President, ECMC Education and ECMC Group Development
As president of ECMC Education and ECMC Group Development, Josh Slayton leads all operational and strategic growth activities for ECMC Education. These activities reflect a technology-driven approach to career and technical education, encompassing new program development, program delivery methodologies and modalities, and student services under the Altierus Career College brand. Mr. Slayton also oversees ECMC Group’s mergers and acquisitions activities and Education Impact Fund, a $250 million corporate venture fund. Before assuming his role as president, Mr. Slayton served as senior vice president of corporate development and impact investing for ECMC Group.
Prior to joining ECMC Group in 2018, Mr. Slayton was chief operating officer for LMPS Holdings, the successor holding company for Meritas, LLC, a network of for-profit, private K-12 schools. In this and preceding finance, strategy and operating roles, Josh oversaw development of operating and strategic plans for the schools and company and helped lead the $582.5 million sale to Nord Anglia Education in 2015 and subsequent $40 million sale of additional schools in 2017. He also led the $290 million dividend recap in 2014 and a $245 million refinancing in 2013.
Prior to joining Meritas, Mr. Slayton was in corporate restructuring for FTI Consulting, working as a financial advisor on large corporate bankruptcies. He started his career with Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services, underwriting and servicing a portfolio of small business loans.
Mr. Slayton has a master of business administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.