SPECIALIST // Bill Triant’s Bio
Bill Triant is Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Investments at Pearson. In this role, he manages Pearson’s relationships with its major strategic partners such as Amazon, Google, and Apple, while leading Pearson’s strategic partnerships and investments in education technology companies. He has completed over 40 transactions at Pearson. Prior to joining Pearson, he worked at two private equity firms focused on the education industry, Leeds Equity, where he was an associate, and Hart Capital, where he was a partner. He closed multiple acquisitions and growth investments in these roles. Bill started his career in the Boston Public Schools, where he taught math and a vocational program focused on business and accounting. Bill is a frequent speaker at education industry conferences and recently joined the board of the Codman Academy Charter School. He received his AB from Harvard and his MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford. He lives in Lexington with his wife, an assistant professor at UMass Lowell, and three children.
Bill’s primary interests in education include: improving the link between vocational education programs and job placements; encouraging non-cognitive skill development in primary school; and developing new types of credentials that are inexpensive to obtain and identify talent accurately.