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Andy Kaplan

Andy has spent his entire 27-year career in the education industry, half as an operator of education businesses and half as an investor in quality education companies. He is a Managing General Partner of Education Growth Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to small buyouts and providing growth capital to proven, high potential education companies that offer compelling solutions to unmet needs in education.

Andy began his career developing educational software for Scholastic. After becoming Director of the Educational Technology Group, he led the creation of WiggleWorks and other award winning products. Any then became a senior executive at Kaplan, Inc., owned by the Washington Post Company. At Kaplan, he was responsible for leading several technology enabled services businesses, both newly acquired and organically developed. He also led the migration to technology and the Internet throughout the company – a key part of a strategy of diversification from Kaplan's test prep business. In 2000, Andy became a founder and General Partner in Quad Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the education industry. Andy leveraged his deep education industry experience and operating ability to drive excellent investment returns across several subsectors within the education industry.

Andy holds an M.B.A. from NYU's Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Computer Science from Brandeis University.