Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President Operations
As Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President Operations, Mr. McCrae is responsible for managing and directing all activities relating to finance, accounting, tax, audit, facilities, and human resources. Mr. McCrae’s expanded role as the head of Operations includes management and oversight of the Client Services, Courseware Development, and Technology organizations. Mr. McCrae brings more than 20 years of experience to his position in working with various technology and software companies at which he focused on raising capital, mergers & acquisitions, integrations, rapid growth & downsizing, carve-out audits, and start-up related activities.
Prior to joining Corpedia, Mr. McCrae held several key senior financial roles including CFO of AFS Technologies, a provider of ERP software to the food and beverage industry; Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Thomson NETg, an e-learning technology company based in Arizona; and Vice President of Finance and Accounting for KnowledgeNet, Inc., an e-learning technology company based in Arizona.
Mr. McCrae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Finance. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. McCrae also was honored by having his board of directors reporting package selected by the Harvard Business School to be included as a case study in one of its courses.[close]
Erica Salmon Byrne
Executive Vice President, Compliance & Governance Solutions
Erica Salmon Byrne serves as the Executive Vice President of Compliance & Governance Solutions for Corpedia, Inc., an NYSE Euronext Company, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company and licensed credentialing partner of the Ethisphere Institute. Ms. Salmon Byrne works closely with Corpedia’s varied clients in addressing their compliance needs, including evaluating compliance programs against the hallmarks laid out in the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and drafting training programs.
Prior to joining Corpedia, Ms. Salmon Byrne practiced with DLA Piper in Washington, DC, where she focused in the areas of internal investigations, enforcement actions, government audits, and international law. Ms. Salmon Byrne has advocated on behalf of clients in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Georgia, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the House of Representatives’ Permanent Subcommittee’ for Oversight and Investigations. In addition, she assisted multinational companies in complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Export Controls.
Ms. Salmon Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree with Highest Distinction from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Salmon Byrne is currently serving as adjunct faculty, teaching business ethics in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, a department ranked the top three in the world by the Wall Street Journal for teaching ethics.[close]