Chief Executive Officer


Jim joined Regent as President and then was elevated to the role of Chief Executive Officer. In this role he is responsible for leading Regent's growth strategy and overseeing all aspects of solution and implementation development, client success, and business performance and planning.

Jim is a 20-year veteran of education technology and education services and has built significant relationships with both education institutions and other education partners over this time period. Previously, Jim was with Blackboard in numerous executive leadership positions including serving as the General Manager, Blackboard Analytics; the Senior Vice President, Product Management for Blackboard Learn; and the Senior Vice President of Global Services. Previously, Mr. Hermens served as the Chief Executive Officer of Educate Online, and the Vice President of Product Management and Services of Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc. Jim began his education industry career with Sylvan Learning / Laureate Education, where he served as both a Director, Business Development, and the Vice President, Operations of Sylvan International (Laureate) Universities.

Mr. Hermens is an Air Force veteran who served both in Desert Storm and in support of INF treaty implementation within the former Soviet Union. Mr. Hermens received an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA degree from the Darden School, University of Virginia. He was named a Shermet Scholar for outstanding academic achievement.