ESM Hires Larry Schwartz as Legal Counsel

Highlands Ranch, CO — November 1, 2010 — ESM, a provider of student lifecycle solutions to help schools enroll, graduate and place students, today announced the addition of Larry Schwartz as Legal Counsel. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Schwartz has extensive expertise in the areas of contracts and negotiations, acquisitions and financing, and federal and state regulatory compliance.

"Compliance always has been and will continue to be top of mind for us at ESM as we rely on the highest level of professional integrity when representing our clients and supporting their students," said Doug Kelsall, CEO of ESM. "The regulatory landscape in education is constantly changing, and Larry’s keen legal eye and expert insight will be critical as we continue to implement the processes and technology to ensure strict legal and regulatory compliance. Larry will play a key role in evolving and monitoring our safeguards, processes and controls to ensure our teams consistently adhere to all regulations and act in the best interest of our clients and their students."

“I welcome this opportunity with ESM – it is refreshing to see a company be so proactive when it comes to compliance and putting students first,” said Schwartz. “ESM follows a high level of standards, and as we work together to make sure our clients’ and their students’ needs are being met, I look forward to engaging with clients and agents so we can make the student experience even better.”

Schwartz earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Denver, where he graduated magna cum laude. He has served as General and Legal Counsel for such companies as New Global Telecom; Verso Technologies, Inc.; Clarent Corporation; Peak Software Solutions, Inc.; and Evolving System, Inc. He started his career at the firm of Holme Roberts & Owen.

In addition to compliance management, Schwartz will be in charge of all ESM legal matters, including the company’s client and vendor contracts, property leasing and product and service intellectual property rights.

About ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. Leveraging its highly trained people, performance-driven processes and advanced technology, the company complements an institution’s in-house teams. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only call center in the country with more than 700 employees, delivering rapid, cost-effective lead processing, high contact rates and strong conversion rates. Additionally, ESM provides student retention solutions to improve graduation rates, as well as career placement services to help students succeed professionally. To learn more, please visit http://www.esm-sls.com.

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