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Management Team and Staff

EDU Internet Strategies offers customized solutions to our customers. It utilizes the talent and systems that have made and famous. Among the people available are:

Mark ShayMark Shay
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Since founding Educational Directories Unlimited, Mark Shay has been committed to EDU's mission of serving the academic community and functioning as the bridge between students and educators. Shay's 22 years of experience in the collegiate marketplace have made him one of the leading authorities in the field, and he continues to lead EDU forward as it drives the quickly evolving market of computer-based student recruiting. Mark also shares his expertise by presenting at numerous academic conferences. He has been quoted in many national media outlets, such as The Cleaveland Jewish News, and WBOC TV news. He has also had appearances on CNBC and CNN. Click here to view 'Out of the Cubicle and into the Classroom'.

Shay is also a member and supporter of several education-related organizations including the Council of Graduate Schools, NAGAP, NAFSA and The Forum on Education Abroad. Recently he has become involved with K-12 as the co-founder of Voyager Charter School. Shay also sits on the Board of Directors of BoxBundles, Inc., a fast growing e-commerce company.

Mark LandonMark Landon
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Landon has played a leading role in the creation and design of all EDU's products and services since the company's inception. Currently he oversees systems, development, and the technology direction for the organization. As such he is committed to finding innovative solutions that continue to help the company maintain its edge in a volatile and challenging industry. He is also active in the study abroad field, a member of NAFSA, and a regular presenter at NAFSA events.

Sherry MelchiorSherry Melchior

Sherry provides a core component to the team, as a Graphics Designer for EDU-IS. Her role as a designer encompasses all aspects of the team's marketing strategies including print and web design, branding, strategic imaging, and more. Prior to joining EDU-IS she was providing graphics and operation support for our Internet directories including and In helping to provide website design and redesign services to the EDU-IS client base, Sherry is committed to helping realize the vision that clients have for their recruiting efforts.

Paul FlemingPaul Fleming

As a recent addition to the EDU-IS team, Paul Fleming brings to the company his extensive experience in both the educational and non-profit arenas. His years as a teacher, in social services, and as a consultant have given Paul a solid foundation in the market, and he welcomes the challenge of using this knowledge to provide the highest quality results to the clients EDU-IS serves. He also brings to the enterprise a unique perspective from his Australian upbringing. Paul maintains a strong commitment to the company's mission and is confident in the framework and the abilities of the EDU-IS team.

Adam Plante

Adam Plante brings to EDU Internet Strategies the fusion of artistic vision and functional programming. A graduate from the Multimedia and Web Design program at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, he is well rounded in visual aesthetics as well as practical coding techniques. He is versed in the use of PHP, JavaScript, ASP, SQL, MySQL, Flash, and many other dynamic programming languages and authoring programs. His experience with database driven web pages, information architecture, and intuitive design make him an asset to EDU- IS.

Rick SimmonsRick Simmons

Rick Simmons is the lead sales strategist for EDU Internet Strategies. He brings to the group many years of experience in the software and internet sales field.



Vicky JillsonVicky Jillson

Vicky Jillson is a recent addition to the EDU IS team. She brings a wealth of knowledge of customer service and sales assistance to the company.



EDU Internet Strategies Awareness and Image

EDU-IS utilizes a cutting-edge team of Awareness and Image specialists who contribute their knowledge of graphic design, copy writing and editing, marketing, and a variety of other areas to our projects. The members of the A&I team are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality results to help you achieve the distinctive and professional products you require and deserve.