Nathaniel A. Davis, Executive Chairman of Stride’s Board of Directors

Mr. Davis joined us as a director in July 2009 and has served as our Chairman since June 2012. In January 2013, he became our Executive Chairman, and in January 2014, Mr. Davis was appointed to be our CEO, serving in that role through February 2016 and again beginning in March 2018 through January 2021. He again became our Executive Chairman in January 2021. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Managing Director of RANND Advisory Group from 2003 until December 2012. Previously, Mr. Davis worked for XM Satellite Radio from June 2006 to November 2008, serving as President and then Chief Executive Officer until the company’s merger with Sirius Radio. He also served on the XM Satellite Radio board of directors from 1999 through 2008. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Davis was President and Chief Operating Officer and a board member of XO Communications Inc. Mr. Davis has also held senior executive positions at Nextel Communications (EVP, Network and Technical Service), MCI Telecommunications (Chief Financial Officer) and MCI Metro (President and Chief Operating Officer). Mr. Davis has served as a director of Unisys Corporation and RLJ Lodging Trust since 2011, and as a director of the National Alliance to End Homelessness since June 2021. Mr. Davis has also previously served on the board of several public and private firms including Mutual of America Capital Management Corporation, Charter Communications and Telica, Inc.

Mr. Davis holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Engineering Computer Science at the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Davis was selected as a director based on his strong record of executive management, finance and systems engineering skills, as well as his insight into the considerations necessary to run a successful, diverse global business. The Board of Directors also benefits from his previous service on other public company boards and his experience in accounting and financial reporting.

Aida M. Alvarez

Ms. Alvarez currently serves as Chair of the Latino Community Foundation. As Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, she was a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet from 1997 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Alvarez served as the Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight from 1993 to 1997, where she was charged with financial oversight of the secondary housing market, the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”). Prior to that, she worked for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bear Stearns & Company, Inc. and the First Boston Corporation. She has served on the boards of directors of Fastly, Inc. since August 2019; Oportun, Inc. (formerly Progress Financial Corporation) since 2011; and HP Inc. since February 2016. From 2006 to June 2016, Ms. Alvarez served on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and from 2004 to 2014, served on the boards of directors of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (formerly UnionBanCal Corporation) and MUFG Union Bank N.A. (formerly Union Bank N.A.). From 2014 to 2019, she served on the board of directors of Zoosk, Inc.

Ms. Alvarez holds a B.A. from Harvard College. Ms. Alvarez was selected as a director because of her financial expertise, government experience, and ability to bring diverse perspectives to the Board of Directors.

Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Craig R. Barrett , Lead Independent Director

Dr. Barrett served as Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation from 1998, until his retirement in 2009, and was also Chairman of the Board of Intel from 2005 to 2009. He previously served in various roles at Intel Corporation, including Chief Operating Officer, since joining Intel in 1974. Prior to Intel Corporation, Dr. Barrett was a member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering faculty of Stanford University. Dr. Barrett currently serves as Co-Chairman of Achieve, Inc., an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization; President and Chairman of BASIS Charter Schools, Inc.; Vice Chair of the Science Foundation Arizona; and a member of the Board of Trustees of Society for Science and the Public.

Dr. Barrett holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford University. Dr. Barrett was selected as a director because of his deep knowledge and experience in information technology innovation, as well as his global, operational, and leadership experience as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation. He also brings a unique perspective to the Board of Directors from his tenure as a professor and his volunteer work and support of numerous educational organizations.

Chair of the Academic Committee
Member of the Academic Committee

Guillermo Bron

Mr. Bron joined us as a director in July 2007, and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Bron is a Managing Director at Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC, an investment firm, and is the Managing Member of PAFGP, LLC, the sole general partner of Pan American Financial, L.P. Mr. Bron served as a Managing Director of Acon Funds Management LLC, a private equity firm, from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Bron also served as Chairman and a director of United Pan Am Financial Corp. (UPFC) from 1994 to 2011, and he served as a director of Pan American Bank, FSB (Pan American), a former wholly owned subsidiary of UPFC, from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Bron has also served as Chairman of idX Corporation since 2008 and, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Bron was a director of Telemundo Group, Inc. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Bron was an officer, director and principal stockholder of a general partner of Bastion Capital Fund, L.P., a private equity investment fund primarily focused on the Hispanic market. Previously, Mr. Bron was a Managing Director of Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Bron holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Bron was selected as a director because his extensive executive leadership and international experience, as well as his expertise in investment banking and capital markets, which enables him to bring valuable insights to the Board of Directors in the areas of finance and strategy. The Board of Directors also benefits from his prior experience as a public company director and audit committee member.

Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Robert L. Cohen

Mr. Cohen currently serves in various roles including strategic advisor, investor, and board observer to high growth education technology companies including 2U Inc. Since May 2020, Mr. Cohen has served as a director of SPiGlobal. Mr. Cohen served as President and Chief Operating Officer of 2U through January 2016. He was appointed President in November 2013 and Chief Operating Officer in April 2012. In addition, Mr. Cohen was 2U’s founding Chief Financial Officer beginning in June 2008. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Cohen held several senior roles at The Princeton Review, including Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and Executive Vice President and General Manager of K12 Services. From 1983 to 2001, Mr. Cohen founded and operated the largest network of franchises of The Princeton Review before selling them back to that company.

Mr. Cohen attended Princeton University. He was selected as a director because of his deep knowledge and experience in the education technology industry, as well as his operational and leadership experience as Chief Operating Officer of 2U.

Financial Expert
Member of the Academic Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

John M. Engler

Mr. Engler joined us as a director in October 2012 and is Chairman of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and our Academic Committee. He served as President of the Business Roundtable from January 2011 to February 2017. From 2004 to 2011, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Manufacturers. Mr. Engler served as Michigan's 46th governor for three terms from 1991 to 2003. He also served as Interim President of Michigan State University from February 2018 to January 2019.

Currently, he serves as a trustee on the Board of Fidelity’s Fixed Income and Asset Allocation Funds which oversees approximately 290 funds and approximately $1.3 trillion in assets. Previously, Mr. Engler was a director of Universal Forest Products from 2003 to 2019, a director of Northwest Airlines from 2003 to 2008, a director of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and a director of Delta Airlines from 2008 to 2012, and he was also a director of Munder Capital Management. Mr. Engler holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Engler was selected as a director because of his executive and legislative expertise as a state governor, including working with state education budgets, and for his business experience. The Board of Directors also benefits from Mr. Engler's perspective as a former director of numerous public companies and as a member of their audit committees.

Member of the Academic Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Steven B. Fink

Mr. Fink is the Co-Chairman of Heron International. He served as a director of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from 2003 to 2011 and as Chairman of the Board of Life Storage, LLC from 2013 to 2016. In addition, Mr. Fink is a member of the boards of The Jackson Laboratory, City of Hope, St. Helena Hospital, OLE Health Foundation, and the Herb Ritts Foundation. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Fink served as a director of Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. and was its Chairman from 2004 to 2009. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Fink was the Chief Executive Officer of Lawrence Investments, LLC. Mr. Fink has also previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anthony Manufacturing, Chairman and Managing Director of Knowledge Universe and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nextera Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Fink holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. and an L.L.M. from New York University. Mr. Fink was selected as a director based on his significant experience in operations and financial oversight gained as serving as director or chairman for various public and private companies, in addition to his membership on various company audit committees which enables him to contribute significantly to the financial oversight, risk oversight and governance of the Company.

Financial Expert
Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Victoria D. Harker

Ms. Harker serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc. She was named Chief Financial Officer of Gannett in July 2012 and is responsible for TEGNA’s financial functions and operations company-wide. Prior to this role, Ms. Harker served as CFO and President of global business services of the AES Corporation. Previously, Ms. Harker worked for MCI Inc. in a variety of executive roles, including Acting Corporate Chief Financial Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Mass Market Division. In 2019, she was also appointed to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia by Governor Ralph Northam. She is also a member of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council. Ms. Harker has served on the boards of directors of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. since 2012 and of Xylem Inc. since 2011.

Ms. Harker holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from American University. Ms. Harker was selected as a director because of her executive, operational and financial expertise gained through various roles in private and public companies

Financial Expert
Member of the Audit Committee

Robert E. Knowling Jr.

Mr. Knowling serves as Chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, which specializes in helping senior management formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Chief Executive Officer of the NYC Leadership Academy, an independent non-profit corporation created by Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that is chartered with developing the next generation of principals in the New York City public school system. Mr. Knowling has also held roles as Chief Executive Officer of Telwares, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SimDesk Technologies, Inc. and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covad Communications. He was awarded the Wall Street Project’s Reginald Lewis Trailblazers Award by President Clinton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson in 1999. Mr. Knowling serves on the board of directors for Citrix Systems Inc., Rite Aid Corporation and Stream Companies. He also previously served on the board of directors of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. from 2010 to 2015, Convergys Corporation from 2017 to 2018, and Roper Technologies, Inc. from 2008 to 2021.

Mr. Knowling holds a B.A. in theology from Wabash College and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He was selected as a director based on his experience in public education, public company leadership roles, technology and organizational development.

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Liza McFadden

Ms. McFadden leads LIZA and Partners LLC and serves on the boards of Reading Partners and the Florida State Parks Foundation. Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy from 2012 to 2018. She is a former high school teacher, Florida Department of Education administrator and served in Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. Additionally, Ms. McFadden was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Institute for Literacy Board.

Ms. McFadden holds an M.A. from Florida State University and a B.A. from Fitchburg State University. She was selected as a director because of her dedication to the education community and expertise in literacy.

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

James Rhyu

Mr. Rhyu joined us in June 2013, serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until April 2020. In April 2020, he was appointed the Company’s President, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Technology. In January 2021, Mr. Rhyu was appointed and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rhyu served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Match.com, a subsidiary of publicly traded IAC/InterActiveCorp, since June 2011. In those roles, he was responsible for overseeing a broad range of functions, including finance, human resources, legal, information technology and operations, certain international operations and product development. Prior to his roles at Match.com, Mr. Rhyu was a Senior Vice President of Finance at Dow Jones & Company from January 2009 until May 2011, where he ran the global financial function. Previously, Mr. Rhyu served for three years as the Corporate Controller of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its predecessor company, XM Satellite Radio, as well as serving in the same role for Graftech International. Mr. Rhyu also served six years as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP in the United States and South America.

Mr. Rhyu holds a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.