John M. Schobel

John M. Schobel
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
As a founding member of RegEd, John has worked for more than 20 years to transform RegEd into the market-leading provider of regulatory compliance education and enterprise solutions for the financial services industry. Under his leadership and direction, RegEd ascended from a single-product company into the industry leader, serving hundreds of enterprise clients and more than one million end users.

Beginning in 2000, John worked to expand RegEd beyond its traditional role as the leading provider of continuing education to agents and advisors.  Directing a seasoned team of technologists and engaging key clients in the process, RegEd created RegEd’s enterprise compliance management platform with integrated compliance workflow, process automation and reporting capabilities critical to maintaining compliance with state and federal financial services rules and regulations. Today, the platform is implemented in the top broker-dealers and insurance companies in the country.  Through additional development and strategic acquisitions, RegEd’s platform has evolved into an unparalleled solution in the financial services compliance industry.

John’s passions include product management, a truly consultative client engagement process, and, above all, a commitment to client satisfaction.  This commitment has given shape to RegEd’s organizational structure, which is client-experience focused and has enabled the company to create strong and lasting client relationships.  It has also resulted in a solution-driven sales philosophy, continuous product innovation and a customer service model that has helped earn RegEd a reputation as a creative, responsive market leader that fully understands and responds to its clients’ needs.

John holds a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Stephanie Buchanan
Stephanie Buchanan

Chief Client Success Officer
RegEd’s most valuable asset is our robust, diverse and loyal client base.  For nearly 20 years, Stephanie has successfully established, built, and nurtured relationships with RegEd’s clients–the industry’s largest broker-dealers, insurance companies and banks.  Stephanie possesses deep expertise across RegEd’s portfolio of financial compliance solutions, and an intimate knowledge of the financial services compliance industry. As Chief Client Success Officer, Stephanie engages clients both in one-on-one detailed conversations and in collaborative sessions designed to tackle industry challenges together.

Joining RegEd in 2000, Stephanie has held progressive positions in Account Management, Implementation, Operations and Client Services. As SVP of Strategic Client Relationships, Stephanie built solid, long-lasting relationships with RegEd’s largest enterprise clients, implementing account strategies to better serve clients that utilize multiple RegEd solutions.  Stephanie also established RegEd’s implementation team, a Center of Excellence for RegEd that employs a highly consultative methodology to ensure RegEd products are configured to serve each firm’s unique compliance needs.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. She is an active member of the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) and acts as a court appointed volunteer in North Carolina’s Guardian ad Litem Program, where she advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

Eric Christiansen

Eric Christiansen
Chief Technology Officer
Eric serves as RegEd’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s technology and innovation strategy. Eric has been a long time technologist, with nearly 30 years in the field. His past experience comprises a variety of roles including President, COO, CIO, QA, Developer, Architect, and IT Manager.

Eric has extensive experience working for large commercial software providers, as well as aerospace and defense firms, such as Rockwell Collins (now Collins Aviation). In his career, Eric has supported a number initiatives for some of the world’s leading companies, including Siemens Medical, Philips Medical, General Motors, Boeing, Toyota Motors, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Boston Scientific and RegEd clients. Eric has spearheaded the creation of technology solutions that enable clients to bring product to market faster in various regulated industries including medical, aerospace, defense and more.

Eric has led initiatives to acquire and integrate technology platforms into his organizations, including the extension of technology to acquired organizations and subsidiaries. He has implemented and driven SDLC transformations to Agile at two previous organizations, and for a third time at RegEd.

Eric is trained in Deming Quality Theory and has facilitated seminars, published a number of articles, and produced podcasts explaining Deming’s theories. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University.

Ethan Floyd
Ethan Floyd

Chief Product Officer
Ethan recently joined RegEd’s Executive Team as our Chief Product Officer.  In this role, Ethan is responsible for platform and product strategy, overseeing several teams of product managers that support RegEd’s enterprise compliance applications.

Ethan has over 14 years of experience in helping financial services firms solve complex business challenges with technology, implementing some of the industry’s most sophisticated business requirements and transforming them into high-tech applications used by hundreds of firms throughout the industry.  Before accepting his new executive role, Ethan served as Senior Vice President of Product Management for RegEd’s Trax product suite and managed all of RegEd’s implementation operations.

Prior to joining RegEd, Ethan managed entrepreneurial programming at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), a nonprofit that provides education, mentoring and capital formation resources to startups in the technology and life science sectors.

Ethan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Margaret S. “Peggy” Fox

General Counsel
Peggy has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in roles that span regulator, compliance officer and legal counsel.  She joined RegEd in 1999 and currently serves as General Counsel, working with RegEd customers and vendors, providing counsel and regulatory advice to the executive team and human resources group, and acting to manage risk for the company.

Peggy’s deep knowledge of financial services regulation has been deployed by RegEd, in its continuing education courseware and in the development of the company’s suite of compliance management applications and tools. Prior to RegEd, Peggy was a First Vice President of Compliance at Salomon Smith Barney, providing compliance advice to the firm’s capital markets businesses on SEC and SRO regulations, as well as developing written supervisory procedures and compliance training for many of the firm’s trading desks and business units.

As an Enforcement Director at the New York Stock Exchange as, Peggy and her staff conducted numerous investigations of and prosecutions for violations of NYSE and SEC rules by NYSE member firms and their registered personnel.

Peggy received her B.A. with highest honors from the University of Florida. She also received her J.D. from the University of Florida, and is a member of the Florida Bar.

Debra Freitag
Debra Freitag

Chief Strategy Officer
Debra joined RegEd in 2006 upon the acquisition of CT Insurance Services / Xchange, the Wolters Kluwer business she had led since 1999. With more than 20 years’ experience in executive management, business strategy, full-life cycle product management and enterprise sales, Debra has achieved commercial success and strong revenue growth for multiple companies’ technology products and solutions. At RegEd, Debra is responsible for strategic planning, strategic marketing and key product and market growth initiatives.

Prior to joining RegEd, Debra was General Manager of CT Insurance Services, responsible for product development, product management, sales, relationship management and operations. Over the 7 years as GM, Debra oversaw the division’s growth from organic startup through the acquisition of marquee clients and evolution into the industry’s leading licensing and registration solution, now known as Xchange.

Previous to that she was responsible for the management and growth of a $100+ million product line at CCH Legal Information Services, a division of Wolters Kluwer. She also led two pioneering and highly successful initiatives: a major effort to move key transactional filing and search services to the web, and the firm’s market entrance into insurance compliance, which would become CT Insurance Services. Debra’s early career was focused in software sales and sales management.

Debra holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University and a Liberal Arts degree from City University of New York.

Chris Heggelund
Chris Heggelund

Chief Client Officer
Chris is RegEd’s Chief Client Officer and in this role, he directs RegEd’s Implementation, Customer Success and ongoing Customer Support functions to drive continuous client satisfaction, and meet and exceed growth objectives.

Chris is an industry veteran who has spent over twenty years in the InsureTech space, with the last decade building world-class services organizations. Chris is a highly accomplished business leader with significant experience in leading client services organizations through transformation focused on client onboarding, relationship management and customer success to deliver consistent revenue growth and client satisfaction. He has deep knowledge of insurance licensing and securities regulation, technology and customer success best practices.

Prior to joining RegEd, Chris held senior leadership positions in large U.S. and multi-national corporations focused on software solutions for the insurance vertical, responsible for leading and maturing their professional services, customer support, solution architecture, managed services and customer success functions.

Chris holds a Master’s of Science in Telecommunications Technology from Michigan State University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and Production Operations Management from Central Michigan University.

Beyond his passion for servicing customers, Chris is involved in his local community and is currently serving on a diversity committee aimed at providing college opportunities for minority students.

Glen Jasionowski
Glen Jasionowski

Chief Revenue Officer
Glen serves as RegEd’s Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for overseeing all of RegEd’s revenue streams and driving continued revenue growth. Glen manages the integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions within RegEd.

Prior to joining RegEd, Glen was Managing Director at FIS, Head of Global Major Accounts, owning the global sales and relationship strategy for enterprise financial services accounts. Glen worked with the firm’s largest tier-one accounts, including many shared RegEd clients and large banks. He and his team drove $500M in annual revenue through both renewals and new product sales. Prior to FIS, Glen spent a significant part of his career selling enterprise solutions at Experian with a focus on financial services.

Glen holds an MBA from Seton Hall University and received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Angela Pace
Angela Pace

Chief Operating Officer
As RegEd’s Chief Operating Officer, Angela has been an integral part of creating RegEd’s industry-leading financial services compliance offering.  Angela has dedicated nearly 20 years to growing RegEd’s product offering, ensuring client satisfaction, engaging RegEd employees, and partnering with regulators, industry groups, and clients to continually evolve RegEd’s products and services.

An attorney with deep expertise in financial services regulation, Angela also serves as RegEd’s Chief Regulatory Officer, leading RegEd’s Regulatory Affairs department.  Angela and her team of financial services experts and attorneys help RegEd’s clients identify impactful emerging regulations, understand their impacts and develop solutions to enable compliance and manage risk.

During her time at RegEd, Angela has held senior management and executive roles focused on product development and strategic initiatives.  Previously, Angela was a manager with a leading global provider of education to financial services corporations and an attorney.

Angela received her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Don Pratt
Don Pratt

Chief Financial Officer
Don serves as RegEd’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial operations. Don has been a CFO for the past 25 years in a variety of businesses, most recently in PE & VC backed technology, growth stage companies. He has been a steward of both revenue growth and improved profitability. Don has experience in SaaS companies, recently serving as CFO for Jive Communications, a leader in the UCaaS market, which he guided to acquisition by LogMeIn. He is a strategic CFO with strong operational experience focused on performance management and data-driven decision-making.

A valued member of RegEd’s Executive Team, Don goes beyond financial operations, working on cross-functional initiatives to improve client retention, ensure employee engagement and talent development, enhance operational efficiency and effectively manage vendor and partner relationships. Don is also involved in several strategic initiatives involving market assessment, sales strategy and product development.

Don received his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Babson College in Massachusetts.

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