Erik Heyer is a Partner at Alpha Education and has been involved with investing in, creating and leading education organizations for over 15 years. Most recently he served as Executive in Residence at Bridges Ventures, a UK-based social impact private equity firm. Previously, he was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Education Design Lab, a non-profit supporting innovation in higher education where he now serves on the board of directors. Erik is founder and chairman of Capital Education Group, an autism services organization that operates The Auburn Schools and Little Leaves behavioral therapy. He is also founder and chairman of The Siena School, a national leader in dyslexia education. Previously, Erik helped to create and grow 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. He began his career with Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, before joining New Mountain Capital, a leading private equity investment firm. Erik 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 Institute for Excellence & Ethics, the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, and Calvert Education Services, one of the nation’s oldest homeschooling organizations and a leading online learning platform.