Founder's Story

Cyrus Patel
CEO & Founder

  • Experienced education entrepreneur

  • B.A. from Cornell University

  • M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management

  • Former VP of Strategy and Business Planning for Meritas Family of Schools, a family of college preparatory schools with over 11,000 students across the United States, Mexico, Switzerland and China

  • Recognized opportunity to reduce costs through improved purchasing, but the schools did not have the time or capabilities to execute

  • Created Scholar Partners based on the idea that improved purchasing practices would allow private and charter schools to invest more time and resources into fulfilling their core mission