ASLON is pleased to announce that Wall Family Enterprise (WFE) has appointed Sean Ryan as Chief Executive Officer. WFE is a family and privately-owned, global portfolio of businesses with a strong market leadership position in the education and learning industries.
“We are excited to have Sean at the helm of Wall Family Enterprise” said Jim James, Chairman of the Board. “He is a visionary leader with a passion for learning who embraces our mission to promote learning at all stages of life. Sean will help us innovate, inspire and drive growth, taking advantage of the market opportunities that lie ahead.”
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead this team and execute on the Enterprise’s strategic plan for growth” said Ryan. “Wall is in a unique position to leverage the impact technology is having on this sector, and I’m excited to be here.”
Having spent most of his career as an education technology executive, Sean joined WFE in December from Fuel Education, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager and as a member of the senior executive team for K12 Inc., its parent company. Before his role with Fuel Education, Sean was Senior Vice President, Sales, Service and Platform for the K-12 Group at McGraw-Hill Education. He has also held leadership roles at other organizations within the education industry, including Campus Management and The Princeton Review of Japan.
Sean began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a military intelligence officer. He earned his Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Soviet Studies and Russian from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
We at ASLON are grateful to all of those who contributed to the successful completion of this critical search for Wall Family Enterprise. We spoke to many people who offered advice, referrals, or expressed interest, and we sincerely thank you.
Wall Family Enterprise was founded in 1905 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company’s brands include Demco, Hatch, Gaylord Archival, Demco Europe, Maudesport and Timstar with offices located in the US and UK. Their work is focused on advancing learning and enrichment at all stages of life.