|Nathaniel A. Davis|
Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of K12, is a seasoned leader of transformational telecommunications, media and software development companies, with a record of improving operations, launching innovative new products and strengthening relationships with legislative and regulatory authorities. Mr. Davis, who joined the K12 board of directors in 2009, was named chairman of the board in June 2012 and in January 2013 assumed his current responsibilities, overseeing all operational and corpora...
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of K12
Ron Packard is the CEO and Founder of K12. Mr. Packard was previously a vice president of Knowledge Universe, and CEO of Knowledge Schools, which provides high-quality childhood education in community and employer-sponsored centers, and invests in, incubates, and operates several charter school companies. Previously, Mr. Packard worked for McKinsey & Company, as well as for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Packard holds a B.A. in Economics and Mechanical Engineering with ho...
|Timothy L. Murray|
President and COO
Timothy L. Murray joined K12 in April 2012. He is an accomplished executive with decades of experience working for successful public and private companies. Most recently, Mr. Murray served as Chief Executive Officer of Pulsepoint, Inc., a digital media technology company formed by the merger of ContextWeb, a top-rated advertising exchange, and Datran Media. He joined ContextWeb in March of 2010 and served as the company's CEO.
Prior to ContextWeb, Mr. Murray was chief operating offic...
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James Rhyu, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined K12 in June 2013. Mr. Rhyu has more than 20 years of financial management experience in various global industries.
Prior to joining K12, Mr. Rhyu served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Match.com, a subsidiary of publicly traded IAC/InterActiveCorp. In those roles, he was responsible for overseeing a broad range of functions, including human resources, legal, information tech...
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Development
|Bruce Davis, executive vice president of worldwide business development, ran his own strategy consultancy in the education industry prior to joining K¹² . His clients included premier organizations as Laureate Education Inc., Discovery Communications, Pearson Publishing, Sylvan Learning Systems, Educate Inc., AICPA, and USAID. Mr. Davis has also been chief executive officer of Medasorb Technologies Inc, a biotechnology company, and Mindsurf Networks, a wireless educational system provider. He ha... |
Executive Vice President of School Management and Services
|Allison Cleveland, Executive Vice President of School Management and Services, joined K¹² in October 2002. During her time at K¹², Ms. Cleveland has been instrumental in building the managed public school line of business. Most recently, she has served as the Senior Vice President of School Services, overseeing academic and operational services in the managed public schools. Prior to that, Ms. Cleveland was the Regional Vice President of the Southern Region, responsible for schools in the Southe... |
|Howard D. Polsky|
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
|Howard D. Polsky, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, has a unique combination of legal and public policy experience. As vice president and general counsel of Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, he managed a wide range of legal matters including antitrust, telecommunications, employment, commercial contracts and transactions, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, foreign joint ventures, intellectual property, and corporate governance and compliance. From 19... |
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
|Celia Stokes, chief marketing officer, brings more than 20 years of branding and marketing experience to K12. Celia came to K12 from Independence Air where, as Vice President of Marketing, she presided over all aspects of the largest and fastest brand launch in aviation history. The brand achieved a #1 ranking out of all US airlines in customer satisfaction.. Before joining Independence Air, she consulted to organizations such as Fox TV, PBS, the National Gallery of Art, JWalter Thompson, and AD... |
Executive Vice President, Product Development
|Maria Szalay, Executive Vice President of Product Development, brings over 19 years of strategy and development capability to K¹². Ms. Szalay joined K¹² in 2000, and has served in a variety of roles including product management, operations, strategy and corporate development. Prior to joining K¹², Ms. Szalay served as practice director at Operon Partners, an e-business consulting firm. At Operon Partners, Ms. Szalay led consulting teams assisting clients with turnkey eBusiness strategy, product ... |
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
James Donley, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined us in July 2012. From 2006 until his present role, Mr. Donley served as CIO at Ciena Corp, a telecommunication solutions provider, a role which included managing the acquisition of the Metro Ethernet division of Nortel. Prior to his Ciena position, Mr. Donley was CIO beginning in 2000 at Acterna (now JDSU), a test and measurement solutions provider in the telecommunication industry. Mr. Donley previously served t...
|Bryan W. Flood|
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
|Bryan W. Flood, senior vice president, public affairs, joined K12 in 2002. Mr. Flood previously served as a public affairs strategist, consultant, and spokesman for corporations, interest groups, and senatorial, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns. As Vice President at the MPGH Agency, a Virginia-based public affairs consulting firm, he advised clients ranging from high tech start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, including several leading education companies. Mr. Flood helped clients like MCI, Th... |
Senior Vice President of Content and Curriculum
|John Holdren, senior vice president of content and curriculum, came to K12 from the Core Knowledge Foundation, one of the country's most trusted and respected education centers, where he was vice president and director of Research and Publications. Mr. Holdren (along with E. D. Hirsch, Jr.) oversaw development of the Core Knowledge Sequence and co-edited the Core Knowledge Series of resource books. He taught literature and writing at the University of Virginia and Harvard University, as well as ... |
Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Margaret Jorgensen, PhD., Chief Academic Officer, an expert in the use of educational assessments as a powerful instructional tool, joined K12 in February 2013 as chief academic officer (CAO). As CAO, Dr. Jorgensen is helping lead K12’s ongoing efforts to develop state of the art curriculum, technology, learning systems and teacher support; to improve performance for all students, including advanced learners but especially among the growing population of academically at-risk students in...
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Valerie Maddy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at K12 Inc., brings more than 20 years of global leadership and innovation in the full range of human resources disciplines.
At K12, Ms. Maddy is leading the development and implementation of new systems, processes, policies and programs aimed at maximizing every employee’s contribution to student academic success. As part of that effort, she is working with business teams to drive alignment, clarity and competitive advantage ac...
Senior Vice President of School Development
|Peter Stewart, senior vice president of school development, works with parents, teachers, community groups, school districts, school boards, departments of education, and policy makers across the United States and internationally to start new high-tech schools that use the K12 academic program. In the past seven years he has helped develop large-scale, public e-learning programs in sixteen states that currently serve over 100,000 courses annually. Prior to working for K12, Peter was a Head of Sc... |