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JONATHAN COWAN

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JONATHAN COWAN

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Chief Research, Data, & Innovation Officer

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KIPP Foundation

BIOGRAPHY

As Chief Research, Data, and Innovation Officer at the KIPP Foundation, Jonathan partners with and oversees KIPP’s national Insight & Analytics team (which focuses on creating ongoing visibility into KIPP’s network-wide performance, generating actionable insights, and ensuring high quality data and research are available to support network leaders in making data-driven decisions); the national KIPP High School team (which focuses on supporting KIPP high schools in driving academic excellence and preparing KIPP students for post-secondary success); the national KIPP Through College team (which focuses on supporting KIPP students and KIPP alumni in successfully matriculating to, persisting in, and graduating from college and in preparing for career success); and KIPP’s Technology team (which focuses on application development, business intelligence systems, and technology infrastructure). Prior to joining KIPP in 2008, Jonathan spent over ten years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he assisted senior executives of large, complex organizations in addressing strategic, operational, and organizational issues and in managing large scale change. As a principal and then as a partner and managing director at BCG, Jonathan spent several years helping to build and lead BCG’s public education practice. Jonathan has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BS in applied mathematics from Yale University. Jonathan lives in the greater Chicago area with his wife Kris and their three sons.