The Quaternary Education Company operates globally from a base in the UK to deliver client excellence in executive education, in association with 3E Executive Education Expertise USA. 

Adam Gordon, PhD
Adam is the former Director of Executive and Corporate Education at the University of Witwatersrand, and has been a designer, developer, or provider of executive education with various institutions including Monash GSB, Cedep, Stanford Center for Professional Development, Skolkovo, and the University of Cape Town. Adam combines executive development with strategic foresight: working to prepare leaders for what's coming next. As an INSEAD MBA he has been an industry advisor, workshop facilitator, and public speaker in planning and foresight, and approaches executive education from the point of view of enterprise strategy and senior leadership concerns. He is the author of “Future Savvy" (Amacom Press, NY) and authors the leadership education page "Management By Looking Ahead". With a foot in both worlds, Adam often works between developed and emerging markets, and is a relative specialist in this.

In association with 3E:

Bill Sheurer
Bill is Executive Director of UNICON, a Global Consortium of Executive Education Providers Former Director of the Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota. Bill provides talent strategy and executive education consulting services to companies and universities looking for world class programs and services, including a full range of assessment, design, development, delivery, measurement, and evaluation policies, practices and procedures. He also serves as the Executive Director of UNICON, a global consortium of approximately 95 major universities providing executive education programs and service (  He manages the strategy and activities of the Board of Directors and Committees including Research, Benchmarking, Conferences, Membership, Communication and Finance. Bill led the Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota where he was responsible for the vision, strategy, and execution of the executive education business for 20 years.

Ellie Weldon, PhD
A former Executive Education professor at business schools in Europe, Asia and North America, Ellie is an independent executive education professor with twenty years of experience teaching in MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, and customized leadership development programs in North America, Europe, and Asia. As an independent professor, she works with business schools around the world to design and deliver executive education with impact. Her goal is to help managers do their jobs better by delivering successful executive learning experiences. She also works with executive education professors to help them develop their executive education skills. She uses teaching tips, learning tools, learning guidelines and design worksheets to coach professors and to deliver formal faculty development programs based on research into effective executive education practices and her own experience as an executive education professor.

Stephen LaCivita
A former Associate Dean of Executive Education, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Steve LaCivita has over 31 years of experience producing double-digit annual compounded growth in the Executive Education field. At Booth he led the Executive Education unit and the Gleacher Conference Center Stephen developed and rolled out the Executive Education unit as a start-up initiative of Chicago Booth in 1996. His responsibilities included: strategy development and execution; faculty and staff recruiting; strategic marketing planning and product line decisions; setting organizational policies; design and implementation of operational processes; and design and development of the organizational structure. Under his direction, Chicago Booth’s Executive Education has become a highly successful organization and has experienced dramatic growth, moving from zero to over $20 million in annual revenue. It has been ranked among the world’s top executive education programs in surveys conducted by The Financial Times, Business Week, and the Economist business publications. In the 2014 FT survey, Booth was the top rated US business school coming in at number 2 in open programs and number 6 overall.

Lou Centini
A former Managing Director of Executive Education at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Lou currently provides consulting services to companies and universities in the areas of strategy, business development, operations, leadership and executive coaching. He is the former Managing Director, Executive Education at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. For more than 25 years, he contributed to the significant growth of the executive education business resulting in a $20plusmillion business, over 130 program offerings attended by more than 3000 executives and a top five global ranking. This was accomplished by Lou’s hands-on leadership style combined with extensive experience in every aspect of executive education including business development, marketing, client relationship management, strategy, program design and operations.

Marie Eiter, PhD
A former Executive Director of Executive Development Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Marie assists business school deans in evaluating the operational effectiveness of their existing executive education programs as well as in developing strategies for growth. Marie has actively worked in the field of executive education for over 30 years. From 2001-2006 she was Executive Director of Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Under her leadership as Executive Director, Sloan’s rankings in custom executive programs rose from unranked to #6 as rated by the Financial Times. During the same period revenues increased 300%. At MIT Sloan, Marie worked closely with global organizations across a range of industries from petrochemicals to bioscience, enhancing their ability to compete in an economy driven by increasing technological and social complexity. Previous to her appointment at MIT, she served as Director of Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (1991-2001).