Our Leadership Team
Working together to provide the best educational experience for our students.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Frank Gerencser is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of triOS Corporation, the parent company of triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc., Eastern College Inc., and Lifecycle Systems Corporation. He was recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the recipient of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering 2018 Alumni Achievement Medal for Professional Achievement, his alma mater where he received his System Design Engineering degree. He sits on several boards, including the Career Colleges Ontario (CCO), and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
President and Co-founder
Stuart Bentley is the President and co-founder of triOS Corporation, the parent company of Eastern College, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. and Lifecycle Systems Corporation. He has served on several private and public company’s board of directors and currently serves on the Board of AME Learning Inc., the New Brunswick Association of Private Colleges and Universities (NBAPCU) and is the New Brunswick representative, Executive Committee Member and Treasurer on the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) board. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Stuart has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.
Executive Vice President
Wendy Churchill is the Executive Vice President for triOS College and Eastern College. She has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the Private Career College and Corporate Training industry and has led teams in admissions, academics, career services and operations. Wendy currently sits on the NACC Quality Education Committee and was elected to sit on the National Payroll Institute Code of Conduct board. Prior to joining the career college sector, Wendy worked extensively in the private corporate training sector and was the Senior Director for the leading Microsoft Training Partner, triOS Training Centres. During her leadership, triOS Training Centres won Canadian Microsoft Training Partner of the Year multiple times. Wendy has served on multiple advisory councils, including the worldwide Microsoft Advisory Council for educators, the Ontario Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, and as President of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners.
Executive Vice President, International
Since joining the triOS team in 2008, Craig Donaldson has been committed to creating an environment that best supports student success. Craig has made noteworthy contributions to the growth of our organization, including the execution of our successful merger with Eastern College, as well as launching innovative online programs and international student partnerships. In his current role of Executive Vice President, International, Craig is passionate about delivering an exceptional Canadian educational experience to international students, and helping students gain the skills and expertise to realize their career goals. Craig enjoys travel, creating spreadsheets and sharing witty puns. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria.
Ben believes in bringing academic dreams to life; from innovation in the classroom, to helping build the success stories of our students, Ben thrives on finding and promoting opportunities for our students, our faculty team, and our industry partners. Before becoming the Vice-President, Academic at triOS/Eastern College, Ben was the Provost & Vice-President, Academic and Students at Langara College, the Associate Vice-President, Academic, at Fanshawe College and the CEO for their Research Venture. He also was the Dean of the Environment, Media and Technology Division with Niagara College and was the Department Head for two departments at the University of Regina. Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, specializing in financial and corporate geography with additional specializations in cooperative business behaviour and technology partnerships.
Vice President of Finance
With over 15 years experience in the Information Technology, Financial services, and Retail sectors, Jayesh Makan joined triOS and Eastern College as their Vice President, Finance in 2021. Prior to entering the career college sector, Jayesh was the Director of Finance for CaseWare International (Toronto, Canada), a global leader in auditing software solutions, as well as Alteram Solutions (Johannesburg, South Africa). As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he has also maintained a wealth of leadership roles such as the Head of Business Reporting at Edcon, one of southern Africa’s largest non-food retailer. Jayesh strives towards creating a productive and inclusive work environment, encouraging every team member to achieve their very best to collectively accomplish goals. Apart from dealing with auditors and the numbers, he enjoys the outdoor sporting activities with his 2 young boys.
Vice President of Admissions
Gail Millar has worked in the private career college industry for over 20 years in multiple capacities. She has worked in Eastern campuses across New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia, serving as an Instructor, Campus Director, and now as Vice President of Admissions. She has been active on several boards and committees within the sector over the years and currently sits on the Executive of the Private Colleges Association of Nova Scotia . Gail has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education (both from the University of PEI).
Senior Director, Online Education
Brian Naicker is Senior Director, Online Education at triOS and Eastern College. He has spent the past thirty-two years in education settings specializing in online and distance learning, corporate and executive training and continuing education within higher education. Most recently, he was the Director of University Partnerships, Online Program Management at Higher Ed. Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa. He previously directed one of Canada’s largest Online & Distance Education Centres at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for eight years, and was the Head of the Centre for Business Management at the School of Management Sciences at the University of South Africa in Pretoria for 4 years in addition to holding a senior lectureship position over fifteen years.
Director of Marketing
Massimo is passionately focused on customer centricity and uses that, along with insights and data to make key marketing decisions within the organization. Over the past 20 years, he has developed expertise in digital, social media, email, traditional media, PR, product management, and all other aspects of marketing. His journey has taken him from large corporate environments, to start-ups, to his own practice, and throughout his career he has been committed to developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the customer. This approach has led to enhancements of the triOS College and Eastern College brands, media buying, website content, user experience, social media, and customer communications. Massimo holds an MBA from Schulich, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from York University. Outside of work, Massimo enjoys time with his daughter, is on the Board of an Ontario based charity, and runs a community based charitable endeavour for the homeless.
Director of Facilities, Information Systems, and Technology
As the Director of Facilities, Information Systems, and Technology, Jason has a demonstrated ability to bring innovative technology-based solutions directly to the end-user. Leveraging his 20+ years as an IT consultant, instructor, mentor and leader, Jason understands and appreciates how non-technical individuals can perceive and leverage various IT-centric tools. Along with leading the IT team, Jason also had the privilege of leading the Academics department for two years, giving him a clear perspective on how technology and a well-designed curriculum can enhance student experience create future-ready graduates. In addition to proudly holding a Network Engineer diploma from triOS College, Jason also has a B.Sc in Information Technology with an emphasis in cybersecurity and forensics.
Interim Head of Human Resources
Chris Piwowarski is the Interim Head of Human Resources at triOS Corporation, the parent company of Eastern College, triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. and Lifecycle Systems Corporation. Chris has spent his career in the fashion and grocery retail environments and over the past 20 years, he has developed expertise in Human Resources, Operations, Franchisee Relations, and Planning & Communications. As the HR Leader for triOS Corporation, his focus is on how we drive our people strategy to life, cultivating win-win partnerships, and ultimately, on unleashing the power of our people. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Humber College, as well as various Certificates from Queen’s & York Universities.