ABOUT|AMERIGO
ABOUT|AMERIGO
Academic excellence.
Supportive community.
Superior outcomes.

Amerigo supports international students at U.S. high schools with a holistic and supportive approach that emphasizes success and growth.

We help international students seeking a preparatory education in the United States thrive both in and out of the American classroom. Combining a nurturing boarding environment, supplemental academic support, English language development, and an approach oriented around successful college outcomes, Amerigo prepares students with the skills, values, and care required to succeed in high school, at the college level, and beyond.

Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund Invests in Amerigo Education

Amerigo is a Leading Provider of Comprehensive and Superior Support Services for the Growing Number of International Students at American Preparatory Schools

CHICAGO – January 24, 2017 – Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund announced today its investment in Amerigo Education, a company that partners with elite American high schools to support their international students and prepare them for acceptance into selective U.S. universities. Amerigo uses an approach centered on excellent academic outcomes to ensure international students thrive both in and out of the American classroom. Read our press release here.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

We seek to extend the promise of education to young people from every quarter of the globe through holistic and supportive programming outside of the classroom.

Our work builds on decades of experience supporting students and leading innovation in the field of education. The Amerigo team is composed of parents, teachers, mentors, tutors, and veteran school leaders, and is grounded in our philosophy of putting the needs of students above all.

MEET OUR TEAM

Craig Pines
Craig Pines
Chief Executive Officer
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Craig’s leadership of Amerigo builds on more than a decade of experience driving growth and innovation in education. Prior to Amerigo, Craig was President & CEO of Deltak, a pioneering provider of online education services for leading American universities. In 2014, after leading the sale of Deltak to John Wiley & Sons, he became a Managing Director in Wiley’s Corporate Development group, identifying and executing acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Craig is passionate about building a dynamic and cohesive team culture that drives successful outcomes for Amerigo's students. He received a B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
DAVID NAPIER
DAVID NAPIER
President & Chief Operating Officer
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David brings years of expertise in international education as President & COO. Prior to Amerigo, David was Head of Operations for North America at Nord Anglia Education, a leading K-12 operator of elite international schools, where he oversaw the American schools and managed the Global Enrollment Team. Previously, David was Senior Vice President of Operations at the Meritas International Family of Schools, where he managed seven schools in North America and held positions in corporate strategy, M&A, finance, and school operations. Earlier in his career, David was Director of International Development at Kaplan and a Vice President at Sterling Partners. David received an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.
Rob Birdsell
Rob Birdsell
Executive Vice President
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Rob joins Amerigo with more than twenty years of business and private school management experience. A recognized leader of high-impact education initiatives, Rob was previously Co-Founder & Director of the Drexel Fund, CEO of the Accelerate Institute, and President & CEO of the Cristo Rey Network, where he oversaw the organization's national expansion. After beginning his career as a high school English teacher, Rob spent several years as a management consultant providing strategic guidance to higher education institutions. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Lubar School of Business and received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Ofa Mangan
Ofa Mangan
Chief Talent Officer
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Ofa joined Amerigo in 2016 as Chief Talent Officer, overseeing all aspects of human capital. Prior to Amerigo, Ofa was the Global Head of Resourcing for BP, where she was responsible for recruitment activity across 26 business functions, supporting 17,000 internal clients worldwide. She brings expertise in fulfilling human capital needs at global institutions across various sectors, including investment banking, healthcare, and management consulting, as well as experience working in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Fiji, and the United States. Ofa is passionate about cultivating a culture of humility, success and spirit at Amerigo. She received a Bachelor of Business from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney.
Scott Spragg
Scott Spragg
Vice President, Global Enrollment
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Scott joined Amerigo in 2016, building on more than a decade of work in international student recruitment at Navitas, an industry leader in pre-university and university pathway programs. Most recently, Scott served as Vice President of Marketing and Recruitment for Navitas’ university programs in North America. Prior to joining Navitas, Scott lived, studied, and worked in China, holding a position at the Australian Embassy in Beijing as well as founding one of the first foreign-owned media production companies in China. Scott holds a Bachelor's of International Business from Griffith University.
KIM DELINE
KIM DELINE
Vice President, Partner Operations
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Kim joined Amerigo Education in 2016 as Vice President of Program Development, providing strategic leadership in ensuring Amerigo’s programs maintain best practices and optimal performance standards. Kim has a distinguished career leading the implementation of major programs and initiatives at global, educational institutions. Prior to Amerigo, she was Senior Director of Program Development and Management at the Meritas International Family of Schools, where she successfully oversaw the implementation of the Meritas Academic Plan, Skyward SIS, and Meritas Teachers College. Previously, Kim was Executive Director of Product Engineering at Wall Street English and Senior Director of New Products and Services at Sylvan Learning Center. She holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Harrison Hart
Harrison Hart
Strategy & Operations Manager
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As a member of the operations and business development teams, Harrison leads efforts in program development, campus operations, and portfolio strategy. Prior to Amerigo, Harrison served on the leadership of Roomie, a national provider of furniture solutions for undergraduate students. Previously, he was an intern in the strategic operations group at WireCo WorldGroup, a leading manufacturer of steel and synthetic rope, and at Paine & Partners, a global private equity firm. Harrison is a key member of the Amerigo team, drawing on his personal experiences at boarding schools in Madaba, Jordan and Andover, Massachusetts. A former writing tutor, Harrison is passionate about using data and creativity to find the best solution to any problem. He received a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.