Kaplan Highter Education names St. Norbert grad, Lionel Lenz, chief financial officer
From Kaplan Higher Education, August 26, 2009
by Michele Mazur, email@example.com, (312) 385-1202
"Lionel has a proven track record in managing the finance function for geographically and business diverse organizations, realizing efficiencies and implementing quality initiatives," Conlon said. His ability to stay acutely focused on various financial needs and regulations, combined with his strategic background position Lionel well to help Kaplan Higher Education continue to evolve with our and our students' growing needs."
Most recently, Lenz served as executive vice president of finance with HSBC North America, where he established the finance and accounting team in India while supporting the North America CFO department. Lenz also served as the CFO of HSBC Technology and Services.
Prior to his work at HSBC, Lenz spent 14 years with Household International, in a variety of positions of increased responsibility including director of business strategy and development. In that capacity, he developed several growth strategies focused around customer acquisition and retention and managed investor banking relationships.
Lenz earned a bachelor's in accounting from St. Norbert College and a master's of business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Lenz also is a certified public accountant.
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