Jon Kaplan

Managing Partner, Inspara Partners


Jon has served in a wide variety of leadership positions in higher education, business, and the public sector. Jon is currently a managing partner in Inspara Partners, a growth partner to Ed Tech and education enterprises worldwide. Most recently, Jon held a number of senior executive positions at Laureate Education, the leading global higher education company. He served there as CEO of the Online division and President & CEO of Walden University. He has served on the board of Coursera as an observer and on the boards of a number of higher education organizations.

Earlier in his career, Jon practiced law as an attorney at Covington & Burling. He previously served as special assistant to the President for economic policy in the White House under President Bill Clinton and as an aide to US Senator John Kerry. Jon is also a lecturer at Georgetown University in higher education leadership and ethics. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston University School of Law.