BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  The creation of Education Growth Advisors, a new revenue strategy consultancy firm exclusively serving the education sector, was announced today by Adam Newman and Christopher Curran, education and investment industry veterans with unparalleled knowledge, experience and relationships in the education space. Education Growth Advisors (EGA) delivers strategy and operational advisory services with an emphasis on accelerating growth, enhancing core business functions and preparing clients for capital market activity. Clients include senior executives from leading and emergent companies, organizations serving the pre-K-12 and postsecondary markets and professional and lifelong learning sectors, as well as investment firms and foundations.

"Education Growth Advisors' exclusive focus on the education sector enables us to quickly frame and assess our clients' opportunities and challenges," said Adam Newman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Education Growth Advisors. "Our model, which draws on our extensive market knowledge, channel and business development experience, robust network and strong general management capabilities, makes EGA a primary resource for executives and organizations seeking to evaluate strategic options, accelerate growth and improve business operations."

Throughout their careers, Mssrs. Newman and Curran have been deeply involved in all facets of the education sector, including executive management roles; delivering market research, consulting services and due diligence support; advising clients on partner strategies, mergers and acquisitions and product development initiatives; and shaping policy. In addition to the significant expertise offered by its founders, EGA also boasts an impressive proprietary network of highly influential and experienced professionals from across the industry.

EGA's daily business and client operations will be led by Co-Founder and Managing Partner Adam Newman. Mr. Newman most recently was at Berkery Noyes, where he originated the firm's strategic consultancy for education companies and investors. He also launched the industry's seminal "Venture Capital in Education Summit," an annual event convening the most dynamic and innovative early-stage education companies, entrepreneurs and investors. Prior to Berkery Noyes, Mr. Newman served as a Managing Vice President at Eduventures, where he built the firm's Industry Solutions division helping education industry executives develop and drive corporate and growth strategy initiatives. Mr. Newman has also served as a senior manager at the Corporate Executive Board and a K-12 educator in Boston and New Orleans.

Education Growth Advisors will also receive strategic guidance from Co-Founder Christopher Curran. Mr. Curran was most recently head of the Education & Training practice at Berkery Noyes, a pre-eminent media, education and information services advisory firm since 1983. Prior to that experience, Mr. Curran was the Managing Director at Eduventures, the education industry's premier strategic market research and consulting firm.

"With Adam at the helm of Education Growth Advisors, clients can be sure that the strategic guidance they receive is deeply rooted in an understanding of the field and a proven track record of success," said Linda Chaput, Founder and CEO of Agile Mind. "He and his colleagues have played key roles in advancing many of the companies that represent the new face of education."

In addition to launching Education Growth Advisors, the development of Education Growth Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm, is currently underway. While more information will be announced shortly, Education Growth Partners will be managed by Mr. Curran and long-time private equity education investor Peter Campbell to provide growth capital and expertise to dynamic companies in the K-12, postsecondary and lifelong learning sectors. 

Companies, organizations and investors are encouraged to contact Adam Newman directly at for more information about Education Growth Advisors.

About Education Growth Advisors
Education Growth Advisors is a revenue strategy consulting firm exclusively serving the education sector. It delivers strategy and operational consulting services to companies, executives and selected investors with an emphasis on accelerating growth, enhancing core business functions and preparing clients for capital market activities. Led by a team of education and investment industry veterans, EGA clients receive access to proprietary resources and consulting services informed by nearly two decades of education sector experience.

Contact Information:

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group

(303) 433-7020