Waltham, MA (March 1, 2012) —StudentUniverse, the leading student deals service, named Atle Skalleberg as its new Chief Executive Officer. Skalleberg will take up his new duties immediately. He succeeds Mr. Espen Odegard, who founded the company and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Odegard will continue to serve as the technology company’s Executive Chairman.
“Atle is the right leader to preserve StudentUniverse’s legacy and manage our ambitious plans for growth,” said Odegard. “As the Executive Vice President he has already led the company’s strategic planning, management, and technology development. His experience here and in previous roles gives him the perfect balance of experience with our unique offering and perspective on strategic growth opportunities.”
“StudentUniverse has outstanding talent and an enviable position in the student market,” said Skalleberg. “I look forward to building on its success with innovative programs already in progress and helping this team create even more value for students and partners over the long term.”
Skalleberg joined StudentUniverse in 2005. Prior to his role as CEO, he led the business development and marketing teams. Originally from Norway, he received his undergraduate degree from The Norwegian School of Management – B.I. and his graduate degree from Boston University. Under the leadership of Odegard, StudentUniverse grew from a single office travel agency to a global discount platform for students with groundbreaking proprietary technology for student verification, travel search and booking.
Boston-based StudentUniverse is a technology company that operates the most visited student deals website/service in the United States. By verifying student status, the company is able to offer its members access to exclusive deals and experiences. The company launched its online service in 2000.
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