Simon Allen , , , Director

Simon Allen was named CEO in 2019 and joined the Board in 2020. Previously he served as President of the company’s Higher Education and International business units.

Simon has deep experience in creating educational content and technology tools for improved teaching and learning outcomes, and extensive global knowledge of institutions across higher education, K-12, ELT and science, technical and medical markets.

Before re-joining McGraw Hill in March 2018, Simon was the CEO of Macmillan Education, leading the company’s transition from print to blended learning products and solutions. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, International at The McGraw Hill Companies and during that time was elected President of The Publishers Association in the U.K., serving for three years on its council. Before that, Simon was President, Higher Education at both Pearson Education EMEA and Prentice Hall Europe. Earlier in his career, he held sales leadership roles with the Times Mirror Group in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

Simon received his BA with honors from Middlesex University School of Business and completed Executive Education programs in Leadership and Strategic Management at the London Business School.

Dr. Tarika Barrett , , , Director

Dr. Tarika Barrett currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

As CEO of Girls Who Code, Dr. Barrett oversees an organization that has reached 300,000 girls around the world and has a cohort of college-aged alumni that is 80,000 young women strong. Prior to her appointment as CEO in April 2021, she served as Girls Who Code’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the organization’s free Summer Immersion Program and after-school Clubs Program, in addition to the International Expansion, Alumni Programming, and People & Culture teams.

Previously, Dr. Barrett worked as the Chief Program Officer at iMentor, leading the organization’s programmatic efforts to build mentoring relationships that support students from low-income communities in graduating high school and succeeding in college. Before iMentor, she worked in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the New York City Department of Education overseeing options for students significantly off-track academically, as well as developing new school models including the Academy for Software Engineering.

Dr. Barrett’s previous experience includes serving as Deputy Network Leader of the Brooklyn-Staten Island Network of New Visions for Public Schools, designing and implementing research and program evaluations for New York University’s Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, teaching high school students, and working as a political organizer.

Dr. Barrett serves on the board of Eskolta, a nonprofit dedicated to helping urban public schools re-engage at-risk teenagers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brooklyn College, a Master of Arts in deaf education from Columbia Teachers College and a Doctor of Philosophy in teaching and learning from New York University.

Larry Berg , , , Chairman And Director

Larry Berg has been the Chairman of the Board of McGraw-Hill Education since March 2014 and has been a Director since March 2013. Mr. Berg is a Senior Partner at Apollo having joined in 1992, and oversees the Firm’s efforts in industrials and education. Before that time, Mr. Berg was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated. Mr. Berg serves on the board of directors of Maxim Crane, University of Phoenix and Los Angeles Football Club and he previously served on the boards of Laureate International Universities, Sylvan Learning, Berlitz, Connections Academy and Crisis Text Line. Mr. Berg graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jonathan Mariner , , , Director

Jonathan Mariner has been a Director of McGraw-Hill Education since February 2016. Mr. Mariner is a private investor and entrepreneur, and is currently the Founder and President of TaxDay, LLC, a private software firm that helps users track their multi-state travel for tax purposes. Mr. Mariner recently retired from Major League Baseball, Office of the Commissioner, having served as Executive VP and CFO for 12 years, and as Chief Investment Officer. He previously served as Executive VP and CFO of the Florida Marlins Baseball Club. Mr. Mariner currently serves on the board of directors of Ultimate Software Inc., IEX Stock Exchange and Little League International. Mr. Mariner holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Aaron Miller , , , Director

Aaron Miller has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2020. Mr. Miller is a Partner at Apollo Global Management and Head of Apollo Portfolio Performance Solutions, where he leads the focus on portfolio company operations. He brings over 20 years of experience across consumer, retail, manufacturing operations, and other business services and began his tenure in November 2019. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Catalina USA, where he accelerated the transformation of a tactical paper coupon company to a data & analytics focused, omni-channel, strategic marketing partner. He also served as an Operating Director at Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm, where he collaborated with deal teams and portfolio company executives to set the strategic agenda and drive value creation plans, senior talent acquisition, and operational performance improvement. Prior to Berkshire, Mr. Miller spent several years at Bain & Company, most recently as a Partner, serving as an advisor to senior management at multiple companies and boards of directors. Before Bain, he worked in various capacities across operations and R&D at General Mills and Cereal Partners Worldwide including driving operations turnarounds in Mexico and Brazil. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Northwestern Engineering with a BS in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Itai Wallach , , , Director

Itai Wallach has been a Director of McGraw-Hill Education since March 2017. Mr. Wallach is a Principal at Apollo, having joined in 2012. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Wallach was a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Barclays Capital. Mr. Wallach also serves on the board of directors of Smart & Final and The Fresh Market and previously served on the boards of Jacuzzi Brands and Smart Foodservice. He graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where he was an Ivey Scholar.

Lloyd G. Waterhouse , , , Director

Lloyd G. Waterhouse has been a Director of McGraw Hill Education since March 2013. Mr. Waterhouse served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of McGraw-Hill Education from October 2017 until April 2018. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2013 until April 8, 2014 and, before that, the President of the McGraw-Hill Education segment of McGraw-Hill Companies from June 2012 until March 2013. Mr. Waterhouse began his career with International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) in 1973. In 1992, he was appointed President of IBM’s Asia Pacific Services Corporation and later became IBM Director of Strategy for IBM. Mr. Waterhouse was also General Manager Marketing and Business Development, IBM Global Services, and General Manager, E-Business Services. In 1999, Mr. Waterhouse became President and Chief Operating Officer, and later Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds & Reynolds Co., a company primarily focused on software for the automotive industry. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Harcourt Education, a leader in the United States School Education sector. The parent company of Harcourt Education decided to sell the business in 2007 and it merged with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at the end of that year. Mr. Waterhouse has since served on the board of directors of SolarWinds, Inc., ITT Educational Services, Ascend Learning LLC, Digimarc Corporation, i2 Technologies, Inc., Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies, Blue Yonder, Instructure, Larry H. Miller Companies and Sparta in addition to being a Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital LLC. Mr. Waterhouse is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds an MBA from Youngstown State University.

Mark Wolsey-Paige , , , Director

Mark Wolsey-Paige has been a Director of McGraw-Hill Education since May 2013. From 2010 to 2014 Mr. Wolsey-Paige served as an advisor to Apollo, largely on healthcare-related deals. Before becoming an advisor to Apollo, Mr. Wolsey-Paige served as Executive Vice President, Product Development & Supply at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from 2007 to 2009. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Strategy and Technology Officer for Dade Behring Inc. before its acquisition by Siemens. Previously, Mr. Wolsey-Paige worked at Baxter Diagnostics, which became a part of Dade Behring, and became Vice President, Strategy and Business Development in 2000; he remained in this role until the company was acquired, while also becoming head of Research and Development, Instrument Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. Before joining Dade Behring, he was a consultant at Bain & Company in Boston. Before that, Mr. Wolsey-Paige served four years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain and worked in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate on the Army staff in the Pentagon. Mr. Wolsey-Paige holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washington University and an MBA from Harvard University.