Expertise|Education & Workforce Development


Stax has close to 20 years of experience working across the entire education spectrum, with deep and ongoing experience within all major segments. Corporations, investors, and non-profits in the education sector regularly call on Stax.

Stax has spent a great deal of time understanding core issues around the rate of technology adoption in education, usage patterns, funding levels, special needs/services, and how to determine potential rate of adoption and direct resources to get maximum benefit from efforts.

In terms of corporate education and training, Stax has looked at what corporations, governments, and consumers have interest in seeing and paying for.

Also, much of Stax’s work in social business and related to corporate social responsibility has been in education, further strengthening our experience and level of engagement in this sector.

Types of Engagements

  • Assessing markets, customers, segments, channels, and competition to identify and prioritize opportunities.
  • Providing analysis and insights around incremental profit improvement and organic growth.
  • Determining profitability by segment and customer, along with prioritization of opportunities.
  • Recommending company strategic positioning and repositioning.
  • Developing insights on M&A-led expansion as well as M&A due diligence.
  • Conducting market, segment, and competitive analysis.
  • Offering strategic planning and tactical assistance on specific initiatives.
  • Developing go-to-market strategies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pre-K
  • K-12
  • Vocational
  • Post-Secondary
  • Graduate
  • For-Profit and Non-Profit Institutions
  • Online Education
  • Multi-Mode Education
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Credentialing
  • Compliance Training
  • Executive Training
  • International Education
  • Global Workforce Management

Examples of Engagements

  • Resource Allocation in Education. Stax helped a leading provider of education technology and segment the market, determine which kinds of schools were most likely to be customers, prioritize opportunities for expansion, and create actionable go-to-market strategies for high-potential markets. These actionable strategies included reallocating sales resources to increase sales while calling on fewer customers. For a separate division, Stax analyzed past customer behavior and surveyed the market to determine the highest-value customers and recommended operational changes to improve customer targeting and retention.

  • Helping Institution Develop Expansion Plans. Using targeted insights developed by Stax, prominent U.S. business school shaped the expansion plan for one of its signature professional advancement programs. Stax delivered a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of participants’ perceptions of the current program, as well as an evaluation of the potential for development of an ongoing organizational learning initiative.

  • Financial Impact of Regulation. For a specialized education services provider, Stax analyzed financial impact of school reform. This engagement involved analysis of legislative and secondary material and canvassing experts to determine the outlook for the school reform industry. Based on a granular-level understanding of policy factors, Stax concluded that our client’s core customer base would remain stable going forward and their major funding sources were not at risk.


With two decades of experience in the education industry across varied sub-sectors and geographies, Stax understands the type of information that companies, investors, and non-profits need to make important strategic and investment decisions.

To discuss how Stax can assist you contact Mark Bremer at

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