Peter Cohen became Executive Vice President, McGraw-Hill Education in December 2016. Previously he was Group President of U.S. Education, overseeing the company's U.S. K-12 and higher education businesses. Peter joined McGraw-Hill Education in 2013 as president of the McGraw-Hill School Education Group. Prior to his arrival at McGraw-Hill Education, Peter served as chief executive of Pearson Education’s School division. At Pearson, Peter was instrumental in Pearson’s shift from print to digital resources, the expansion of school services, and the acquisition and expansion of direct instructional services through Connections Academy.
From 1996 until 2008, Peter held positions as the president of Sylvan Learning and the CEO of Educate Inc., leading the expansion of the consumer business, Sylvan Learning, the acquisition of a 1,000-unit German tutoring business, the development of Educate On Line serving the K-12 market, and the expansion of Catapult Learning serving the School market.
In addition, Peter served as chief executive for The Pet Practice, a publicly traded veterinary hospital chain, and served in various senior management positions at NutriSystem, Circle K, and 7-Eleven.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Redlands. He is a board member of Primrose Schools, a national early childhood education provider, and a former member of the Board of Directors of Connections Academy, a for-profit virtual charter school company.