Two months after a major merger transaction, Camden-based educational services company Catapult Learning Inc. has brought in the CEO and president of Sylvan Learning to serve as its new CEO, it announced Wednesday.Jeffrey Cohen, who was Catapult’s president from 2001 to 2006, returns to the company effective Oct. 2, it said in a news release. Cohen, who spent the past seven years with Sylvan Learning, succeeds Stuart Udell, who will become executive chairman of the company.
“Jeff is not only a highly experienced and extremely talented CEO, he also has a keen knowledge and understanding of our company and business,” Udell said in a prepared statement. “We could not be more excited to have Jeff rejoin the Catapult team and lead us into the company’s fifth decade of work dedicated to improving academic achievement for struggling and at-risk students.”
Catapult merged with Pennsylvania-based Specialized Education Services Inc. in July, creating what it called the nation’s largest provider of contracted instructional services.
“I am thrilled to be rejoining the Catapult team at such an important time,” Cohen said in a statement. “The recent merger presents several immediate growth opportunities for the company, and I am excited to work with my colleagues across Catapult Learning and SESI as we prepare to maximize those opportunities on behalf of the students and schools we serve.”