Senior Operating Advisors
Engaged by LLR
Steve Hodownes has extensive experience leading high growth companies, executing on innovative sales and marketing best practices, and building world-class management teams. He leverages his expertise and passion for high growth companies to help LLR evaluate new investment opportunities and support the growth of its portfolio companies and management teams.
Most recently, Steve served as CEO of LLR portfolio company Orbis Education, a healthcare education services provider helping academic institutions and healthcare systems deliver high-quality, clinically intensive nursing, occupational therapy and other programs and alleviate workforce shortages. Orbis was acquired by Grand Canyon Education in 2018.
Steve joined Orbis from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he was CEO of the College of Online & Continuing Education. Under his direction, SNHU became one of the largest and fastest growing colleges in the United States, with more than 1,200 employees, 3,000 adjunct faculty and 70,000 students. Prior to Steve’s tenure at SNHU, he was President of Embanet, a provider of online program management services acquired by Pearson in 2012. His expertise extends to the broader business services sector as well, where he held roles such as CEO of Concentrix Corporation, a direct marketing firm, and President of Consulting at Harris Interactive.
Current Boards: MedBridge
Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S.), University of Rochester (M.B.A.)