Preben Sperling is an associate of Studyportals Analytics and Consulting Team and has over 20 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. His primary focus was to grow the University of Liverpool online as well as expanding Walden University internationally through new partnerships and go-to-market strategies.
Preben co-founded Providentiae in 2013 to consult, train and offer student recruitment services to Universities worldwide. Here he advocates for student centric recruitment and admission by adapting proactive sales and marketing techniques traditionally used in commercial companies.
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.