John Soleanicov is the Co-Lead of the Learning Schools Portfolio for the Jacobs Foundation. He is a Romanian-born American-raised professional with more than 15 years of global experience in financial services, management consulting and education. Prior to Jacobs, John was the Program Director for Education for the UBS Optimus Foundation. He also founded Teach for Romania and continues to serve on its board. Previously, he worked for the Health and Education Investment Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, Mexico City and Cairo. John has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and Company and as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers. He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Columbia University.