Rick Buskirk

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rick Buskirk serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Laureate Education, Inc., a role he has held since April 2021. Rick is responsible for the company’s financial strategy, including leading its corporate function, and ensuring Laureate and its institutions achieve financial success.

Rick previously led Laureate’s Financial Planning and Analysis organization as well as multiple financial transformation initiatives for the company. He also served as Laureate’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, playing an integral role in managing the company’s strategic review process and overall portfolio optimization strategies.

Prior to joining Laureate in 2015, Rick was a CPA with EY, an investment banker with Deutsche Bank, and worked for multiple global brands, including Vodafone, NII Holdings, Inc. (formerly Nextel International), and Sprint/Nextel in a range of financial, strategy and operations positions.

Rick holds a dual M.B.A. from Columbia University and London Business School and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland.

Rick Buskirk
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

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