Institute for Education Innovation | Jim McVety
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Jim  McVety
Jim McVety

Jim is the Managing Partner of First Step Advisors (founded 2009), which delivers strategy, communications, and executive growth services to education providers worldwide.

Jim’s published research, strategic consulting, and embedded client engagements have fueled the growth of hundreds of companies across the education industry. A widely recognized authority in the learning economy, Jim’s roles in education and EdTech have covered product management, industry research and analysis, M&A, and sales and marketing.

Through First Step, Jim and his team advise global brands, early/mid-stage innovators, and leading investors that share a commitment to improving educational outcomes. Jim holds degrees in Secondary Education and English from Boston College, has served on numerous advisory boards, and works with a range of strategic partners around the globe.