Executive Management

Biography PhotoNathaniel A. Davis
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Nate Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at K12 Inc., is a seasoned corporate transformational leader across industries with a record of improving operations, launching innovative new products and building beneficial relationships with legislative and regulatory authorities.

Mr. Davis, joined the K12 Board of Directors in 2009, was named Chairman of the Board in June 2012, and added the role of Chief Executive Officer in February 2018. He joined the c... 

Biography PhotoKevin Chavous
President of Academics, Policy, and Schools

Kevin P. Chavous, President of Academics, Policy, and Schools, joined K12 in November 2017. Mr. Chavous is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice and driving change and opportunity for children of all backgrounds and circumstances.

Mr. Chavous has worked to advance quality education programs around the nation, most notably as the Education Committee Chair of the Council of the District of Columbia... 

Biography PhotoJames Rhyu
Chief Financial Officer
and President, Product and Technology

James Rhyu, Chief Financial Officer and President, Product and Technology, 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, infor... 

Biography PhotoVincent Mathis
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Legal

Vincent Mathis is K12’s General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining K12, Vincent served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary for the AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global energy company. In this role, Vincent advanced the AES policy agenda, managed corporate governance, and led a team of attorneys in providing legal counsel to the Board of Directors and cross-functional business areas. During his tenure at AES, Vincent also successfully negotiated numerous d... 

Biography PhotoDr. Shaun E. McAlmont
President, Career Readiness Education

Dr. Shaun E. McAlmont, President of Career Readiness, manages all aspects of K12’s growing Destinations Career Academies and Programs. He is responsible for providing career readiness and workforce development solutions for students that go beyond jobs traditionally aligned with vocational education to emerging new collar jobs of the future.

Prior to joining K12, Shaun served as Provost of American Career Colleges and CEO of Neumont College of Computer Science. He also held multiple... 

Biography PhotoRob Banwarth
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Rob Banwarth, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, has more than 20 years of experience leading large development and infrastructure organizations both domestically and internationally. Rob is responsible for K12's Information Technology strategy, deploying solutions that align with the overall company goals and objectives, and managing K12's infrastructure platforms to be highly scalable and available. 

Prior to joining K12, Mr. ... 

Biography PhotoLeilani M. Brown
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Leilani M. Brown, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Projects at K12 Inc., has decades of marketing, brand, and communications experience. Leilani leads K12’s expanding development of public and private-sector partnerships. In addition, she manages several cross-functional strategic initiatives on behalf of the chairman such as the company’s strategic investment in Tallo—a career platform that connects high school students, college students and young adults to career and high... 

Biography PhotoBryan  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 help... 

Biography PhotoTodd Goldthwaite
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Todd Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer at K12 Inc., has more than 25 years of experience in technological innovation, marketing, operations management, and enterprise sales. At K12, Todd leads enrollment, marketing, and sales efforts designed to improve the overall student experience. He’s also focused on expanding the company’s capacity to provide personalized digital learning options that are accessible and engaging.

Todd previously served as Senior Vice President of School Ser... 

Biography PhotoMike Kraft
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Mike Kraft, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at K12, brings more than 30 years of experience in driving team performance, improving business operations, and achieving financial goals.

At K12, he is responsible for developing the company's communications strategy, leading a world-class team to execute it, working closely with the company’s leadership on strategic communications activities related to K12’s brand and reputation, crisis communications, and serving as t... 

Biography PhotoValerie  Maddy
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 across ... 

Biography PhotoDoug McCollum
Senior Vice President, Products

Doug McCollum joined K12 as Senior Vice President, Products in May 2017. As the head of the K12’s Curriculum and Products organization, his focus is on delivering strong student outcomes by producing and implementing standards-aligned solutions that will significantly accelerate students' growth—especially in math and reading--and drive success on high-stakes assessments. Other key areas of focus include providing strong teacher, parent, and administrator support; increasing student engageme... 

Biography PhotoJeanna Pignatiello
Senior Vice President, School Services

For more than a decade, Jeanna Pignatiello, Senior Vice President of School Services, has served in multiple leadership positions at K12. Most recently, as Vice President of Academic Services, Product and Program Management, Pignatiello oversaw the development and implementation of the organization’s Academic Excellence Framework—a vital tool that helps structure the personalized learning curriculum. Pignatiello currently leads academic services, operations, talent and community development, ... 

Biography PhotoPeter  Stewart
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 Mr. Stewart has helped develop large-scale, public e-learning programs in sixteen states that currently serve over 100,000 courses annually.

Prior ...