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Launched in the US in 2008, our innovative model and global reach has transformed nine campuses and changed perceptions of internationalization across the higher education sector.

Meet our North American partner development team


Bruce Magid

Executive Vice President Partner Development, Pathway North America
Bruce joins INTO from Brandeis University, near Boston, where he has been Dean of the International Business School and Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions, as well as Founding Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership, since 2007.

Prior to this, Bruce held roles as Dean, College of Business and Founding Dean, Lucas Graduate School of Business at San José State University and as Founding Executive Director of MSU Global, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Finance, and Chair, Study Abroad Risk Assessment Committee, at Michigan State University.

Before entering higher education management, Bruce was a senior executive at Bank of America for 21 years, holding roles in Venezuela, Brazil, Miami and San Francisco.

Bruce holds a PhD in Economics, Business Law and Comparative Politics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University/Tufts University; an MA in Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BS in Foreign Service from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.


Sharon Fuller

Executive Vice President Partner Development, Direct Entry, North America

Sharon brings to INTO a wealth of partner development experience in Higher Education. Her focus has been on acquiring new college and university partners, setting strategies to help support institutional mission, as well as developing thought leadership opportunities with Higher Education-related associations. As Executive Vice President of Partner Development, Direct Entry, North America, Sharon is responsible for introducing partners and prospective partners to our Direct Entry offering and to all the benefits of leveraging our network as a means of increasing Direct Entry enrollments.

Sharon spent over 20 years with Royall & Company, a Higher Education industry leader in enrolment management, financial aid optimization and alumni fundraising, where most recently she was Vice President, Client Development. In this role, Sharon led the team responsible for bringing on new university partners and setting strategy to support their enrollment growth and/or shaping goals. Prior to this role, Sharon was a Senior Strategic Leader and Group Leader at Royall representing client services with a specific focus on expansion of existing client partnerships and first-year partner experience. In her earlier career, Sharon held various account management and marketing roles at Royall & Company, Sun Trust Education Loans, and at Hankins and Anderson, consulting engineers.


Dr JoAnn McCarthy PhD

Director of Academic Affairs – North America
JoAnn has spent thirty years in tertiary education, most recently as Assistant Provost for International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

She is a past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); served as chair of the International Education Leadership Section of NAFSA (the world’s largest professional organization of nearly 10,000 international educators); and served on ACE’s International Commission (1999-2002).

Dr. McCarthy earned a PhD in Foreign Language Education from the Florida State University and is a former French professor. She has served on many national and international advisory boards and is a frequent consultant, author, and speaker on the internationalization of higher education, the changing dynamics of student/faculty mobility, and the emerging role of the research university in global civil society. In 2009, she was honored by AIEA with the Charles Klasek Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education.


Tim O'Brien

Vice President, Global Business Intelligence and Development
Tim O’Brien is responsible for INTO's global market insight and corporate communications team.

Tim has spent the past seven years at INTO, having worked in a variety of senior roles across many areas of the business.  Tim and his team are responsible for supporting the global business development function. His team also leads on the market insight and intelligence function for the group.  

Prior to joining  INTO, Tim held a variety of senior international positions at Liverpool John Moores, Salford and Nottingham Trent University - where he was International Development Director. During his tenure in the public university sector, Tim and his teams collected three HEIST International Student Recruitment awards - including Gold awards for best student recruitment campaigns. He has also served on the international board of UCAS, the UK's national undergaduate student admissions body and was a board member of the Northern Consortium.

He is a graduate of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

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