Alan Tripp

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Alan H. Tripp
Alan H. Tripp in 1993 with William Hewlett, an early mentor and investor in SCORE!
Alan Tripp (right) in 1993 with William Hewlett, an early mentor and investor in SCORE!
Born United States
Nationality American
Occupation Founder and CEO of InsideTrack

Alan Harvey Tripp is an American entrepreneur who has successfully founded several private education companies, including SCORE! Educational Centers and InsideTrack, the college student coaching company he formed with Kai Drekmeier. He is a regular speaker and contributor to the national discussion on higher education.[1][2][3]

Tripp received a bachelor's degree in Economics in 1985 and an MBA in 1989, both from Stanford University. Tripp was a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and worked as an analyst for H&Q Technology Partners. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal.

In 1992, Tripp launched SCORE! Educational Centers, a provider of customized supplementary computer-based education services for children in kindergarten through tenth grade. On 17 April 1996, Kaplan acquired SCORE! in a deal worth less than $10 million USD. He stayed on as general manager and helped open nearly 100 centers with more than 1,500 employees. The company is now a unit of The Washington Post Company.[4]

In 1999, Tripp co-founded InsideTrack with Kai Drekmeier.[5] The firm serves a wide variety of American universities with technology and service solutions for increasing student engagement, enrollment and graduation rates.

Tripp was a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Graduate School of Education from 1999 to 2004, where he co-taught the core course for education entrepreneurs.[6] Tripp also acts as Board Chair for the non-profit website, GreatSchools.net.[6]

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