Brandon Pope Named Bridgepoint Education's Vice President, Corporate Controller

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 20, 2008)  Bridgepoint Education, recently recognized as the fastest growing private education company in the nation by Inc. magazine, has appointed Brandon Pope to the position of Vice President, Corporate Controller.  Pope will report directly to Chief Financial Officer, Dan Devine.


“We are excited and honored to have Brandon on our executive team,” said Devine.  “His solid background in finance and accounting, and his ability to produce high-quality infrastructure solutions, will no doubt bring positive change to our financial processes.” 

Pope joins Bridgepoint from Corinthian Colleges, Inc., where he served as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller.  At Corinthian, Pope spent eight years improving the financial reporting process, incorporating more than 10 acquisitions, developing a real estate database containing more than 200 lease agreements, implementing enhanced employee self-service software, overseeing annual Sarbanes Oxley audits and managing a 45-member accounting team.


“We are a fast-growing company with a rising reputation,” said Devine.  “I am confident that Brandon will help lead the way toward an even more lucrative future.”


Prior to his experience in higher education, Pope was the Assistant Controller for Stater Brothers Markets, the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California.  He also spent seven years at Ingram Micro, Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor, as the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and Control.

Pope holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, both from the University of Phoenix.   He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

About Bridgepoint Education
Based in San Diego, Bridgepoint Education was founded on the principle that anyone who is academically prepared deserves access to higher education without sacrificing quality, transferability of credits, accessibility, academic standards, or credentials. As an independent, private higher education company, Bridgepoint is committed to serving the millions of adults seeking an affordable alternative to high priced higher education. Bridgepoint Education subsidiaries provide both traditional and online education offerings, in addition to recruiting and admissions services. Our comprehensive education services have helped thousands of students improve their lives and careers through higher education. For the second year, Bridgepoint Education was named by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing private education company in the United States. For more information, please contact Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240, extension 2513 or visit us at