Mark L. Pelesh
Executive Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Mark L. Pelesh, Strada Education Network

As Strada Education Network℠ executive vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Mark L. Pelesh is responsible for exploring new strategic directions and additional opportunities for Strada Education to serve students in higher education. 

He joined Strada Education, then known as USA Funds®, in August 2013 and has extensive experience in postsecondary education — as an attorney, executive, board member, author and speaker.

Pelesh has a longtime commitment to advancing successful outcomes for students. He has worked on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investments, legislation, regulation, litigation and accreditation.

He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Pelesh received his undergraduate degree with honors in history from Stanford University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. ​​