Mark Pelesh

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Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Strada Education Network

As Strada Education Network SM executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Mark L. Pelesh is responsible for strategy development and aligning execution with strategy – identifying where Strada can be most effective and have the greatest impact in achieving its mission of completion with purpose.

He joined Strada Education, then known as USA Funds®, in August 2013 and has extensive experience in postsecondary education – as an attorney, executive, board member, author, and speaker.

Pelesh has a longtime commitment to advancing successful outcomes for students. He has worked on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investments, legislation, regulation, litigation, and accreditation.

He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Pelesh received his undergraduate degree with honors in history from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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