Colibri Group invests in Fitzgerald Health Education Associates

Ritika Pathak

, Global Hour

Colibri Group, an online education service for licensed professionals in multiple industries, will be broadening its ongoing education contribution for the health sector with its recent investment in Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.

Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA) is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare contributors. The business will be led by Fitzgerald Health’s co-founder and President Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald while also joining the Colibri Group’s leadership team.

Dr. Fitzgerald, who is also the principal lecturer with FHEA, said, “We are excited to join Colibri Group and to leverage its strong technology platform and online education capabilities.” This investment will help them expand their universe of licenced practitioners with Colibri’s highly regarded online learning for nurse practitioners.

“We have been looking for a compelling opportunity to expand more deeply in nurse practitioner education and are pleased to have Fitzgerald Health join our current healthcare brands to help manage and advance the careers of working professionals,” said Mike Duran, CEO of Colibri Group.

With the help of ColibriConnect, a cloud-based technology platform connecting millions of licensed professionals, Colibri Group has been able to offer a seamless experience to help the licensed specialists make progress throughout their careers.

Securities Training Corporation, Elite Learning, Western Schools, XCEL Solutions, Advance Healthcare Network, Real Estate Express, McKissock Learning, Allied Schools along with Superior School of Real Estate are the leading brands associated with the online education company. Colibri Group is also backed by Gridiron Capital which is a leading firm directed on partnering with founders, management teams and entrepreneurs.

In 2018, the company expanded its online education services in Massachusetts with its acquisition of Western Schools. Western provides online and a continuing home-study education courses for nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists as well as registered dieticians and social workers.  Earlier, the company had acquired an insurance industry serving company Florida-based XCEL Testing Solutions. In July 2016, the company expanded its real estate offerings with the procurement of Allied Schools, California.


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