor in marketing.

“We continue to be able to recruit and retain an exceptional team of talented strategists, instructional designers, project managers, and other experts in online learning because we work with amazing clients on programs that make a difference in the world,” said Furqan Nazeeri, Partner, ExtensionEngine. “We’re at an exciting time in the growth of our company and are well positioned to accelerate that growth and illustrate to a broader audience what excellence in online learning really looks like.”

With a primary goal of helping universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, and corporations achieve digital transformation, ExtensionEngine is committed to ensuring the highest levels of client satisfaction and employee engagement. The company has been profitable every month since its inception more than 10 years ago, has more than doubled in size over the past four years and, over the past year, has accelerated growth in all areas, most significantly in the areas of instructional design and media production, where growth has exceeded 100 percent.    

ExtensionEngine is developing custom learning programs for numerous organizations and higher education institutions, including:

  • New Teacher Center — an innovative online learning platform for training new teachers, created for this national nonprofit organization focused on improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders;
  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) — a CGMA Finance Leadership Program designed to prepare finance professionals for advanced business skills;
  • Bridgespan — a series of new online programs, the Bridgespan Leadership Accelerator, to help nonprofit executive teams improve their effectiveness and to help their organizations achieve breakthrough impact; and
  • Moravian College — its first online graduate business program, a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics, is expected to launch this fall.

About ExtensionEngine
ExtensionEngine develops high-end custom learning experiences, delivering impactful, pedagogy-driven online and blended learning for universities, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. The company takes a collaborative, unbundled, fee-for-service approach to strategy, instructional design, platform development, content development, and creative and marketing services. A privately held company based in Cambridge, Mass., ExtensionEngine has launched over 70 online programs for more than 40 organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.extensionengine.com.

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