Rik Kranenburg is an information services executive with a unique leadership track record in the digital and global transformation of educational publishing and financial information. A 30-year veteran of McGraw-Hill, Rik now applies his organizational leadership and analytical skills in the positioning, sale, and integration of new information services companies as vehicles to transform traditional publishing business models. He operates as an Industry Partner at DeSilva + Phillips, an investment bank focused on the media and information industry. He is also an active investor in and advisor to a range of education technology companies.
From 1999 to 2005, Rik was the Executive Vice President of Investment Services at Standard & Poor’s, directing a strategic business repositioning to focus on the delivery of proprietary data and investment research. Over the 1990’s, Rik managed the international expansion of the Standard & Poor’s Ratings franchise, driving the ten-fold expansion of the company’s international business through a series of acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and new product/service entries across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Rik holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA from University of California, Berkeley.