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Ryan Craig  

Founding Managing Director of University Ventures and Founder of Wellspring

Ryan Craig is a founding Managing Director of University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Craig founded and built Wellspring, the largest and leading organization of treatment programs for overweight and obese children, adolescents and young adults, including boarding schools, summer camps and after-school programs. He headed the Education & Training sector at Warburg Pincus from 2001 - 2004 where he was the founding Director of Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), one of the largest online universities in the U.S.

Craig has advised the U.S. Department of Education and served as VP Strategic Development for Fathom, the Columbia University online education company, from 1999 - 2001. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He received bachelor's degrees in Literature and Economics summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, and his law degree from the Yale Law School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Claremont Lincoln University and is on the Advisory Board of UCLA Extension. Craig is also the author of, “College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education,” published by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2015.

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