Michael R. Sandler, who coined the term "education industry" and is considered an industry founder, established Eduventures in 1993. He currently serves as President of the Education Industry Foundation and as President and CEO of Education Industry Group.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Sandler has built a career both in business and education. Mr. Sandler established several successful businesses, including Marsan Industries, which merged with ITT Corporation, and Auto Parts Distributors, which was sold to Rite-Aid Corporation. In 1989, Mr. Sandler was appointed a senior fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he conducted research on the relationship between business, government, and education.
A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sandler has served as a trustee of the university and as an overseer of its School of Arts and Sciences. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Sandler was an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Southern California, exploring business and education issues as they relate to access to capital and career opportunities in the education industry. Mr. Sandler recently authored the book Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.