Leadership Team

Meet our team partnering with your institution to achieve long-term growth and deliver the best online learning experiences across the globe. Our Toronto-based leadership team of education consultants pioneered online education services in North America and has partnered with more than 40 top universities to launch, grow and support 150 programs.

No single investment in a lifetime will have a bigger effect on your life, income and personal well-being. Education has the chance to change a family tree for the better.”

Steve Fireng, Global CEO

“We are not just providing a service but creating access to quality education. That motivates me to do my best work every day.”

Nirmeen Hasan, Group President

“I believe that ‘online education’ is now just ‘education,’ in the same way that ‘digital marketing’ is just ‘marketing.’”

Daniel Baresic, VP of Marketing

"My more than 25 years of experience in the higher education market have given me an appreciation for the challenges that universities are facing today, as well as some insights that can help universities be more competitive going forward."

Tim Haak, VP of University Partnerships

“I think we are just scratching the surface of online program management internationally, and I look forward to Keypath being at the forefront of delivering best in class online higher education services globally.” 

Philip Kim, VP of Finance & Controller

"Successful partnerships meet the school’s enrollment, retention and quality goals, but most importantly, lead to high student and faculty satisfaction."

Barry Kundert, VP of University Partnerships

“Employee satisfaction, positive partner feedback and student testimonials are good signs that we are successfully executing on our efforts.” 

James Morgan, Global VP of Admissions

"Keypath Education is on the forefront of moving beyond enrollment to enhance student outcomes, and for me, that’s an exciting change to be a part of."

Michael Purcell, EVP of Business Development

“The access to quality higher education, regardless of location and/or lifestyle, is a game-changer for many populations around the globe.”

James A. Tribue, III, VP of New Program Development

“The quest to improve online education keeps me interested in higher education, and being able to share this passion with our faculty, people who will inspire generations to come, is a privilege.”

Chris Valadez, Global VP of Instructional Services

“What we do helps people reach goals they never thought they could achieve on their own. That keeps me motivated to continue learning and growing, myself.” 

Robin Washington, Global VP of Support Services

"For me, education isn’t just a career – it’s a calling. I am passionate about learning in any form, but I am especially committed to providing access to higher education for those who might not otherwise be able to attend college because of their life circumstances."

Cindy Wheatley, SVP of Research and Development