Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education


Steve Fireng is chief executive officer of Keypath Education. Keypath Education is dedicated to creating global access to high-quality online education by partnering with the world’s best universities to launch and grow high-quality degree programs via its online program management (OPM) solution. Mr. Fireng has morethan 25 years of postsecondary education experience, having led both institutional and corporate teams to capitalize on changing student preferences and marketplace trends.

As group president of Career Education Corporation’s University Group, which included American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University, Mr. Fireng grew 100 percent online degree programs and dozens of site-based campuses into a portfolio with more than $600 million in revenue and 31,000 students over a 5 year period.

As chief executive officer and president of Embanet Compass Knowledge Group, now Pearson Embanet, Mr. Fireng partnered with top USNWR-ranked universities such as USC, Boston University, and Vanderbilt to launch fully online degree programs. These partnerships entailed funding, marketing, admissions, retention, course design and development, and technicalsupport. Mr. Fireng’s teams achieved industry-leading graduation rates and generated new and sustainable revenue streams for university partners.

At Keypath Education, Mr. Fireng leads an extraordinary team of 250+ higher education experts in four countries –the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. He is driven to deliver on the company’s mission to create global access to online education.

Mr. Fireng holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University’s W.A. Franke College of Business.