PlattForm Adds Senior Leadership to Academic Program Management Team

05/27/14   |  
Dani Damaske

LENEXA, Kan. – (May 27, 2014) – PlattForm, a leading enrollment solutions marketing provider in the postsecondary education industry, has announced the expansion of its Academic Program Management (APM) senior leadership team. APM is structured to meet the long-term needs of colleges and universities worldwide through the growth of new and existing online, ground and hybrid programs.

“PlattForm has hired a group of seasoned leaders to support the new APM business offering,” said Steve Fireng, CEO. “I’m excited about the skills and expertise this team brings in developing and launching academic programs within the learning services industry.”

Nirmeen Hasan, SVP of Academic Partnerships

Hasan began her career in higher education 13 years ago at Embanet (now Pearson Embanet), where she was responsible for launching and overseeing operations for over 40 online programs. She has developed a comprehensive understanding of online learning services through her experience in working with academic institutions and managing partner relationships.

Nancy Coleman, VP of Academic Services
Prior to PlattForm, Coleman was the Director of Distance Education at Boston University, where she led the development and delivery of 16 online programs for domestic and international audiences. Under her leadership, BU was the recipient of numerous national awards for quality and best practices in online learning. She also established instructional design and student services best practices designed to support scalability and growth.

Rob Young, Managing Director

Young’s seasoned education background includes supervising partnership accounts, managing academic programs’ lifespan and performing ongoing business analysis. Young started in the education industry as a University Admissions Advisor over 12 years ago, and prior to joining PlattForm, he was a Partnership Director at Deltak.

PlattForm’s senior leadership team will continue to grow as it expands to serve institutions worldwide. APM is currently offered in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia markets.

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About PlattForm

Since 1989, PlattForm ( has set the standard of excellence in marketing and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities worldwide. Headquartered in Kansas City, the firm boasts an internal staff of more than 550 industry experts. Forming partnerships with higher education institutions of all types, PlattForm provides optimal marketing performance through AttriBrandTM, a proprietary approach that integrates research, creative and channel-agnostic media planning with multichannel analytics and attribution. PlattForm’s Academic Program Management (APM) suite of services represents a closer collaboration for enhanced student outcomes, spanning the entire educational journey from students’ first awareness of an institution to enrollment through graduation and career planning. PlattForm is a portfolio company of Sterling Partners, a Chicago-based, growth-oriented investment firm with more than $5 billion in assets under management. A global company, PlattForm has offices located throughout the United States and in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.