Jeremy J. Wheaton
Jeremy J. Wheaton is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of ECMC Group and Zenith Education Group, where he leads a passionate team committed to closing the nation's skills gap, improving student loan repayment, and increasing college access and completion. Mr. Wheaton has dedicated his 20-plus-year career to building respected institutions within postsecondary and pre-K–12 education, made possible by superior teams.
Mr. Wheaton joined ECMC Group from Triumph Higher Education Group/Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, where he served most recently as president and CEO. In that role, Mr. Wheaton and his executive team set the strategic direction to recognize Escoffier Schools' vision of becoming the world's premier culinary and hospitality education provider, worked with the U.S. Department of Education to secure Title IV funding for Escoffier's innovative online program, and presided over industry-leading student and employee satisfaction and loyalty scores.
Previously, Mr. Wheaton served as chief operations officer at Meritas International Family of Schools, a global leader in pre-K through 12th grade preparatory schools, as well as Pearson Embanet, an online education management company. At both companies, he oversaw the business units and corporate functions, including global and domestic admissions, marketing and student services.
Mr. Wheaton held multiple school, corporate, and board leadership positions over his 18-year tenure at Career Education Corporation (CEC), culminating as chief executive officer of Colorado Technical University. In addition to leading multiple schools and functional areas, he consolidated all CEC student financial services, resulting in gold standard compliance and student outcomes. Mr. Wheaton also worked to acquire many of the quality school brands within CEC along with growing their online student body.
Mr. Wheaton received a bachelor's degree in finance and political science from Clarkson University and an MBA from Moravian College.