Erik Heyer is a respected education leader, business manager and social entrepreneur. Over the past two decades, he has played key roles building, managing, and advising numerous high-quality education organizations including private schools, charter schools, school districts, special education programs, online and education technology companies, colleges, universities, and education focused investment firms.
Erik is founder and chair of The Siena School, a national leader in the field of dyslexia education. He also founded a leading autism services organization that includes The Auburn School and Little Leaves Behavioral Services. He was on the founding team and management committee of Victory Schools, a national leader in the charter school and public education reform movements. In 2003, he was awarded a Broad Fellowship in the Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy, one of the nation’s most prestigious educational leadership training programs. Erik’s roles in finance have included work with Goldman Sachs, New Mountain Capital, and Bridges Fund Management, a global pioneer in the field of social-impact investing.
Mr. Heyer holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in systems engineering with high honors from the University of Virginia. He has served as a trustee or director of the International Dyslexia Association, the Education Design Lab, Excellence with Integrity Institute, the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Springboard Education, Floreo, and Calvert Education.