OnCourse Learning appoints new President and CEO

Brett Shively

BROOKFIELD, Wis. —  OnCourse Learning announced the appointment of Brett Shively as the new president and chief executive officer of the company. Shively, who has 25 years of experience in the financial services and education industries, was most recently the company’s executive vice president and general manager of professional education.

“As we move forward, OnCourse Learning will set the bar in e-learning education with financial services and real estate course content and a proprietary learning management system, OnCourse Direct,” Shively said. “We will deliver solutions that ensure the learning and administration experience is efficient, effective and engaging.”

As the company’s new leader, Shively will focus on program and platform development as well as exceptional customer service to help companies and individuals grow and remain compliant in these regulated industries.

Leadership qualities

“As a customer-oriented, highly experienced education executive, Brett has the qualities to lead OnCourse Learning into the future,” said Bertelsmann Education Group CEO Kay Krafft. “In his 25-year career, Brett has led major educational organizations and operations, overseeing sales, marketing and client care. Brett has proven his visionary strength at OnCourse Learning over the past three years.”

Shively’s background includes leadership roles at companies such as Everspring Partners, Trident University, DeVry Education Group and Kaplan Financial.

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About OnCourse Learning

OnCourse Learning, part of the Bertelsmann Education Group, delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation’s leading industries including financial services and real estate. Through trusted industry expertise, compliance management and technology solutions, OnCourse Learning focuses on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers, empower employees through knowledge and identify efficiencies in corporate training management. OnCourse Learning offers a full suite of educational products including state and federally approved pre-licensing and continuing education programs, accredited course content, exam prep tools, publications, e-books, events and a sophisticated and customizable learning management system and course-authoring tool. To learn more, visit OnCourseLearning.com.

About Bertelsmann 

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 119,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.2 billion in the 2017 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for entrepreneurship and creativity. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world