We have been involved in the education process on both sides. We know what it is like to be in your shoes. And we understand that during the process, all of the other day-to-day work does not simply disappear.
Chris is a founding partner of Cyanna®. Although he’s active in all areas of the business, he spends most of his time working with clients in the consulting area.
Before starting Cyanna®, Chris was Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations for TechSkills, a large, privately held post secondary, proprietary school with thirty campuses across seventeen states. He oversaw accreditation, compliance, regulatory, and government affairs for the entire network. Chris also spent part of his career as the Director of Government Affairs for the Printing Association of Florida, successfully spearheading the passage of two pieces of legislation for Florida’s largest manufacturing industry. As a licensed attorney admitted in the State of Ohio, Chris is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.Close
Cyanna® Education Services was founded in 2008 by Chris Eckels and Tim Laseke. While working at a large network of private postsecondary schools, they realized that if compliance requirements could be managed with a technology solution, it would be a win for both schools and regulators. This idea–combining compliance and technology–became the seed for Cyanna®. And while we still stay true to our compliance roots, we have grown to encompass curriculum development and licensing, software solutions for schools, organizations, and regulators, and operations consulting. We help schools achieve their goals, no matter big or small, K-12 or higher education, online or on the ground.