October 2021

Press Release: The CE Shop Announces Gary Weiss as New Chief Executive Officer

DENVER, Sept. 14, 2021 — The CE Shop, the leading provider of real estate and career education, has named Gary Weiss as Chief Executive Officer, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in strategy, execution, and business operations.

Weiss takes the role over from previous CEO Ken Horner Jr., who is retiring following a very successful career building The CE Shop into a market leader. Horner and Michael McAllister co-founded The CE Shop in 2005.

Weiss brings a proven track record of growing businesses in the technology and education industries. He most recently was a top executive at Vector Solutions and before that served as COO of Aspen Technology and SVP/GM of OpenText. Weiss will split his time between his home in Tampa, Fla., where he lives with his wife and four children, and The CE Shop’s Greenwood Village, Colo., headquarters.

“The CE Shop’s commitment to providing an innovative and results-driven learning experience is second to none. Having established themselves as an industry leader is only matched by an amazing team that demonstrates its core values in all they do,” Weiss said. “I’m excited to build upon that foundation for the next phase of the company’s evolution.”

The CE Shop is dedicated to helping people start and build rewarding careers. Its students report a 96% satisfaction rating and boast an industry-leading 91% national pass rate on their real estate licensing exam. Under Weiss’ leadership, The CE Shop looks to expand its online education offerings beyond the real estate industry through both organic initiatives and acquisitions.

Consistently named one of Colorado's fastest-growing private companies and a top place to work, The CE Shop is poised to funnel their incredible growth into new verticals as they fulfill their mission to be the world leader in professional education.

“We are excited that Gary will be leading The CE Shop through its next phase and beyond,” said Justin DuPere, Partner at Waud Capital, The CE Shop’s investment and strategic partner. “The CE Shop’s invaluable human capital is what made the company a leader in career education in the real estate market. We look forward to strengthening our solutions with our customers while expanding our offerings to additional professional career markets.”

The CE Shop Announces New CEO

About The CE Shop 

The CE Shop is the leading provider of real estate education with online courses available in all 50 states and D.C. Whether it’s Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, or Continuing Education, The CE Shop produces quality education for real estate professionals across the nation. We believe that the right education can truly make a difference. Visit to learn more.

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