Management Team

Joseph J. Bianco
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Joseph J. Bianco purchased Lotus Performance Cars, Inc., in 1982, which he subsequently sold to General Motors in 1987. In 1990, Mr. Bianco cofounded and became Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Entertainment Corporation. In 1996, Mr. Bianco and his partner sold control of NYSE-Listed Alliance, then the leading independent distributor of CD music in the world, and resumed his private investing activities. In 1998, an investor group led by Mr. Bianco bought the first of several magazine distributors that were consolidated into the Interlink Companies, of which Mr. Bianco was Chairman. Interlink, a leading distributor of magazines to booksellers and other retailers was sold in 2001 to the Source-Interlink Companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Bianco was also Chairman of Cognitive Arts, Inc., a leading creator of educational software, which was purchased from Northwestern University. From 2003 to 2004, he served on the board of directors of Whitewing Environmental, Inc., and from June 2010 to December 2010 served as Chief Executive Officer of Gerova Financial Group, Ltd., and as a member of its board of directors from June 2010 to February 2011. Mr. Bianco also serves on the Board of several other private corporations as well as two non-profit organizations. Mr. Bianco graduated from Yale Law School in 1975, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He became Associate Dean at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and is the author of two books and various articles.


Anil Narang
President and Director

Anil Narang co-founded and became President of Alliance Entertainment Corporation in 1990. In 1996, Mr. Narang and his partner sold control of NYSE-Listed Alliance, then the leading independent distributor of CD music in the world. In 1998, an investor group including Mr. Narang bought the first of several magazine distributors that were consolidated into the Interlink Companies. Interlink, a leading distributor of magazines to booksellers and other retailers was sold in 2001 to the Source-Interlink Companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Narang was Vice Chairman of Cognitive Arts, Inc., a leading creator of educational software, which was purchased from Northwestern University. In 2003, Mr. Narang co-founded and became Co-CEO of Sheridan Square Entertainment,which was one of the largest independent record labels in the United States. He and his partners sold Sheridan to BTP Acquisition Corp in 2007 in a private transaction. Mr. Narang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.


Harold Kaplan
Executive Vice President

Harold Kaplan has over twenty-five years of experience in the proprietary education industry, specializing in marketing and recruitment/procurement of students. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Mr. Kaplan was the Vice President of the Culinary Group. Prior to the Culinary Group, he worked for twelve years with the New York City Board of Education as an administrator. Mr. Kaplan’s experiences have included training programs for various  types of students, including blind and visually impaired, hearing impaired, substance and alcohol abusers, and learning disabled. Mr. Kaplan holds a BBA and an MPA from Baruch College.