Jane brings 28 years of higher education leadership and business experience to CM2. In various roles throughout her career, she began building marketing and adult enrollment management expertise at the Institute for Professional Development, a subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. She expanded her role into developing strategic partnerships with private, non-profit institutions. Leveraging her experience, Jane works collaboratively with each partner to improve student engagement, retention and graduation rates. Proficient in forecasting, she assists institutions with growing enrollment and revenues by alignment of strategic goals which support the institution’s mission and vision. Jane transitioned to Helix Education in 2014 where she continued to serve as Regional Vice President until retirement in early 2016. Providing world-class service as a consultant or partner is the core of her belief system in serving the higher education community.
Jane has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin.
William has extensive experience in higher education for both US and China. In addition, having worked for one of China’s largest investment work with strong emphasis in M&A of private education providers, William is uniquely positioned to expand CMSquared Global’s operations. Some of William’s core competencies are:
William has a Master of Business Administration Degree with Finance concentration from Pace University.
Dr. Ashbrook has held various leadership positions throughout her tenure both as faculty and administrator at Lincoln Technical Institute and University of Phoenix. Her academic research portfolio has explored and focused on the impacts of academic, social and institutional influences on students’ personal level of self-confidence, engagement, and persistence to complete their college degree. Ashbrook’s research has played a significant role in helping institutions improve student support, transition and engagement processes to ultimately improve student retention and decrease the college dropout rate.
Dr. Ashbrook believes we are all leaders in our own personal journey. As a leader in business and in life, she lives by the philosophy, “be the leader you would follow.” Her variety of experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors have enabled her to help many students and institutions reach their goals of changing the world through education.
“Charlie is a driven, determined individual that carries excellence with him in any given situation. Charlie sees the vision and almost inherently knows the steps to take to achieve the mission. Charlie strives to build strong cultures and exceed the bottom line through strong business acumen and natural leadership qualities. Charlie challenged me in ways that I didn’t think possible and caused me to grow professionally in a short amount of time. Charlie allowed me to learn from my failures and praised me for my successes. I appreciated Charlie’s perspective, as it would usually challenge the status quo. Charlie’s strive for excellence was well-known and people wanted to work harder and create a better environment because of Charlie’s leadership”
Higher Education Operations Executive | Customer Engagement Professional