Mr. Danielson is an accomplished business executive who believed early in his 20 year career that the private sector, along with the public sector, has an important role to play in the creation of improved systems and technologies for education. Mr. Danielson was Dr. Paige’s Chief of Staff at the Department of Education (2001-2003), where he earned a reputation for his ability to adapt innovative business strategies and tactics to resolve the issues faced by the public education sector. He also worked as a key advisor to former United States Secretary of Education and current United States Senator Lamar Alexander (1990-1995). Mr. Danielson’s independence and expertise were honed in the business world: Danielson was a co-founder of a company that successfully focused on at-risk middle and high school aged children in urban areas of the United States and he has advised the CEOs of some of the nation’s most renowned corporations. Mr. Danielson has counseled many companies in the education field, including those involved in charter schools, publishing and higher education. He has also advised private equity firms and philanthropic organizations on investments in education. Mr. Danielson believes that the Chartwell Education Group can expand access to the best innovations in products and services to accelerate student achievement throughout the world.