John (“JB”) is a twenty-year veteran of the education, technology and banking sectors, with experience in college admissions, education finance, college entrance and outcomes assessments, technology, and public policy. JB’s recent contributions include a lengthy tenure as Executive Director for numerous programs of The College Board, Chief Operating Officer of HigherNext, Inc. as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Protem Partners, LLC. He is a regular columnist, media commentator and speaker. He holds a B.S. in English Education, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Training and Policy; both from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.