Corrective Education Company Builds Executive Team for Rapid Growth
CEC Completes Funding Round; Assembles Executive Team With Retail
Sales, Product Innovation and Government Relations Experts
OREM, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- "With nearly two years of
product innovation, customer deployments and market validation as
fuel, we are now ready to take our program 'Prime Time,'"
enthusiastically declared Darrell Huntsman, founder and vice chairman
of Corrective Education Company (CEC). "We are firmly committed to
reinventing how petty crimes are handled for retailers and reducing
recidivism for first-time, low risk offenders using technology to
unite law enforcement, prosecutors, and retailers. Today we are
announcing the completion of our third round of funding, which will
help us accelerate sales and marketing efforts and add resources to
support the growing demand for its offender-funded educational
Among the added resources are new members of CEC's executive team,
-- Jeff Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer;
-- Richard Haddrill, chairman of the board;
-- Grover Trask, head of strategic government affairs;
-- Jeff Powers, senior vice president of business development; and
-- Mike McInelly, vice president of product and operations.
Mitchell comes to CEC after spending the past 16 years with Manhattan
Associates (MANH), a global solutions provider for supply chain
leaders. Mitchell most recently served as Manhattan Associates'
executive vice president, Americas, helping grow the company from 50
employees to more than 2,500, driving annual revenue from $15 million
to greater than $375 million, and successfully positioning it as the
recognized market leader in supply chain with a market valuation of
more than $1.4 billion.
"With thousands of individuals having benefited from our training
course, numerous successful pilot projects with major retailers and a
rapidly growing list of interested retailers, it is time to ramp up
our business to help lead the transformation of this industry," said
Huntsman. "We are excited, but not surprised, to have attracted these
talented, ethical, and experienced professionals who are passionate
about our company and its mission."
Mitchell commented, "CEC has developed a more efficient, more
economical and more compassionate way to manage retail theft. Our
vision for handling petty crimes will produce multi-billion dollar
benefits for retailers, the justice system, taxpayers and
communities. With the courts and prosecutors buried in cases, cities
and towns burdened with budget cuts and crime, and retailers
struggling to compete in a difficult economy, it's time for a
disruptive solution that truly lessens these burdens while giving
hope to individual, industries and communities. We have assembled a
world-class team of industry, business and technology experts who are
ready to take CEC to the next level and build upon the company's
Haddrill is currently the Chairman
of the Board of Bally Technologies (BYI), a successful billion dollar
global company providing sophisticated technology and services to the
gaming industry. Haddrill also served as CEO of Bally Technologies
from 2004 to 2012. He came to Bally Technologies from Manhattan
Associates (MANH) where he was CEO for five years. Prior to Manhattan
Associates, Haddrill was CEO of Powerhouse Technologies, Inc (PWRH).
He has also served on the board of directors for six public companies
and three venture-backed businesses. Haddrill joins Mitchell and
Huntsman and successful business executives Glenn Bingham and
entrepreneur Curt Bracken to comprise the Board of Directors.
Powers has more than 28 years of experience in sales and
sales leadership positions serving the retail loss prevention
industry, most recently as vice president of sales at Verint Video
Services. He has also worked in senior leadership sales and business
development roles with Biometric Access Company, ThingMagic and
Trask is special counsel in Best Best & Krieger LLP's
Municipal Law practice group where he leads the firm's public policy
and ethics sub-practice group. Trask served for nearly a quarter
century as Riverside County District Attorney and 32 years as a
prosecutor. As District Attorney, he headed the fourth largest
District Attorneys office in California with an annual budget of $85
million and a staff of over 800 people, including 256 attorneys.
Trask received his Jurist Doctorate from the University of San Diego.
McInelly joins CEC after working at Adobe as Industry
Strategy & Marketing Manager. He previously worked at Microsoft
Corporation where he created first-ever sophisticated multivariate
statistical analysis at Microsoft to predict attrition across custom
populations. While at Microsoft he was awarded the top MBA intern.
McInelly earned an MBA from Brigham Young University, where he was
awarded the prestigious Hawes award for finishing among the top 5
percent of MBA graduates.
CEC works with individuals, retailers, government
officials, law enforcement agencies, security firms, parents and
schools to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient
alternative to judicial prosecution. Using innovative technology and
proven online educational tools, CEC is building accountability that
drives changes, unites communities and promotes trust. CEC's retail
loss prevention program reduces shrink, enhances retailers' loss
prevention efforts without adding any costs or complexities to
current programs, and decreases government workload related to petty
crimes. The program also includes a self-guided online life skills
course that provides offenders with the tools and training they need
to move beyond past mistakes. For more information, visit
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