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Regent Education

Built for financial aid. Backed by EdTech leaders.

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Immersed in Financial Aid Since Day One

For over 10 years, Regent Education has helped institutions to simplify and automate the management of the most complex financial aid scenarios, eliminate enrollment barriers, and maximize institutional scholarship dollars. 

Making a Difference Through Financial Aid Automation


$ 2.5 B

in financial aid awarded annually to 500K+ students

60 %

less time spent processing financial aid

$ 28 M

awards distributed and 4k enrollments in new CBE programs in <4 years

50 %

decrease in per student cost over 18 months

20 %

reduction in financial aid office workload
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Backed by Forward-Thinking EdTech Investors

With a collective of leading EdTech investors behind us, Regent Education puts its 400 years of collective experience to work, developing a holistic suite of cloud-based solutions designed to meet all of an institution’s financial aid needs. 


An experienced, dedicated team with deep education and domain expertise.

Jim Hermens

Jim Hermens

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Otten

Tony Otten

Chief Financial Officer

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Ron Dinwiddie

Chief Product Officer

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Daniel Hoult

Director Of Solution Architecture

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Michael Shollenberger

Vice President of Product Development

Katie Blot

Katie Blot

Vice President, Delivery Services

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Vice President, Sales

Heather Hodgson

Heather Hodgson

Vice President, Marketing

Board of Directors

A team of dedicated investment leaders.

Jim Hermens

Jim Hermens

CEO, Regent Education

Greg Baroni

Greg Baroni

CEO, Attain Capital Partners

Wright Steenrod

Wright Steenrod

Partner, Chrysalis Ventures

Robb Doub

Robb Doub

General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

William E Kirwan

William E. Kirwan

Special Advisor to the Board and CEO


A collective of leading, forward-thinking EdTech investors.

Attain Capital Partners

Attain Capital Partners invests in growth-stage companies in the knowledge economy. We seek to partner with firms delivering high-value technology-enabled solutions and services to business, government, and education clients. Our mission is simple: Truly empower teams while building lasting partnerships that make a real impact. For more information, please visit

Chrysalis Ventures

Chrysalis Ventures manages one of Mid-America’s largest funds for early-stage and growth investments with approximately $400 million under management. Since 1993, the firm has invested in over 65 companies, primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors. With headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Chrysalis has offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. The firm seeks to partner with entrepreneurs to build enduring businesses in industries undergoing significant transformation. For more information, please visit

CNF Investments LLC

Established in 1997, CNF is an affiliate of Clark Enterprises, Inc., an active investor in venture capital and private equity. CNF, led by Robert Flanagan, manages over $350 million in capital with current investments in technology, healthcare, oil and gas, social media and education. CNF will consider direct as well as fund investments and seeks partnerships with experienced and passionate entrepreneurs and co-investors to build great companies. CNF focuses on growth stage companies, but will consider investments in early and late stage businesses as well. CNF conducts thorough and efficient diligence processes, but focuses most of its analysis on the potential investment’s management team and other key players. CNF believes that success is based on the right combination of people, experience, hard work, focus and execution.

New Markets Venture Partners

New Markets Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in and actively assists innovative education, information technology, and business services companies. The New Markets Team has decades of experience investing in and building high growth companies, maintains proprietary relationships with centers of innovation, and has particular domain expertise around technology and education. It prides itself on working to add value before, during and after the investment process. Visit for more information.