Meet our team.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Guy Bell became Concorde’s President and CEO in late January 2015. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and was instrumental in enhancing Concorde’s marketing and admissions performance, improved outcomes and increased efficiency.
Prior to joining Concorde, Guy served as President of Brown Mackie Colleges (a group of 28 schools). Over his career in higher education, Guy has led more than 100 campuses in offering a wide range of degrees for large publicly traded school groups and small regional groups alike.
“My passion for community-focused, skills-based career education has grown over the years. Meeting with thousands of students and graduates has underscored the value that everyone counts and every day counts. My leadership approach aligns well with the Concorde Pillars: Student-Centered, Achievement-Driven and Community-Based – reaffirming my belief that staying with each person on their journey of meeting their full potential requires our team to work to our full potential. ‘As we teach, so we learn.’”
Chief Financial Officer
Juli Fisher serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Concorde and is responsible for all financial aspects of the college as well as handling collections, purchasing and facilities. Juli joined Concorde in February 2014 with over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in a broad range of industries, including health care. She started her career in public accounting with a specialization in managing financial institutions before moving into the private industry, in roles ranging from Director of Accounting to Controller and CFO. She has experience working within both large- and medium-sized organizations, including H&R Block, Lab One, Rehab Designs of America, NextMedia, BankLine Holding Company and, most recently, NetSmart Technologies.
Juli is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kansas State University.
Senior Vice President of Academic Operations
Jami Frazier serves as the Sr. Vice President of Academic Operations and has 20 years’ experience in education. Prior to her current role, Jami served as the Sr. Vice President of Operations, Vice President – Central Region, Kansas City Campus President and Vice President of Student Affairs, where she was responsible for all programs related to student retention and graduate employment. Jami joined Concorde Career Colleges Inc. in November 2007 as the National Director of Student Services. Prior to joining Concorde, Jami spent eight years serving in the higher education division of Kaplan Inc. During her tenure there, Jami’s roles included Director of Finance, Director of Operations and Campus President. Prior to her time in proprietary postsecondary education, she worked in secondary education for ACCESS, a nonprofit organization. As an ACCESS Advisor, Jami facilitated after-school mentoring programs, college visits and advising sessions for college admittance.
Jami holds a degree from the University of Nebraska in Human Resources with an emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Chief Compliance Officer
Cecilia serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Concorde. She leads the Regulatory Operations and Compliance Department as well as Default Management and Financial Aid. She oversees a wide range of activities with direct impact on educational benefits and student aid programs and maintains oversight of all institutional, state, programmatic and other regulator-driven actions that impact Concorde schools. Cecilia comes to Concorde with 17 years of compliance-focused experience, including 11 years in higher education, spanning roles from Consultant to Vice President of Regulatory Operations for a large educational organization.
Senior Vice President of Operations
As the Senior Vice President of Operations, Derek is responsible for strategy and execution as it relates to operations across all Concorde’s campuses. Derek has served in many positions at Concorde, most recently as Vice President of Marketing & Enrollment Services.
Derek has worked in higher education since Day 1 and started his career in Information Technology. Prior to joining Concorde, he worked at Murray State University and Grantham University in multiple positions, primarily in IT. In these positions, Derek was able to collaborate with campus colleagues to create innovative process, technology and data-driven solutions that created both efficiencies and market advantage. This skillset eventually led Derek to transition out of Information Technology into Marketing, Admissions and Operations.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Systems Management from Murray State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governors University.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
The majority of Graham’s career has been spent in education. Originally from Canada, in 1995 he accepted a position supporting students and faculty at a public university in Washington state, and in 2001 moved to the private sector with a small for-profit in San Diego. That school was acquired by a much larger organization in 2003. His career with this multinational education organization spanned over a decade and 10 states as well as Australia. He has held the positions of Instructor, Academic Dean, Campus President, Group Director of Education and, while in Australia, National Director of Operations.
Graham holds a Master of Arts degree in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
Vice President of Admissions
Eric started at Concorde in July 2015 as Regional Director of Admissions and oversaw multi-site management in admissions operations, functions and procedures. Previously, he worked as Vice President of Admissions and Regional Vice President of Operations at Medtech, where he was responsible for all admissions staffing, practices, training and results over all locations. He also served as Regional Vice President of Admissions and Marketing at Kaplan Higher Education, where he was responsible for admissions operations for up to 20 campuses and previously was president of its campus in Franklin Mills, Pa.
Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President, Human Resources
Martin Riggs oversees Concorde Career Colleges’ Human Resource functions, including associate development, recruiting, associate relations, benefits and compensation. Since arriving in July 2014, he has worked through the reorganization of support teams to better serve Concorde associates on the campuses and at the Campus Support Center.
Martin came to Concorde from DineEquity, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. where he served as Director, Field and Franchise Human Resources for two years. He’s spent much of his professional life in the food service and restaurant industry, working in human resources for Applebee’s, Taco Bell, Chili’s and Panera Bread.
Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Missouri.