Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEA) is a leading provider of educational training seminars, conferences and services. Founded in 1992, LEA is a global company dedicated to providing quality financial education with headquarters in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. offers comprehensive instruction and mentorship in the areas of real estate investing, financial instruments investing and personal finance. Our curriculum is designed to help people progress from beginner to educated investor. Students often begin their journey to financial freedom at one of our FREE Workshops. They can then continue with a 3-Day Training followed by our Elite Training programs. Trainings are delivered, live, online and on-demand.
With more than 150 employees and nearly 60 independent contractors worldwide, Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is committed to bringing the message of financial education to the people of the world. Over 700,000 people have attended one of our free workshops and we currently have students in over 100 countries.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Humpage has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since November 10, 2014 and a director of Tigrent Inc. since November 10, 2014. Mr. Humpage has been the CEO of our predecessor since September 4, 2012 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of our predecessor since May 23, 2012. Mr. Humpage was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Government Liquidation, the leading online auction website for federal government surplus and scrap assets, from 1998 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he worked in the construction materials, manufacturing and professional service industries specializing in early-stage and troubled organizations. A certified public accountant and a British chartered accountant, Mr. Humpage holds a MBA Finance degree from Western International University (1995)
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Baeza was formerly the Company's Interim CFO from June 2015 and Vice President and Corporate Controller from April 2015. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Baeza held various senior finance positions, including Director of Financial Reporting and Assistant Corporate Controller, at Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., where he played a significant role in its initial public offering in 2009. Mr. Baeza held various finance positions from 2003 to 2008 at Spectra Energy Corp., and was a key member of the leadership team that successfully transacted a carve-out initial public offering of several of its pipeline and natural gas storage assets in 2007. Mr. Baeza began his career as a member of the accounting and auditing practice at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1995 to 1998 and earned a B.B.A. degree in accounting and finance from Florida International University. Mr. Baeza is also the Chief Financial Officer of Tigrent Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Edwards has served as our Chief Operating Officer since November 10, 2014. Mr. Edwards has served as the Chief Operating Officer of our predecessor since May 2013. Mr. Edwards joined the Company in 2002 as general manager of our U.K. office, and was promoted to U.K. Managing Director in 2004 and to President of International Operations in 2006. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Edwards worked for and subsequently owned Jongor Limited, a single London Depot operation. Between 1991 and 1997, Mr. Edwards served time in the British Army in various capacities. Mr. Edwards holds a B.A. in Business Studies from the University of Greenwich, London (1991).
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. May has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since August 24, 2015. Prior to that, Mr. May was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel since November 10, 2014. Mr. May was appointed Corporate Secretary on May 31, 2017. In his current role he is responsible for the Company's Legal, Human Resources and Compliance functions.
Mr. May has served as the General Counsel of our predecessor since May 2009 and as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel since September 2009. He joined the Company in June 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, he held the position of Associate General Counsel with Gateway Computers, where he was, at various times, the chief legal counsel for the Gateway Country Stores retail division and for the Business and Government Sales division, where he managed the Contract Management organization. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel with Blockbuster Videos, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Dallas, Texas where he was the chief legal counsel for domestic store operations. Mr. May has a B.A. degree from American University (1981) and a J.D. degree from Catholic University Law School (1984).
Senior Vice President
Prior to joining Legacy Education Alliance, Mr. Dummar held various senior positions within the U.S. Army. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel with over 26 years of management experience. Included in those years, is 20 years of Special Operations experience around the World, both as a warfighter and as a trainer and advisor to soldiers in South America, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Vice President, UK and International
Mr. Foster joined the Company in April 2002 as Event Manager of the UK division. During his time with the Company he has held several positions including UK Operations Manager, UK General Manager and most recently Managing Director of the UK and International divisions. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Foster lived and worked in South Africa where he held the position of Sales and Solutions Manager (Africa) for a global internet solutions company. Mr. Foster studied Business through UNISA and IT through both Microsoft and Compaq.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Mrs. Perkins began serving as Vice President of Global Marketing in 2016. She joined the company in 2004 and has managed various departments in the company including Marketing, Event Planning, Product Development, Corporate Communications, and Shipping and Logistics. She has over a decade of experience in the educational training seminar and services industry. A natural leader, her greatest strengths include communication, brand psychology, brand strategy and creative marketing. Mrs. Perkins has a passion for marketing, writing and the arts and studied Business Management at Santa Fe College.
Vice President of Information Technology
Martin Ehrhard has served as the Vice President of Information Technology since November 2016. Mr. Ehrhard joined the company in October 1998 and is an accomplished IT professional with two decades of security, engineering, and technology management experience. He is currently working to implement and maintain a cloud technology strategy for Legacy Education Alliance that is student-centric while aligning with the global business objectives. Mr. Ehrhard is an avid student of technology and studied professionally through Microsoft Learning and Oracle Education.