Carl Sparks joined the Board in February 2011. Mr. Sparks is CEO of Academic Partnerships, a leading online service provider for higher education globally. Prior to Academic Partnerships, Mr. Sparks was President and CEO of Travelocity from 2012 until 2014. Prior to running Travelocity, Mr. Sparks served as chief marketing officer of Expedia, general manager of Hotels.com North America, and president of the online retailer Gilt.com. Mr. Sparks has also served as Vice President of Direct Business and Brand at Capital One and held senior marketing and strategy roles at Guinness, PepsiCo and Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Sparks is a current member of the Board of Directors of Academic Partnerships and Dunkin' Brands.