K12 Continues to Strengthen Leadership with Addition of Investment
and Business Development Expertise
HERNDON, Va. -- (Business Wire)
K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary online
curricula and education programs for students in kindergarten through
high school, today announced the appointment of Adam L. Cohn, Senior
Vice President, Business Development of Knowledge Universe Education
L.P., to its Board of Directors.
The appointment of Mr. Cohn, who is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and
Business Development for Knowledge Universe® and its portfolio
companies, brings the number of directors on the K12 Board to 10.
Knowledge Universe is a leading global education organization operating
early childhood education centers and international schools.
Nate Davis, Executive Chairman of K12 Inc., stated, “Adam Cohn will
bring valuable new resources to K12’s Board of Directors at this
critical stage of our growth. We especially welcome his expertise and
insight in investment, business development and partnerships.”
Prior to joining Knowledge Universe in March 2000, Mr. Cohn was a Senior
Associate with Whitney & Co., a leading private equity firm. At Whitney
& Co., he was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions for
the Whitney Mezzanine Fund. Prior to Whitney & Co., Mr. Cohn was an
investment banker in the Financial Sponsors Group at Bankers Trust
Company and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Cohn serves on board of directors of
Knowledge Schools LLC, Knowledge Universe Global Inc., Busy Bees
Holdings Limited and Milagro Oil and Gas, Inc. From 2007 to 2012 he
served as a director of Embanet Corp. Mr. Cohn holds a Bachelor’s Degree
in Business from Skidmore College and an MBA from Columbia University.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to individualized
learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered online
solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. K12 has
worked with over 2,000 school districts and has delivered more than four
million courses over the past decade. K12 provides curricula, academic
services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts,
traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and families. K12's
curriculum is rooted in decades of research combined with 21st-century
technology by cognitive scientists, interactive designers and teachers.
K12's portfolio of more than 550 unique courses and titles—the most
extensive in the technology-based education industry—covers every core
subject and four academic levels for high school including Honors and
AP. K12 offers credit recovery courses, career-building electives,
remediation support, six world languages and a deep STEM offering. The
K12 Program is offered through K12 partner public schools in more than
two-thirds of the states and the District of Columbia, and through
private schools serving students in all 50 states and 85 countries. More
information can be found at K12.com.
Christina L. Parker,
VP Investor Relations
Jeff Kwitowski, 703-483-7281
SVP Public Affairs
Source: K12 Inc.
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