Presented by Eric Dirst, President Online Services, DeVry Education Group
Dirst was appointed President of DeVry Online Services in 2013. The online organization supports all of DeVry Group's institutions and is one of the largest online operations in the U.S. He is also co-chairman of enterprise operational excellence with the Chief Accounting Officer, and the senior leadership sponsor for the educational technology Research & Development efforts.
Dirst, who joined DeVry Group in 2008 as VP and CIO, brings 28 years of experience within the information technology field. During Dirst's tenure as CIO, DeVry Group was named an InformationWeek Top 500 for IT Innovation (2009-2013) and earned the Top 100 in 2011. In addition, International Data Group's Computerworld recognized DeVry Group as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology in 2013.
Dirst joined DeVry Group from SIRVA Inc., a global provider of relocation and moving services for consumers, corporations and governments. SIRVA's brands include Allied International, Allied Van Lines, North American Van Lines, and SIRVA Relocation. While at SIRVA, Dirst served most recently as Vice President and CIO.
Prior to SIRVA, Dirst held senior positions with firms including IQ4hire Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick, and Covansys, a NASDAQ company which was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in 2007.