Jack Larson

  • Co-Founder, Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy
  • Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy
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Jack Larson is the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy co-founder (http://www.escoffieronline.com) and Executive Chairman at Triumph Education. He has over 30 years of experience in the private, for-profit higher education and is the founder of Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), one of the world’s largest higher education organizations with more than 80,000 students. Jack served as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from its founding in 1994 until 2006. He also served as the Chairman of the Board from 2000 until 2006.

Under his leadership, Career Education acquired renowned brands including Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America and pioneered its unique virtual campus used in several highly successful, fully online platforms.

Jack is Chairman of the Board of Asian Education Investment, Ltd., and he is an investor in and serves on the board of education companies based in China and the United States. He sponsors the Larson Scholarships at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

In the year 2000, Mr. Larson was one of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneurs of the Year”. In 2006, he was selected as one of the first inductees to the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business “Haas Hall of Fame.”

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