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, Mr. Kranenburg 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. Mr. Kranenburg served as the Group President for Higher Education, Professional and International Publishing at McGraw-Hill Education from 2005 to 2011. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Kranenburg served as Executive Vice President for Investment Services at Standard & Poor’s, directing a strategic business repositioning to focus on the delivery of proprietary data and investment research. There he focused the $1.3 billion business on the development and distribution of a range of new educational software and services offerings and the migration toward a digital licensing business. Over the 1990’s, Mr. Kranenburg managed the international expansion of the Standard & Poor’s Ratings franchise, driving the ten-fold expansion of the company’s international revenue to $750 million through a series of acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and new product/service entries across Europe, Asia and Latin America. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a BA in economics and political science from UC Berkeley.