Ty Field


CEO1ST Partner

Ty Field serves as Executive Chairman of XanEdu and is the former Executive Chairman of TPC Training, a former Frontenac portfolio company. Ty is the former CEO of Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning and a leading provider of educational solutions. Previously, Ty was CFO of Ascend Learning, where he implemented a roll-up strategy that resulted in 20 acquisitions. Prior to Ascend, Ty was CFO of Thomson Higher Education (now Cengage Learning) where he improved EBITDA margins from 25% to 38% and diversified the product portfolio, resulting in a significant shift towards digital revenue.

Company Overview

Xanedu is a provider of custom, relevant and affordable educational content solutions to the Higher Ed and K–12 markets.


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Suite 2980
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312.368.0044

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