CEO and Founder of K¹²
Ron 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, Packard worked for McKinsey & Company, as well as for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions. Packard holds a BA in economics and mechanical engineering with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. As a Hughes Scholar, he spent his undergraduate summers writing an image-processing language. He holds an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago, and he is a chartered financial analyst. Packard has received a number of entrepreneurship awards including the Education Industry Association’s James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and the Distinguished Entrepreneurial Award from Chicago Booth in 2009.
He previously served on the Department of Defense Educational Advisory Committee, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Middlebury Interactive Languages, LLC, and is a member of the Digital Learning Council. Packard has been profiled in many media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, FOX News Business Channel, Forbes Magazine, Investors Business Daily, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO Magazine.