Ryan Craig
Founding Managing Director

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Accountability
  • Blended learning
  • Business of education
  • Curriculum
  • Data and statistics
  • Education reform
  • Engagement
  • Financial aid
  • Game-based learning
  • Leadership
  • Online learning
  • Personalized learning
  • Rankings
  • School finance and spending
  • State of education
  • Student-centered education
  • Workforce development

Ryan Craig is a founding managing director of University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, he founded and built Wellspring, the largest organization of treatment programs for overweight and obese children, adolescents, and young adults. Craig headed the education & eraining sector at Warburg Pincus from 2001 – 2004 where he was the founding director of Bridgepoint Education, one of the largest online universities in the United States. Craig has advised the U.S. Department of Education and served as vice president of strategic development for Fathom, the Columbia University online education company, from 1999 to 2001. Craig began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and is the author of “College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education.” He received bachelor’s degrees in literature and economics Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, and his law degree from the Yale Law School.