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Ryan Craig

Managing Director at Achieve Partners & Author

Managing Director at Achieve Partners & Author

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Ryan Craig Biography

Ryan is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners and was formerly an MD at University Ventures. Craig’s commentary on where the puck is going in education and workforce regularly appears in the biweekly Gap Letter, Forbes, and Inside Higher Education. He is the author of the book Apprentice Nation: How the "Earn and Learn" Alternative to Higher Education Will Create a Stronger and Fairer America (2023). He is also author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College (2018), which describes the critical importance of last-mile training and the emergence of bootcamps, income share programs, staffing and apprenticeship models as preferred pathways to good first digital jobs and was named in the Wall Street Journal as one the Books of the Year for 2018. Craig’s first book was College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education (2015), which profiles the coming shift toward competency-based education and hiring. Craig is a co-founder of Apprenticeships for America, a national nonprofit dedicated to scaling apprenticeships across the U.S. economy and is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Previously, Craig led the Education & Training sector at Warburg Pincus. His prior experience in higher education was at Columbia University. Craig also founded and built Wellspring, a national network of boarding schools and summer camps for overweight and obese children, adolescents, and young adults. He began his career at McKinsey & Co.

Craig received bachelor's degrees summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, and his law degree from the Yale Law School.

Ryan Craig Videos

  • #LearnLaunch2019 #Keynote - Ryan Craig Education - YouTube
    Education Meets Employment Ryan Craig, bestselling author and Managing Director of University Ventures, presents at the 2019 LearnLaunch ...
  • Universities disrupted: transition to labour market (Ryan Craig ...
    Ryan Craig is founding Managing Director of University Ventures (New York, United States). This video is part of the MOOC: “D-TRANSFORM: ...

Ryan Craig Books

  • Apprentice Nation: How the
    Apprentice Nation: How the "Earn and Learn" Alternative to Higher Education Will Create a Stronger and Fairer America
  • College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education
    College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education

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Ryan Craig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ryan Craig for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ryan Craig generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hemant Taneja, Saj-Nicole Joni, Will Page, Nader Sabry and Liz Sara. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ryan Craig for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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