Our Executive Leadership
Meet the Orbis Team.
About Our People
Every person who is a part of Orbis Education contributes something that helps create a better future for healthcare and humanity. Each job is valuable in providing high-quality education customized for today’s changing healthcare needs and efficiently putting top talent into the workforce. Each team plays a role in empowering someone to fulfill their dreams of changing lives, as well as ensuring that the future of the country is well-cared for when its needed most.
Our executive team instills the confidence in employees to take complete ownership and accountability in the work they produce. We believe every job is meaningful and every employee is valuable. Our goal is to make a difference every day that will help foster change for a better tomorrow.
We are led by a team with 150 years of combined experience in higher education and healthcare.
Daniel Briggs, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dan Briggs founded Orbis Education in 2003 and serves as the company’s Chief Growth Officer, responsible for strategic growth initiatives and new partner cultivation. Prior to creating Orbis and serving as its first CEO, he was Vice President of National Accounts for CCS Medical, a national home delivery company addressing chronic medical conditions, and Senior Vice President for ORYX Consulting, specializing in business development and strategy. Mr. Briggs also served as General Manager of a new business unit for Roche Diagnostics Corporation that focused on treating common ailments through a virtual portal. His broad experience in healthcare sparked his interest in addressing workforce shortages, leading to the vision for the Orbis business model.
Scott McCormick, Chief Operating Officer
Scott McCormick is a talented and seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in instructional design services, business development, operations and project management. He brings a diverse skillset of expertise with strengths in areas such as managing e-learning creation and delivery in the healthcare field; project managing the launch of new products; strategic planning; and budgetary oversight. Scott directed the teams for the online course development process, including the utilization of more than a dozen subject matter experts, instructional designers, course developers and web programmers.
Currently, Scott is the Chief Operating Officer at Orbis Education, where he was hired as the first employee in 2005. Scott serves as both an officer of the company and a key line manager. He has worked with more than 30 universities and hospital systems ranging from small private institutions up to large universities and hospital systems, offering academic, product development, project management, educational technology, software development, marketing, recruiting, account management and professional services. In this capacity he has assisted universities in achieving board exam pass rates consistently about the national averages.
Prior to joining the Orbis, Scott previously served as Director of Certification and Training for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). In that capacity, he designed, documented and managed training development and delivery for more than 3,000 users in the home entertainment and automation industry. Scott also served as a Project Manager and Instructional Designer at Telcordia Technologies in Lisle, Illinois, where he lead projects for many organizations in the areas of training design and certification exam writing, including McDonalds, Cisco Systems, AT&T Wireless, SBC, and Frontier Communications.
In addition to his executive career, Scott served on the Purdue University Instructional Technology Advisory Board and currently serves as a board member of the Youth Opportunity Foundation. He is also active in Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Institute (PMI) – Central Indiana Chapter. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at Northeastern University and the University of Oklahoma.
Over the past fifteen years, Scott has been an active lead in the implementation of quality assurance programs, faculty development programs for on-line instruction, and delivered workshops on topics, such as exam writing, exam assessment analysis, and course development.
Scott McCormick obtained his Bachelors of Arts in from Purdue University. He holds an MS in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue. Scott is also a Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+).