Pearson VUE leadership

Our Senior Executive Team, supported by the broader Global Leadership Team, are respected professionals throughout the testing industry and in their communities.


Senior Executive Team

Dr. Gary A. Gates

Dr. Gary A. Gates

Managing Director

Gary Gates serves as Managing Director, Pearson VUE, where he leads the Pearson VUE Senior Executive team.

Farzana Ashraf

Farzana Ashraf

Senior Vice President, Product Development and Technology

As senior vice president of product development and technology, Farzana is responsible for developing innovative products, services, and business solutions.

Gene Carlson

Gene Carlson

Vice President, Human Resources

Gene Carlson leads the global Human Resources team to develop and drive people strategies that support the business needs through close alignment of business and HR initiatives.

Wyatt Gordon, Ed.D.

Wyatt Gordon, Ed.D.

SVP & Head of Evaluation Systems

Wyatt Gordon is Senior Vice President and Head of Evaluation Systems, which provides support and solutions for educators, states, and education preparation programs across the United States.

Bridget Herd

Bridget Herd

Senior Vice President, Client Program Management

Bridget Herd is the leader of program management, she makes certain that the service expectations of all clients are met or exceeded by her team of expert program managers.

Corey Hoesley

Corey Hoesley

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Corey Hoesley is responsible for all the operations that support Pearson VUE’s business functionality.

Nancy Jerdee

Nancy Jerdee

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Nancy brings more than 25 years of marketing, communications, and advertising experience to her leadership role overseeing global marketing across all of Assessments.

Cordell Jung

Cordell Jung

Senior Vice President and General Counsel for NCS Pearson, Inc.

Cordell serves as strategic business adviser to the executive team. He oversees legal, regulatory, and compliance matters globally across the organization. 

Ray Murray

Ray Murray

Senior Vice President of Global Business Development

Ray leads Pearson VUE’s Global Business Development organization.

Sean Peterson

Sean Peterson

Vice President, Finance

A member of Pearson VUE’s senior leadership team, Sean directs strategic planning, implementation, management, and control of the company’s financial activities.

What we do
Delivering high-stakes, professional exams across industries and around the globe.
Vision & purpose
Empowering individuals, professions, promise, and progress.
Our team
Leading the assessments and computer-based testing industries.
Our locations
Helping clients develop and deliver exams from around the world.