Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Marco Petruzzi

President and CEO, Green Dot Public Schools


Marco Petruzzi is President and CEO of Green Dot Public Schools, which is leading the charge to transform public education in Los Angeles by creating and operating high-achieving public schools, helping parents organize and pushing the Los Angeles Unified School District to make bold improvements. Green Dot has opened 18 successful charter high schools in the highest-need areas of the city, including eight as part of the rejuvenation of Locke High School in Watts. Before joining Green Dot in 2007, Petruzzi founded r3 school solutions, an organization that provided management and administrative services to charter management organizations. He was previously a partner at Bain & Company, with 15 years of consulting experience working with top management of major international groups. He has also worked at McKinsey & Company and at Enichem Americas, a petrochemical trading company. Petruzzi earned a bachelor′s degree and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


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