Preben Sperling

Preben Sperling

Preben Sperling is an associate of Studyportals Analytics and Consulting Team and has over 25 years of experience in international sales, business and market development. Originally from Denmark, Preben spent 15 years in the United States working in various manufacturing industries. Here he developed multiple domestic and international sales channels with a strong consumer focus.

Preben took his commercial experience to the education industry in 2006 when he joined Laureate Online Education. Here he performed various sales and business development roles within the Laureate network of for-profit Universities and partners.

Preben co-founded Providentiae in 2013 to consult, train and offer student recruitment services to Universities worldwide. Here he advocated for student centric recruitment and admission by adapting proactive sales and marketing techniques traditionally used in commercial companies.

Since 2018 Preben has been working as a consultant and commercial advisor for projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aiding numerous ventures in acquiring new markets and customers.

Additionally, in 2020 Preben co-founded Safe & Sound Student Services to offer services tailored to new international students thus assisting both students and universities with a “warmer welcome”.

Preben holds a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Copenhagen and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.