CEO & Chairman of the Board
In the world of private equity and the knowledge industries, Steve Fredette is a high-impact leader who propels the companies under his leadership to growth and success.
Steve is known for his ability to generate exceptional results without sacrificing the principles, ethical make-up and relatability on which he has built his reputation. Over the past two decades, he has established an innate ability to connect with customers, shareholders and employees. His ability to gain consensus and drive positive change within an organization has consistently translated into exceptional financial and operational performance – dramatic revenue and market share growth, smart acquisitions, business turnarounds and significant shareholder value.
His leadership experience spans industries, including software development, consulting, and engineering, but his passion for education defines his career. By leveraging his technology background and embracing advances in learning science, his belief that you can deliver engaging and highly effective learning to today’s students, driving better outcomes, has proved true. Steve operates under a simple tenet — ensuring customers’ success through better outcomes inevitably leads to better returns for shareholders. That belief has enabled him to deliver strong revenue growth, high customer retention and attract some of the industry’s top talent while building dynamic leadership teams.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Siena College. He is a happily married husband, and father of four adult children. And, although he feels he spends far too much time on business travel, Steve loves nothing more than family trips. He is a fitness and sports diehard with a passion for skiing and golfing – although there’s never enough time – and cheering on the Giants and the Mets.