Gregg Vanourek is coauthor of three influential books: Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (winner of the 2013 International Book Awards in the Business: General category), Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (based on interviews with 55 entrepreneurs worldwide), and Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education.
Vanourek develops leaders and entrepreneurs who live and lead with purpose, passion, service, and impact. He is a featured speaker and trainer worldwide on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development, having spoken in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Vanourek is an adjunct instructor at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and the Royal Institute of Technology. He also teachers in the executive MBA program at Stockholm Business School. Previously, he taught at the Euromed School of Management, University of Denver, and Colorado Mountain College.
Vanourek co-founded New Mountain Ventures and served as Senior Vice President of School Development for K12 during its startup years. While at K12, his team launched innovative virtual schools all over the U.S., helping the company become the market leader in the space.
Previously, Vanourek helped to launch and served as Vice President for Programs at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (an influential education reform foundation) and research fellow at the Hudson Institute (a think tank).
He has written three books, several book chapters and reports, and over 100 published articles. His writing has been featured in or reviewed by Fast Company, BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Leader to Leader, Publishers Weekly, Entrepreneur, and more.
Vanourek is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (M.B.A.), London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and Claremont McKenna College (B.A., magna cum laude). He serves on the board of the Vail Leadership Institute and advises startup ventures.
A native of California, Vanourek lives in Sweden with his wife and two daughters. Twitter: @GVanourek @TripleCrownLead