Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> February 19, 2001
Outlook For E-learning: Trace Urdan – Wr Hambrecht & Co Llc
Trace A. Urdan is a Managing Director at Signal Hill Capital Group, LLC. He has
covered the for-profit education industry as a research analyst for 11 years and
has twice been cited as an All-Star analyst by The Wall Street Journal. He is
well known as the editor of a weekly industry newsletter and is widely cited as
an expert on the topics of for-profit education and e-learning. He recently
testified before the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher
Education. Prior to joining Signal Hill, he headed education research for Robert
W. Baird & Co. Before beginning his career as an investment research analyst
with DB Alex. Brown, he held senior management positions within Time Inc. and
KPMG Peat Marwick. He earned his BA degree from Yale University and his MBA
degree from Harvard Business School. Profile
TWST: How large is the market for e-learning today?
Mr. Urdan: We estimate the market today to be about $4 billion in size.
We expect it to grow, though, quite aggressively over the next