ESI International Appoints New Vice President of Business Operations

Arlington, Va., USA - February 16, 2012

ESI International, the world's leading project management training company, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Koide to Vice President of Business Operations.

Prior to joining ESI International, Ms. Koide held leadership and strategic roles within Blackboard, Inc. and Sapient. At Blackboard, she served as Vice President, Consulting Delivery and Operations, where she was responsible for the direction and management of global consulting and delivery operations. While at Sapient, she served in a global operations and program management capacity on an international level establishing a new operating unit in Sydney, Australia and leading client delivery in the Chicago, London and Washington DC offices.

Joining ESI International’s executive management team, Ms. Koide will focus on developing a high-performing operations team driving process improvement initiatives with direct oversight of the company’s public enrollment business, including telesales, customer service and logistics.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Jennifer’s caliber join the ESI family,” said ESI International President and CEO John Elsey. “Her prior experience will enable her to quickly assume responsibility for the full breadth of ESI business operations including capacity planning, financial and strategic planning and analysis, and the transformation of the client delivery experience.”

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About ESI International

ESI International is a global project-focused training company, helping people around the world improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative training in project management, business analysis and contract management. In addition to ESI’s more than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI offers several certificate programs through our educational partner, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI’s programs have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide. For more information visit www.esi-intl.com.