Jeff Livingston is widely regarded as one of the most inspiring young voices in the education industry. At 39, Livingston has already experienced successful careers as an investment banker and Internet entrepreneur. As Senior Vice President of Applied, Career and College Readiness for McGraw-Hill Education, he shares his passion for transforming lives through educational opportunity. Livingston is responsible for all publishing operations in Advanced Placement, Fine Arts, Health, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Adult Basic Education, Workforce Preparedness and Career and College Readiness.
As an entrepreneur, he used his expertise in instructional technology and marketing to launch Achieva.com, the largest provider of online tests and college preparatory for American high schools. He also served as president and chief operating officer of the company. As an investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York and Atlanta, Livingston at 24 was one of the youngest people ever to be named as a company Vice President. As an educator, Livingston taught Biology for a semester at his high school alma mater. He views his current position as a platform to continue writing and speaking about the importance of providing the best education possible to every student.
Livingston received his Bachelor’s degree in government and economics from Harvard University in 1992, graduating with honors after completing his degree in only three years. While at Harvard, Livingston served on the student advisory committee to the Kennedy School of Government’s Institute on Politics and as student editor of the Harvard Political Review. He attended high school in South Carolina and was named a National Merit Scholar and received the Advanced Placement award from the state.
Livingston resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Sahily Artiles, a former director of English language interpretation for the Cuban ministry of foreign investment.