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Pratt is a seasoned CEO who helps companies drive growth quickly through superior management and execution, franchise network creation/expansion, international new market entry, acquisition-led growth, and growth capital fundraising. He has led companies in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America in the Education and EdTech, Franchising, and Financial Services markets. He has specific expertise in turnarounds, multi-site operations, online and blended learning, B2B and B2C sales, enterprise-level software development (specifically Learning Management and CRM systems), debt and equity fundraising, M&A (both buy-side and sell-side), company share buybacks, ESOPs, and executive compensation.
As CEO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, the world’s largest independent IT training company and Microsoft’s largest training partner with over 300 locations in over 50 countries, Pratt completed a turnaround in 3 years and led a “Take-Private” transaction to take the company from a delisted public company to a privately held company at a valuation of more than 3x the pre-turnaround stock price.
“In addition to his success as CEO of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Earle has gained extensive experience in various positions across a multitude of industries – including serving as CFO of a $75 million revenue multinational company; COO of Wall Street English, one of the world’s largest English language instructional companies; and the partner in charge of Higher Education Investing for Sylvan Ventures, a $440 million Venture Capital fund founded by Sylvan Learning,” said Mark Moses, CEO and Founding Partner of CEO Coaching International. “He brings a vast amount of experience as a successful leader to the CEO Coaching International team and will help other leaders reach that same level of success.”
While working as a management consultant in the Financial Institutions Group in the Moscow and London offices of A.T. Kearney, Pratt designed the first automotive credit program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and created a “Country Strategy” for the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the U.S., Earle worked for Sylvan Learning/Laureate Education, leading deal teams acquiring Laureate’s initial network of on-campus and online U.S. and international universities in Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland. He was also a Member of the Board of Linguaphone & Direct English Ltd., a leading English language instructional company based in London, U.K.
“I am extremely excited to join such an impressive group of CEOs and strategic industry partners as part of the CEO Coaching International coaching team. For me, helping clients exceed their growth expectations is an inspiring and energizing calling. I look forward to leveraging my experience in a variety of industries, roles and worldwide markets to assist our clients in achieving their dreams,” Pratt said.
Pratt received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the YPO Baltimore/Washington and Barcelona chapters. He has lived in Russia, Ukraine, and the U.K., and speaks native English, fluent Spanish, conversational Russian, and basic Catalan. He holds both U.S. and Irish citizenship.
Pratt is a Board Member and former Chairman of the Board of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Waldorf School of Baltimore. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and three children and enjoys seeing live music, rowing (crew), and playing golf and tennis with his kids.
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