Ryan Craig is a founding Managing Director of University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Ryan 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. Ryan 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. Ryan 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. Ryan 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. Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors of Claremont Lincoln University and is on the Advisory Board of UCLA Extension. Ryan is the author of College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education, published by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2015. Ryan leads the firm’s investments in UniversityNow and its seed portfolio.
Daniel is a co-founder and Managing Director of University Ventures, a leading higher education focused investment fund with approximately $300M under management. Daniel started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, but quickly realized that he wanted to combine private capital with the creation of a next generation of socially beneficial education companies. Since leaving Goldman, he has invested in, founded, advised, or led in a number of education related businesses that led to the creation of University Ventures. Daniel currently sits on the boards of Ponce School of Medicine, Synergis Education, Galvanize, Qubed and EDEX. Daniel is also involved in his community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Harlem Village Academies and the Alumni Council of Horace Mann. Daniel graduated from Columbia University and holds an MBA and Masters of Education from Stanford University.
Gregg Rosenthal is a founding Managing Director of University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Gregg was Vice President of Corporate Development at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (>$20b in revenues, >100,000 employees across 60+ countries). Gregg created and led the group's education services strategy, building a strong network among the sector's leading firms, entrepreneurs and stakeholders.During his tenure at the company, Gregg participated in multiple education deals spanning numerous business segments and foreign markets targeting early-stage, growth and buy-out investments. He joined Bertelsmann AG as part of the Entrepreneurs Program (BEP), focusing exclusively on education as of 2009. Previously, Gregg was founder and CEO of Language Adventures Inc., a multi-national firm offering immersion language education to school and affinity groups. He began his career as an international Media executive holding corporate development and operational roles at KirchGruppe and Sony.He has an MBA from INSEAD, having previously studied at The Wharton School, NYU-Stern and The University of Texas at Austin. Gregg speaks English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese. Gregg helps lead the firm’s investment in EDEX.
Tatiana Goldstein is the Chief Operating Officer of University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Tatiana worked with various companies providing strategic and financial advice in buy-side transactions and executing various merger and acquisition transactions. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Portview Communications Partners, a technology venture fund and as CFO of various operating companies. Previously, Tatiana was a Vice President at Greenbridge Capital Partners, where she executed technology and media transactions and was also a Vice President in the technology and media group at The Carlyle Group. Prior to Carlyle, Tatiana worked in the Media group of Lazard and as a C.P.A in the Entrepreneurial Services group of Arthur Andersen & Co. Tatiana has a B.S in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and speaks Russian and English. Tatiana leads the firm’s investments in Ponce Health Sciences University and Qubed.
Aanand Radia is a Vice President at University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Aanand was a private equity investor at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he focused on Financial Services and Special Situations. Prior to BlackRock, Aanand worked at EdisonLearning (formerly Edison Schools), an early pioneer in the charter school movement and later a diversified K-12 education technology and services company, where he focused on corporate strategy, business development, new product and finance initiatives. While at Edison, Aanand helped to develop an alternative education product offering delivered through a hybrid/blended learning environment. Aanand started his career at Patriot Capital, a middle market private equity firm, where he made investments across a broad range of industries. Aanand received his B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Aanand helps lead the firm’s investment in Galvanize.
Chris Mohr is an Associate at University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Chris was an investment banking analyst in HSBC's Leveraged and Acquisition Finance group where he played an integral role on domestic and international leveraged finance transactions across the education, technology, and gaming sectors. Chris started his career at PwC where he was an Associate in the company's Advisory practice. During his time at PwC, Chris worked on a wide range of engagements, conducting due diligence and valuations analyses for Fortune 500 companies, and spent several months working internationally in London and Mexico City. Chris received his B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University.
Joanne Lin is an Associate at University Ventures. Prior to University Ventures, Joanne was a Credit Risk Associate with JPMorgan’s Investment Bank covering the Consumer, Healthcare and Retail industries. In this role, she actively managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of corporate credit exposure and provided credit analysis for new loan originations in LBO and M&A deals. Before joining JPMorgan full-time, Joanne taught 5thgrade special education in NYC as a TeachForAmerica corps member. Joanne earned her B.A. in Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University, and a M.S. in Education at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Amanda Styczek is the Office Manager at University Ventures. Amanda has been supporting management teams in the technology industry for several years. While working in the technology industry she supported CEOs in Ireland and South Africa as well as here in the United States. Amanda earned her B.A in Business and Media Communications from Dominican College of Blauvelt.
Ryan CraigManaging Director
Daniel PiankoManaging Director
Gregg RosenthalManaging Director
Tatiana GoldsteinChief Operating Officer
Aanand RadiaVice President
Amanda StyczekOffice Manager