January 5th, 2008
Stephen Gilfus, a founder of Blackboard inc, serial entrepreneur, and a well known figure in the eLearning industry, today, announced the formation of the Gilfus Education Group, an organization focused on providing independent consulting, implementation and research services to educational institutions, industry investors and the educational companies that serve them.
“Today’s educational institutions are as challenged as ever. Struggling to be operationally and financially efficient, meeting the needs of the new social landscape, providing greater student services and at the same time trying to keep up with changing technology and services”. It is for this very reason that the Gilfus Education Group was formed. To provide assistance to educational organizations in making strategic decisions, remaining compliant in industry regulations, optimizing operations and IT Infrastructure and removing the mystery of today’s educational technologies.”
At its core the Gilfus Education Group is aligned to assist in the development of the educational industry by assisting:
- Educational Institutions: Secondary and Post-Secondary (For and Not For Profit)
- Educational Technology and Service Companies (Existing and New Market Entrances)
- Industry Investors (VC and Private Equity Firms)
Through each one of its internal practices the Gilfus Education Group provides critical capabilities to its clients for effective decision making and successful implementations.